- Removes under-chin (submental) fat
- Tightens the submental skin and creates a defined jawline
- Performed under sedation
- Incisions are hidden behind the ears
- 1 hour procedure, 1-2 weeks downtime, 6 months to appreciate the final results
- Often performed with chin enhancement to improve the lower facial profile
A double chin (submental fat) often occurs when a layer of fat forms under one’s chin. It is commonly associated with weight gain, although one does not necessarily need to be overweight to present with one. Ageing, resulting in looser skin can also cause a double chin. Some may have saggy necks, also caused by an accumulation of fat which presents beneath the jawbone (mandible).
Double chin can be effectively treated by both Lipodissolve and Vaser liposuction. The former is non-surgical while vaser liposuction is a step up from traditional liposuction and uses ultrasound to break down the fat deposits before removing them via suction. It works particularly well for small pockets of fat such as double chins.
What is the Vaser Liposuction for double chin like?
The Vaser lipo procedure commences with a special saline solution injection in the ‘double chin’, which works to numb the area to help make it a painless process. This saline solution also restricts nearby blood vessels to help prevent blood flow, while temporarily expanding the area so that it is easier to remove the fat from the double chin.
Following the injection, small incisions are then made in the double chin, in which to insert a small ultrasonic probe. This gives off high frequency energy to shake the fat cells loose and emulsify it to make the fat suitable for removal from the double chin. This fat can then be removed from the body using a gentle suction technique.
The duration of the procedure would depend on the severity of your condition. It usually takes less than one hour as a day procedure under sedation.
What kind of results can I expect from Vaser Liposuction of the double chin area?
Not only is Vaser Liposuction able to remove the excess fat, it can also tighten the overlying skin, resulting in a more attractive youthful jawline. The scar is almost always inconspicuous as the incisions are tiny. Even for individuals prone to scarring, there is no need for concern for at SW1 Clinic, we have a special Scar Prevention Program to ensure that any residual scars are minimised optimally.
What other treatments can be done to enhance the chin and jawline and further improve the appearance of the double chin?
Some patients may also benefit from a chin implant or injection of chin fillers to enhance the proportions of the chin. This most greatly benefits patients who also has a receding jawline or has a disproportionately short chin. By bringing the facial proportions closer to that of the golden ratios, we can up the beauty quotient of the face even further. A consultation with our doctors at SW1 Clinic will help you decide your best treatment plan.
Is there any post treatment care?
Afterward the procedure, you will be put in a specially fitted chin support which you must wear for the next one week. This will ensure optimal healing and recovery from your procedure. The recovery period usually takes about 1 week with minimal swelling and bruising.
At SW1 Clinic, we also recommend aftercare using our Ultrasound therapy with lymphatic drainage about 2-3 times a week for the first 3 weeks to optimise recovery.The final result will then take about one month to be seen after the surgery.
Who is most suitable for this treatment?
Vaser Liposuction of the double chin area is best for patients with moderate to severe sub-mental fat deposits as well as sagging skin.
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