Also known as submental fat, double chins are very common among our male patients. Excess volume in this area can be notoriously difficult to target because it isn’t always associated with weight gain. Conversely, double chins develop due to genetics and the natural aging process in many cases.
Fortunately, you don’t have to live with a double chin forever. It’s possible to get rid of it for good with liposuction procedure with Dr. Kotis.
Restore a refined jawline + tighten lax skin
Highlight your other facial features
Dramatically improve the appearance of fullness beneath the chin
Minimally-invasive, outpatient procedure
Long-lasting results (as long as you maintain your weight)
Quick, 40-minute procedure
Requires very tiny incisions
Minimal bleeding, pain and discomfort
Quick recovery period
In general liposuction to reduce a double chin is ideal for men who:
Are in their 20s through 50’s
Do not have a significant amount of sagging skin
Have good skin elasticity and tone (these patients see the best results)
Are committed to maintaining their weight moving forward
What to expect during liposuction
Liposuction is a very popular way to reduce a heavy double chin. To begin, Dr. Kotis will administer local anesthesia to numb the area and ensure your comfort. He will then many tiny incisions in the treatment area, concealed beneath the chin.
Through those openings, Dr. Kotis will insert a thin, hollow tube called a cannula. He will move this device back and forth to gently break up unwanted fat, tighten lax skin, and restore a more defined jawline.
It can take a full two weeks for your post-surgical bruising and swelling to subside.
Wear your compression garment as directed throughout the first week to tighten the skin and optimize healing
Return to sedentary work within about one week
Resume full activity in about two weeks
You will notice an immediate improvement in your neck contour after liposuction, though the results will be slightly obscured by bruising, swelling, and your compression garment.
Once all swelling has subsided in a few weeks, your final outcome will be apparent. In addition, skin tightening will continue to progress for several months.
If you have a persistent double chin that does not respond to diet and exercise, laser liposuction to reduce the unwanted volume may be your ideal solution. Contact our Arlington Heights office today to schedule a consultation and discovery if this procedure is right for you.Contact Us