Weight fluctuations, genetics and aging can cause accumulation of fat in the neck and chin area. These excess fat deposits can result in a double chin, which can make you look heavier or older than you actually are. A drooping jaw line and a sagging or double chin can be resolved with chin liposuction surgery. Performed using minimally invasive laser technology, the procedure helps resolve jowls and enhance the chin and jaw line for a younger looking face.
Lipolysis The Solution for a Drooping Chin
Compared to traditional liposuction which involves surgical cuts, established plastic surgeons make use of the innovative FDA-approved minimally invasive SmartLipo Triplex workstation to address excess fat in the chin area. This technology is designed to not only to remove fat but also to tighten the surrounding skin. This results in a tighter, well-defined facial contour.
This workstation from Cynosure combines the power of three lasers that work to melt fat, reduce bruising and tighten the skin in one optimal package. The lasers –1440, 1064 and 1320nm can be blended to achieve a better outcome. The procedure is unique in that the coagulation of tissues and tightening of the skin takes place simultaneously to provide a natural, firm look. The blending of the 1440 nm and the 1064 nm wavelengths causes much greater disruption of fatty tissue with minimal patient downtime. The blending of the 1064 nm and the 1320 nm wavelengths tightens the skin by coagulating the tissues and stimulating collagen production.
In this liposuction procedure, a tiny cannula is inserted through an incision in the treatment area to deliver laser energy to melt the fat cells. The liquefied fat is then gently suctioned out through the same incision. This technology is also equipped with ThermaGuide which has temperature monitoring capabilities to prevent burns and other complications. SmartSense is an intelligent hand-piece delivery system that distributes precise energy for optimal results. ThermaView provides the plastic surgeon with a thermal map of the treatment area as well as information on skin temperature, sending an alert when the optimal temperature is reached.
Chin lipolysis using SmartLipo Triplex is an outpatient procedure with minimal downtime and patients usually return to normal activities within a few days. The treated area will appear more compact immediately after the treatment and results improve significantly over time.
Choose the Right Surgeon
Choosing the right plastic surgeon is the key to optimal results for liposuction. It is also important that the procedure is performed an AAAASF-accredited surgical facility. These facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and qualified personnel to ensure treatment that meets the necessary standards as well as patient safety. Treatment at the right facility offers many benefits:
Minimum downtime and side effects
Less bleeding and swelling
Less pain and discomfort
Less surgical trauma
Speedy recovery with minimal scarring
Quick, visible results
For an improved outcome, chin liposuction is often combined with a face lift.