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A 33-year-old member asked:

help please? how old do you have to be to get chin liposuction?

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Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Usually at least 18: I do not think liposuction should be done on children. Diet and exercise is the safest way to contour our body. However, as we age there are areas that do not respond to diet and exercise and these areas are prime candidates for liposuction.
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
See your doctor: Liposuction is done under the chin usually with the neck area and jowels. See your medspa doctor to discuss what is appropriate for you. You are certainly old enough but the medspa doctor may also show you some noninvasive skin firming and tightening radiofrequency options that may take care of your issue.
Dr. Rodney Green
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
I don't recommend liposuction for the area under the chin: Removing the fat in the submental or neck area is better done by direct excision through a small incision under the chin. This allows the surgeon to remove the fat from on top of the muscle and under the muscle where it is often located. Under the muscle cannot be addressed in any other way. This approach also allows the skin to be lifted from the muscle and the muscles reapproximated and tightened so that the skin can drape in a better way and restore the angle of the neck.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What is double chin liposuction?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Double or Turkey: Many people refer to their necks or chins as having a double chin appearance or a waddler (like a turkey neck). The former can be treated with liposuction whereas the latter is best treated with a facelift (although a few individuals use botulinum toxin for this purpose).
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the concerns of chin liposuction?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Same as any lipo: Concerns relate to the indications. Does the patient have sufficient skin elasticity? Is fat the problem? Is another procedure a better option (implant or facelift)? Technical concerns relate to removal of enough but not too much fat as well as avoiding injury to nerves providing sensation or motor innervation.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How much does chin liposuction cost?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Depends: Thr price of surgery will vary tremendously based on extent, time, facility technology, operating room, anesthesia, supplemental procedures ( chin implant) etc, having said that it will range from $1500-5000.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is under the chin liposuction?

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Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Liposuction: Under the chin liposuction, like it says, under the chin suction. It can be done withthe usual time honored liposuction , or with smart lipo. Both methods work.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Chin liposuction concerns. Can you end up lumpy?

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Dr. Frederick Coville
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
It's possible: With any procedure, there is always a chance that things may not turn out as well as planned. Lumps under the skin can be caused by fat left behind, fat cells that don't survive and become hard (fat necrosis), some bleeding, or technical errors on the part of the surgeon. The best reason to use an experienced plastic surgeon is to help prevent complications or treat them should they occur.

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