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Seroma After Chin Liposuction
Are there medical reasons for needing chin liposuction? Are there ever any medical reasons that would constitute a chin liposuction? .
Cosmetic Procedure.: There are no “medical necessary” reasons for chin liposuction surgery that I know of. Indicated for patients at their long-term stable weight, who present with diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue of localized areas with good quality overlying skin. Not substitute for diet and exercise or meant for weight loss. ...Read more
Liposuction surgery involves the use of hollow cannulas and suction devices used to remove adipose tissue; should not feel anything when the procedure is performed. Indicated for patients at their long-term stable weight, who present with diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue of localized areas with good quality overlying skin. Not substitute for diet and exercise or ...Read more
Yes: Chin or submental liposuction is a minimally invasive technique to define the jawline by removing excess fat and the appearance of a double chin. It can improve the contour of the cervicomental angle and reduce the appearance of a double chin. Risks include bleeding, infection, nerve injury, irregular contour, scarring, and need for revision. ...Read more
Varies: Chin or submental liposuction is a minimally invasive technique to define the jawline by removing excess fat and the appearance of a double chin. It can improve the contour of the cervicomental angle and reduce the appearance of a double chin. Risks include bleeding, infection, nerve injury, irregular contour, scarring, and need for revision. ...Read more
Good Candidate?: Good candidates for chin liposuction are those healthy patients who present at a “stable weight”. These patients have diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue of this area with good quality overlying skin elasticity present. Some patients who present for this operation do better with neck lifting as opposed to liposuction surgery. ...Read more
Everyday: This is a very common procedure. Have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Sure can: Neck liposuction can be very affective in the right patient. We often use neck liposuction during a facelift to help shape and tighten up the neck and chin area. In patients not undergoing a facelift one has to be careful. If there is excessive loose skin then liposuction alone may leave you with less fat but still loose skin. If skin quality is good then Lipo can work great ...Read more
How long does pain last after chin liposuction? I've never had surgery, but friends who have seemed to be in pain for weeks. Does pain from chin liposuction last that long? .
When can I start exercising after chin liposuction? I lift weights and run on alternate days. How long do I need to wait after chin liposuction before I can go back to this routine? .
How much swelling will I have after chin liposuction? I've seen some people complaining that they looked worse after chin liposuction than before. Does it really cause that much swelling? .
Garment: You need to wear a compressive garment after chin liposuction to prevent swelling. If you don't by gravity post operative fluid will build up under your chin and when it gets ultimately absorbed, will leave irregularities or lumps. ...Read more
Does gaining weight after chin liposuction affect the results? My weight tends to fluctuate by up to 15 pounds during the year. If I have chin liposuction at my lightest, will gaining weight undo the results? .
Is there any way I can minimize the recovery time after chin liposuction? I don't want to be out of commission for too long. Is there anything I can do before or after my chin liposuction to help my body heal better? .
Yes: There are various techniques that can both reduce initial bruising and speed the resolution of bruising. Rather than try to list them in this limited space, I would recommend you ask your board certified plastic surgeon what they recommend. You paying for their help and guidance, so it is best to follow their advice. ...Read more
How long will I have to wear a chin strap after chin liposuction? I don't want anyone to know I've had work done, so I don't want to go out wearing a chin strap. How soon after chin liposuction can I stop wearing it? Or at least only wear it at home? .
1 week: I generally recommend the use of the chin strap for 1 week. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
No age limits: There is no maximum or minimum age for having SmartLipo. Older patients may have more skin laxity which can be improved with the laser tightening associated with SmartLipo, younger patients (under 50) tend to get better results because their skin tightens better. For more info see: http://www. Omahacosmeticsurgery. Com/contouring-procedures-category/smartlipo-triplex-technology/ ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Forever: The fat you had removed will never return. The fat that remains behind can still increase in size if you gain weight, but that old fat is gone forever. Your skin however, will continue to age and you might want some sort of skin rejuvenation procedure down the road to maintain your youthful appearance. Be well. ...Read more
How long does it take to see the final results of chin liposuction? I know it takes a few weeks to really heal after chin liposuction. Is that when you see the final results, too? .
What are the limitations of chin liposuction? What should I realistically expect from chin liposuction? How defined can it make my jaw-line? .
Microliposculpture: Submental liposuction (or microliposculpture) is a minimally invasive technique for removing excess deposits of fat under the chin. It can improve the look of a double chin, make the angle between your chin and neck more attractive, and define your jawline. It is not a neck lift, though, so it will not address extra loose skin, neck bands, or facial sagging. ...Read more
Can chin liposuction cause numbness in your neck? I've read that chin liposuction can sometimes damage nerves and cause numbness. Is that true? Is it permanent? .
Numbness can occur, but it's usually transient and comes back within a short time.
Nerve damage to cutaneous sensory nerve occurs, but these grow back.
Damage to the marginal mandibular nerve can occur as well, this causes a distorted smile, which usually resolves in a few months.
Most importantly is that lipo of the chin is very safe. Good luck, dr b. ...Read more
Is there anything I need to do to prepare for chin liposuction? When my dad had surgery he had to stop his medications and fast beforehand. Will I need to do the same? .
Yes: Your surgeon will give you all the pre operative instructions that are routine and some that will apply to you in particular. Just follow the instructions. ...Read more