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Chin liposuction concerns. Can you end up lumpy?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Frederick Coville
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Frederick Coville
Dr. Frederick Coville
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rarely

If you are a poor candidate or have a novice surgeon, problems are more likely.
If properly screened and operated it is rare.

In brief: Rarely

If you are a poor candidate or have a novice surgeon, problems are more likely.
If properly screened and operated it is rare.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Lara Devgan
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible

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.

In brief: Possible

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.
Dr. Lara Devgan
Dr. Lara Devgan
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

Yes, irregularities or "lumpiness” are potential risks associated with liposuctionsurgery.
Careful selection of plastic surgeon is important. Selection of appropriate patients with good quality overlying skin elasticity is also important.

In brief: Yes

Yes, irregularities or "lumpiness” are potential risks associated with liposuctionsurgery.
Careful selection of plastic surgeon is important. Selection of appropriate patients with good quality overlying skin elasticity is also important.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery

In brief: Improbable

When done by competent md, the techniques used are designed & tend to prevent such irregularities.

In brief: Improbable

When done by competent md, the techniques used are designed & tend to prevent such irregularities.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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