Your face is often the first thing that others notice when they see you, and an attractive facial contour can make a positive and engaging first impression. This means that treatments that help streamline your facial contour can be an effective way to improve the impression that you make on others. It should come as no surprise that appearances are important in the image-conscious modern world where we live, which is why many women and men have chosen liposuction as a tool to help them improve their appearance. What many do not know is that chin liposuction is a tool specially designed to create an attractive facial image.
The truth is that men and women in the United States and around the world have opted for plastic surgery as a way of creating a more aesthetically- pleasing appearance. Americans spent a whopping 16 billion dollars on plastic surgery in 2016, often opting for smaller procedures designed to target a problem area, rather than huge procedures designed to radically alter their entire appearance. Chin liposuction can be thought of as one of these smaller target procedures, one that can make a dramatic change to one of our most important commodities: our face.
What Is Chin Liposuction?
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It may surprise some people that chin liposuction can so drastically change the appearance, but the reality is that fat and sagging skin can really detract from an attractive face. We all wish to present our best face to the world, and a procedure designed to remove those aspects of our face that detract from our natural beauty can help us accomplish this goal. Putting your best face forward is just as important as putting your best foot forward in a day and age where we are not only bombarded by images of others on television and social media, but even by images of ourselves in these same mediums.
Many people will already be familiar with liposuction. As a procedure, liposuction was developed in the 1970s as a way to remove fat. Surgeons performing liposuction break down and remove fat in from an area that has been targeted for fat removal. We all have adipose cells (fat cells) in various parts of our body, and these fat cells can grow and multiply as our body stores excess calories as fat tissue. Though many people attempt diet and exercise as a means of mobilizing the fat that has been stored on their body, these twin forms of attack are not always effective in removing the last pesky bits of fat that insist on remaining.
This is especially true of facial fat, particularly fat in the chin and neck region. Fat in this area not only detracts from the naturally attractive appearance that we all possess, but it can also age us, or make us appear stressed, worn out, or haggard. Chin liposuction is a way to target the fat of the chin and neck that affects our appearance in this manner. Liposuction can be tailored
to various sites of the body, and in the case of the chin, it can be used in these problem areas:
- Double chin
- Sagging chin
Although weight gain can be a cause of a double chin or sagging chin that might lead some to opt for liposuction, a number of other factors can also cause a chin that might benefit from a change. In reality, this is true for liposuction in general: not everyone has the same reasons why they opt for liposuction. Some common reasons why a woman or man may experience changes in the chin area that lead them to consider a liposuction include:
- Weight changes: significant changes in weight can lead to sagging skin that never goes away
- Age: as we age, our skin naturally loses some of its firmness and buoyancy
- Sex: women may have skin that is softer and more prone to sag than men; our sex also impacts where on our body we deposit fat
We will discuss the 5 things everyone should know about chin liposuction in a minute, but it is very important that men and women considering this procedure understand that it is a surgical procedure not unlike other types of surgeries. There are risks involved in undergoing a procedure and this choice may not be the right choice for everyone. Fortunately, your doctor will help you figure out whether you are a good candidate. Naturally, as chin liposuction involves removal of fat in the chin and neck region, people who have little or no fat here most likely will not experience great benefit from chin liposuction.
What Are Some Things You Should Know about Chin Liposuction?
With every potential procedure, there will be things to familiarize yourself with before you even consider undergoing it. This is true of chin liposuction just as much as it is true of any other procedure, including other forms of liposuction. Here are the 5 things you should know before getting chin liposuction.
There Will Be Downtime after the Procedure
This is a surgical procedure, which means it involves surgeons making incisions and suctioning fat from your face using a cannula. Unlike many non-surgical options for facial rejuvenation, liposuction will be associated with some time away from work to allow you to recover. However, unlike other forms of liposuction, recovery from this procedure can be quick, sometimes being accomplished in as little as 48 hours.
Protective Garments Should Be Worn after the Procedure
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It is common to wear protective or compression garments after liposuction in order to facilitate a normal appearance to the area after the procedure, which will lead to an attractive contour. Naturally, this will be important for the face, as
contour is a major part of the reason most people chose to undergo the procedure. Your doctor will discuss how long the garment will need to be worn, but 48 hours is common, with another two weeks of wearing the garment at night sometimes indicated as well.
Fat Removal Is Permanent
One of the great things about liposuction is that this process directly removes fat cells in a targeted fashion. Once these fat cells are gone, they are gone. With that being said, it generally is difficult to remove every single fat cell from an area, so men and women generally achieve best results from liposuction when they continue to follow a regimen of diet and exercise. Liposuction is most effective when part of an overall program of healthy living and rejuvenation.
Liposuction Can Dramatically Change the Appearance of the Face
It may surprise some people to know that something as simple as removing fat from under the chin, or even a more drastic removal of all the fat of a double chin, can make a significant change to the face, causing the individual to appear refreshed, happier, and years younger. This is because facial shape is part of how we recognize the age of others. A facial contour that is overly round or sagging may be associated with age or illness, while a smooth contour indicates to others that this person has youth and vitality.
There Are Non-Surgical Treatments That Are Also Designed for the Face
Liposuction is designed to remove fat from the face, but there are other treatments that purport to accomplish the same thing. As mentioned, liposuction involves the actual, physical removal of the fat cells from the target region, but other regimens may attempt similar results externally, by heating the fat and massaging it away for example.
Is Chin Liposuction Right for You?
The question of whether a procedure is right for you or not is a question that all considering a particular treatment option are eventually required to ask themselves. Chin liposuction is an option for people who are experiencing a double chin, sagging face, or other changes to the chin or neck region that may benefit from a little fat removal, as a form of sprucing up, so to speak. This means that people who already have very little fat in the region may not benefit from chin liposuction. Conversely, people who are very obese also may not be ideal candidates as liposuction is not considered a primary weight loss measure.
Here are some things to keep in mind when considering liposuction of the chin:
- Liposuction does cause some weight loss, but liposuction is not meant as a weight loss treatment
- Liposuction is a surgery, so it would not be suited for people in whom surgery is contraindicated
- Chin liposuction is meant for people who would benefit from fat removal in that area
- The results are permanent, but you need to aid the process by following a healthy lifestyle
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Chin liposuction is considered by many a miracle cure for the burden of fat that many people carry on their faces. Let’s face it, the modern diet of Western countries does not lend itself to a slender, toned body. With that said, liposuction is not a cure; it is a treatment designed to help people who have already made the first steps towards changing their appearance. Chin liposuction is a tool for you to improve your facial shape, presenting your best face to the world.