Am I a candidate for double chin liposuction? (photo)
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Liposuction may be one of a few options
This often includes a sense of balance regarding facial bones, muscle and fat distribution.
The picture you shared is limited, but from what I see, it appears your mandible or jaw projection is somewhat limited.
If this is true, you may do much better with some liposuction and a conservative chin implant.
Sometimes the combination of procedures gives a person striking results while still maintaining a natural look.
Please check the link I have included. Look at the patient in the upper left.
She had liposuction, a chin implant and a gentle muscle plication. Each one of the procedures was done carefully and conservatively.
In combination, the results were pleasing to the patient.
Please seek out an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience and excellent online reviews.
I wish you the very best of luck.
When done correctly, the several procedures can bring an immense sense of joy.
Best of luck,
Mats Hagstrom, M.D.
Candidate for double chin lipo?
You may be a candidate for submental liposuction but there's no way to tell from your limited pictures. One can not assess the quality of your skin and whether it would contract after liposuction alone. I recommend that you see a board certified plastic surgeon in consultation to get more specific answers to your questions which can best be addressed after a thorough history and examination is performed.
Best of Luck to you!
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Submental fat is best removed via direct excision.
However, liposuction is blunt, indirect, often bloody, and not so uniform since fat is removed in tunnels, and can bleed, bruise, and become firm, scarred, and irregular.
Direct excision (via a slightly longer incision in the exact same location) is just as easy, but much more precise, smooth, thorough, and with accurate hemostasis under direct vision it is less bloody, bruised, and less scarred or irregular. In other words, Better!
You need subtlety and precision, and liposuction, even done skillfully and with small cannulas (including SmartLipo or ultrasonic) is NOT better than direct excision. This is why I do direct excision with cases such as yours and can give smooth results such as shown in the web reference link you can click on below. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
You appear to have localized fullness, and at the age of 33 you should have good overlying skin tone. I believe you would benefit from chin liposuction with or without chin enhancement (I can't tell from the photos). Be sure to see only a board certified plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon. I wish you all the best, "Dr. Joe"
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Am I a candidate for double chin liposuction?
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