I assume that at some point, the skin will begin to loosen again or maybe fat will begin to accumulate in the same area. Am I correct in assuming this? or can I expect this procedure to correct a double chin once and for all?
How Long Will the Results of Chin Liposuction Last?
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Double chin or Turkey neck
You are correct in that a double chin is generally attributable to localized fat. Liposuction permanently removes the fat but does little to correct skin redundancy. In mild cases, liposuction creates fine tunnels of intentional and favorable fibrous (scar) tissue that makes the skin stick to the underlyng neck muscles.
However two conditions can occur:
- If the neck skin is too loose (commonly from age, repeated weight gain/loss, or extensive sun damage) you may be left with redundant skin
- If the underlying muscle (platysma) is loose, you may be left with redundant skin and muscle which the lay public terms the turkey neck. In this case you may be better treated with a neck and/or face lift.
Many diffferent techniques for improving skin contraction have been developed but few have stood the test of time or remain a reliable option in preventing skin laxity. These include: weekend alternative to the facelift (co2 laser), radiofrequency (thermage), ultrasonic liposuction, laser assisted lipolysis (smart lipo), etc.
Chin or Neck Liposuction results will last longer if you do not gain weight
Chin or Neck Liposuction or Laser Assisted Liposuction of the neck, which is also called the Laser or Non-surgical Neck Lift removes fat beneath the chin and also results in skin tightening.
These results should last a long time. The most common cause of failure of results of chin liposuction is that the patient gains weight. Although many fat cells are removed, those left behind can expand to 4 times their size to store new fat that the body takes on.
The most important thing you can do to preserve the results of Chin Liposuction is to eat a healthy diet, exercise and not gain weight.
Skin laxity does occur with aging, but this process is a slow and gradual one. Living a healthy lifestyle and avoiding obesity are the most important things you can do to forestall this process
Nothing is forever
Chin liposuction is best done in the young patient who has good skin elasticity and can get a nice result. Once you have crossed the line where the skin is looser and won't shrink as well, a neck lift or cheek and neck lift is better and much more long lasting than liposuction.
After any procedure, the aging process begins again. Where fat cells have been removed, there is less tendancy for your fat to reaccumulate but it can happen if you don't watch what you eat.
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How long does liposuction of the chin last
Chin liposuction longevity
yes of course. After a certain amount time the tightening effects of chin liposuction and especially laser assisted liposuction such as Slimlipo will begin to loosen. This is a normal aging process although your aging process will be reset to an earlier point after your procedure. In general I tell patient's they'll enjoy the tightening effect of this procedure for 3 to 5 years. the removal of the fat however is permanent.
you can repeat this procedure at a later date if needed but once the fat is gone it's gone. However, the loosening of the skin may have to be addressed again in the future if you feel this to noticeable. At that time it may require actual surgical intervention like a face or neck lift.
Chase Lay, MD
double board certified facial plastic surgeon
Web reference: http://chaselaymd.com/SlimLipo_Jaw_Neck_Lift.html
Chin liposuciton - longevity of the result
The key to liposuction is the quality of the skin and not the amount of fat removed. If the skin of the neck is tight it will recoil and redrape after liposuction. If the skin is lax then you will just get saggy skin. The effects of aging do not stop after a procedure. You could expect the result to last 7 to 10 years depending upon your age and the quality of your skin.
The success of chin liposuction depends on your age, the amount of fat present, and how much loose skin you have. If you already have loose and sagging skin, liposuction can make your appearance worse. You may need to combine a neck lift or Ultherapy with liposuction to help tighten your skin. You may also have the appearance of a double chin based on your anatomy and a chin implant combined with liposuction may be an option. These procedures for the most part are permanent but, nothing stops the aging process. Consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon to determine what treatment, double chin solutions is best for you.
Chin Liposuction Longevity?
Thank you for the question.
The results of chin liposuction surgery may last many years. However, the aging process will continue in patients may have problems with loose skin etc. that can be addressed through facelifting procedures. it will be important after surgery to maintain stable weight in order to prevent recurrence of the adipose tissue collection in the chin area.
Good skin elasticity is an important attribute of the patient undergoing liposuction surgery. As we age we generally lose some skin elasticity. Very generally speaking great care must be taken with patients over the age of 40 who are considering liposuction surgery. After the liposuction procedure we are depending on the skin elasticity to allow the skin envelope to “shrink” to fit the reduced contour resulting from the liposuction procedure.
I hope this helps.
Longevity of chin liposuction results
If you gain weight the fat will distribute itself to places other than where you got the liposuction. It's best to keep your weight stable. With time the skin could start to sag but that is a function of normal aging. In general, if you keep your weight stable and have healthy habits, the results should last about 10 years.
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As we get older the skin loosens and starts sagging. So a generalized sagging will occur eventually. As long as you do not gain excessive weight there is no reason to worry about fat accumulation under your chin.
- Results should last well over ten years.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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