I hated my double chin. I hated my profile. I...
I hated my double chin. I hated my profile. I never realized that my jawline was slowly disappearing until seeing photos that other people had taken of me. I am 33, 5'5" and 150 pounds. I used to be about 130-140 pounds for most of my life and then my metabolism dropped as soon as I hit my 30s. So sad :(
Anyway, after checking out this website and visiting with a local plastic surgeon, I felt that chin lipo was the best route to get the best results. I didn't want to spend thousands on things like coolsculpting only to get a fraction of the results. I stayed awake for this procedure to save $650 and I actually liked that I was alert the whole time. I took pain pills beforehand and the doctor numbed the area before the actual surgery. The numbing process was by far the most painful but it only lasted 30 seconds. The whole procedure took about an hour. Right now I am just past 48 hours and I can already see a difference! No more double chin!!
Clarification on procedure
I had the Precision Smart Lipo Triplex. From what I understand, that is just the name of the laser that is used for the neck/chin area. It helps to tighten the skin after the fat is removed. Tomorrow I go back to the doctor for an ultrasound although I am not sure why....that part was not explained before I had the procedure. Here are pictures from this morning. The double chin is definitely gone but I don't see much of a change from yesterday. All of those lines on my skin are from the head garment that I have been wearing 24/7. There is bruising under the head garment area. I think that is from the garment pushing in my skin while I sleep sitting up.
Here are some updated photos with makeup. I used to contour under my jaw and chin with bronzer. This is my makeup with real shadows. No more contouring with makeup!!
The "lumpy" stage
My doctor said this would happen. Week 3 My neck looked great and then I woke up one morning and my neck looked lumpy. I don't think strangers would ever notice, but I notice and makeup makes it look worse. I now go to my doctor about 3 times a week to get the ultrasound machine used on my neck. It's supposed to smooth everything out. He told me not to panic. He said the final results will be in 4 months.
Looking better and feeling better
I do have some "lumps" but it is not that noticeable. I used to feel random sharp pains in my neck and now I only feel them once a day. Overall, my face is looking better, I can see my jawline again and my neck/chin area is just numb which isn't a problem.
I am starting to see my natural jawline!
Sorry about the photos but it was hard to find past pics when I wasn't sticking my neck out to avoid the double chin shot. I can definitely see a difference in the mirror and in photos. The shape of my chin has changed. It looks less full. Now my nose seems big compared to my chin. Oh well, I am just happy to have all that fat around my chin area gone :)
Let's try this again. 1 month post op pics. I am not sticking my neck out and no contour makeup.
Looks better each day!
I am loving the results! I hate looking at old photos of me, esp my wedding photos like the first pic. All I see is that huge double chin. I love my look from straight on bc it looks the most improved so far. I don't have to stick out my neck anymore for photos :)
Still feel tightening
25 Oct 2016
3 months post
I can still feel and see improvements. I use the Clairsonic Mia to massage my neck in the shower and I think it really helps.