Submental Liposuction

What is Submental Liposuction?

A double chin can be one of the most difficult areas of fat to get rid of. Called submental fat, the fat underneath the chin can affect anyone, no matter their body weight. Although non-surgical alternatives exist, submental liposuction (or chin liposuction) is one of the most comprehensive and customizable ways to get rid of a double chin. With this facial procedure by our board-certified plastic surgeons, you can enjoy a more defined jawline and feel more confident from any angle.


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Who Can Benefit from Submental Liposuction?

For some patients, chin fat is purely genetic and doesn’t go away with any amount of diet or exercise. For other patients, chin fat can be stubborn and remain after weight loss. Chin fat doesn’t always occur with skin laxity, but some patients experience both at the same time. In this case, you may consider adding a neck lift to your procedure. If you’re bothered by submental fat and are in overall good health, we recommend a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeons to learn more about your options.

The Procedure

Submental liposuction can be performed right at our state-of-the-art accredited surgical suite. Typically, local anesthesia is used for liposuction, but our team will help you select the right option for your comfort level and personalized treatment plan. Submental liposuction uses a tiny entry point placed under the chin. We perform it using the tumescent technique, which uses a specialized solution to control bleeding and minimize discomfort. Your plastic surgeon will insert a vacuum-powered surgical tool and gently break up the fat, suctioning it away. The biggest benefit of submental liposuction is that it allows your plastic surgeon to adjust your results to your natural facial aesthetic, contouring your new jawline as needed. Once completed, your treatment area will be dressed, and you can return home.

Submental Liposuction Recovery

Our team will give you detailed aftercare instructions for your procedure. You’ll need to wear a specialized compression garment as much as possible to help shape your results and prevent side effects. It’s normal to have some swelling, soreness, and bruising, but these side effects fade over the first week. Plan to give yourself one week away from work and social activities while you recover, ensuring you limit your activity level during this time.

Because liposuction removes fat cells from the treatment area, it can produce long-term results when you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. You’ll enjoy a smoother, more sculpted jawline and greater confidence in your profile.


State of the art Surgical Facility

Our operating facility is conveniently located on the sixth floor of the Exhibitor’s Building adjacent to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our surgical facility is accredited by the AAAHC, or the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. This association is committed to improving quality care provided to patients by reviewing standards, performance, and safety of our facility.

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At Plastic Surgery Associates, we offer a premier experience in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. To learn more about chin liposuction, contact our office today for a consultation with our team of board-certified plastic surgeons.

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