Liposuction has become a very popular method to reduce fat from the body and it sees a large number of patients going for it. Minimally invasive tumescent liposuction is performed on the patients under general anesthesia. It leads to quick recovery and very low rate of complications. Liposuction is being increasingly used by people who are unable to get rid of body fat by exercising or dieting. This makes them lose confidence. One such problem area is chin. A double chin makes an otherwise slim person look fat.
A healthy lifestyle and doing facial exercise may help in reducing fat and appearance of a double chin. In case, a slim person has got this issue, they can talk to a doctor. Vaser liposuction is used to get rid of double chin and the cost depends on the clinic where the procedure is performed as well as the location.
Apart from removing fat from the chin, excess fat from cheeks are also removed. These are buccal fat pads located just below the cheeks and can be removed completely. This helps in thinning the face.
Procedure and its Effectiveness
The effectiveness of this liposuction depends greatly on the person’s skin and the surgeon’s skills. There can be problems which arise if too much fat is removed. Other problem which may arise is excessive swelling which does not subside even after a few weeks. Patients are required to wear compression garments to avoid this. Chin liposuction is performed along with other procedures such as face lift and fillers injections. These also affect the results.
The area to be operated is cleaned with an antibacterial solution and marked with a pen. Small incisions are made for cannula to operate. Smoking and alcohol should be stopped 2 weeks prior to surgery and no food should be taken 24 hours before the surgery. Post operative care is very important. Local anesthesia is used.
Light to moderate swelling and bruising occurs after the surgery. A compression garment is to be worn to apply pressure and heal the area quickly. Rigorous activities and sports should be avoided for a few weeks. Some of the risks involved in this surgery are excess bleeding, fluid loss, infection, nerve damage, blood clots, and reaction to anesthesia and medicines.