5 Things to Know About Liposuction Revision in Treating Double Chin

Double chin is a common problem among many people across the world. It is a problem that many people are willing to spend a lot of money on to solve as it takes a huge toll on many individuals. While some fat in the body can be hidden with clothes, a double chin problem is something that can barely be hidden. There are many treatments for helping with the double chin problem and one of the best ones in the market is the liposuction.

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that removes fat from specific parts of the body. This is a procedure that is used for removing fat not only from the chin but also from the buttocks, back, calves, abdomen and other body parts.

1.    Candidates for Liposuction Revision

Since double chin is not only caused by obesity, so many people who look healthy still suffer from this. It can be caused by genetics, anatomy, weight and also airway positioning. Many people seek to do the liposuction to get rid of the double chain problem and to have more confidence in their body. However, the liposuction revision for treating double chin is not ideal for everyone and can only work for some people. Since age can also be a factor for the double chin, it is inevitable and the only way to get rid of it is through a cosmetic procedure. Anyone with excess fat on their body is a good candidate for liposuction revision but there are some exceptions to that. Since it is a surgical procedure, you first and most importantly need to be in good health to undergo the surgery. You should have a firm and elastic skin, be at least 30% within the recommended weight and you must not smoke. Additionally, any person with any health problems like diabetes, heart disease, blood flow issues and a generally weak immune system should not try this. This is why your doctor will examine all this and advise accordingly.

2.    Before the Procedure 

You need to be prepared to undergo this liposuction revision to fix the problems that were caused by the previous surgery. You will need to have a meeting with the team that will be performing your surgery so that you discuss the details of the liposuction revision.  It is recommended that you bring images of your previous surgery both before and after the liposuction and other procedures done on the initial consultation. The team performing your surgery will have to review your medical history and this will help them make a well-informed decision.  The team will use this information to come up with the best treatment approach for you. The team will also take some images and map up a surgical plan which entails where the fat taken from your double chin will be placed. The practitioner will then explain in detail all the procedures that you will undergo as well as the risk that may arise from the procedures. This will be a great opportunity for the patient to express any concerns they may have on the surgery and request for any changes required.

3.    During the Surgery

On the day of the liposuction revision in treating double chin, the surgical team will need to mark the area that needs to be operated on, in this case your chin. Before they do that, you need to give consent on this specific area to be operated on. Once the areas of operation are marked, the skin will be cleansed with antiseptic solutions that are meant to reduce any infections during the surgery.  After  applying the antiseptic, they will give you medication for sedation or inject anesthetic which is a numbing medication. During liposuction they will harvest fat from that area of the body. The double chin liposuction treatment works by inserting a cannula which is a small tube into your chin. The practitioner then uses gentle suction to strategically remove small amounts of fat from the designated location using a back-and-forth motion. They will also be careful and pay close attention to the amount of fat being removed so that a smooth and even facial appearance is achieved.

4.    Risks and Side Effects

Any treatment that involves any sort of insertion of instrument into your skin, definitely has risks. The practitioner that is in charge of performing the liposuction revision in treating double chin should ensure that they discuss all the risks involved in the treatment with you before you decide to proceed with it. Some of the risks that are associated with liposuction revision in treating double chin are bleeding, swelling, discomfort, decreased skin sensitivity, allergic reactions, inflammation, infections scarring, complications from anesthesia and nerve injury.

5.    Finding a Provider and Cost

Finding a good surgical team to perform the liposuction revision in treating double chin is very important and great research needs to be done on this. This is mainly because they will be operating on your face and so you need to be sure with your choice to avoid some consequences.


For anyone who has the double chin problem, the liposuction is recommended. However, you need to do your research on a number of things so that you can make an informed decision. Many factors such as your medical history, cost, the practitioner who will perform the surgery, risks and also the results will play a big role in how successful you will be with the process.


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