Submental Liposuction in Healdsburg, CA
Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available today. Liposuction is the medical term for the removal of fat from the body, typically using a small tube called a cannula. While liposuction is most commonly associated with the abdominal area, it can be used in many other parts of the body. One such procedure is submental liposuction. Submental liposuction targets the area under the chin.
Advancements in fat removal procedures have made submental liposuction a viable option for many patients. Request more information about this treatment today: Call (707) 604-3600 or contact Dr. Michele Zormeier online.
What is Submental Liposuction?
Submental liposuction is a fat removal procedure that targets the area just below the chin. This is known as the “submental” portion of the head. While there are many reasons it may be used, submental liposuction is commonly associated with the removal of jowls. Because of this, it is sometimes known as jowl liposuction.
Submental liposuction is popular for those who are suffering from a drooping neck or weak jawline. These issues may occur from aging and gravity, while other people may see them as a part of their natural look. Submental liposuction is also used to treat:
- Excess neck fat
- Hanging jawline
- Lack of skin elasticity
- Loss of neck contour
- Excess skin stemming from weight loss
- “Turkey neck”
Submental liposuction is considered a plastic surgery procedure and is most often performed by a plastic surgeon or cosmetic surgeon.
How Does Submental Liposuction Work?
Submental liposuction follows the same basic concept as traditional liposuction; incisions are made and fat is removed using a special tool known as a cannula. Where submental liposuction differs is in the use of smaller tools and incisions. Because the submental portion of the head is much smaller, less invasion is necessary to achieve the desired result.
In essence, submental liposuction is a form of microliposuction; everything takes place on a very small scale. During the actual submental liposuction surgery:
- Anesthesia is applied to the area of treatment.
- Small incisions are made just under the chin. These incisions are typically placed to avoid visibility if possible.
- A very small tube s inserted. Using this tool, some of the fat is removed from the submental area. Some fat is left behind in order to provide a natural and sculpted look.
- Temporary stitches are applied to close the incisions.
Submental Liposuction Recovery
Submental liposuction typically takes just 30 minutes to complete, and can be performed as an outpatient procedure. This means that the person receiving the surgery can return home the same day. Stitches will usually be removed around five days after treatment.
In the first few days after surgery, it's important to avoid eating tough foods and participating in even light activity. Avoiding strenuous exercise and potentially harmfully situations is recommended for several weeks. Full recovery most often occurs around four weeks after submental liposuction.
Request Submental Liposuction Today
See if submental liposuction is right for you: call (707) 604-3600 or contact Dr. Michele Zormeier online.
Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery and Longevity Center
Address431 East Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448