The aging process doesn’t distinguish between men or women and there are certain natural trends that happen to the human body over time that can leave individuals looking for a correction. The skin, in particular, tends to take the brunt of nature’s force and as collagen and elastin production slows with age, it’s likely that fine lines and wrinkles show up in combination with sagging skin that might not appear as vibrant as it once did.
Many individuals struggle with these changes, believing this aesthetic to age them beyond their physical years. While drops in collagen and elastin affect the entire body, changes that show up on facial skin tend to be more noticeable and problematic as this is skin that’s shown to the world on a daily basis.
For many people, loose skin around the jawline and chin tends to be a focal point as this can lead to the development of what many refer to as a double chin. A double chin brings with it the loss of a defined jawline and for many, plays a role in a decrease in physical confidence. Fortunately, this isn’t a change that men or women simply have to live with. Today, advancements in the field of cosmetic treatments mean prospective patients have more choices than ever when it comes to reducing the appearance of a double chin and among those options is double chin liposuction.
There are a number of factors beyond the aging process that can lead to the development of a double chin. For some individuals, the origins can be linked to significant weight fluctuations over time while others see this development as a symptom of pregnancy that doesn’t reduce in appearance after the birth of a child. For many, the more likely cause tends to be genetics as the body is predisposed to develop loosening skin in this area of the face. Whatever the reasons may be, a double chin is often safely, effectively and successfully treated with the help of liposuction.
In the modern world of cosmetic services and treatments, patients looking to make the most of liposuction as a way to reduce or eliminate the appearance of a double chin are able to do so in an out-patient setting that allows the procedure to take place in the comfort of the attending physician’s office. Once the treatment area is clearly marked, the physician will gently inject a local anesthetic into the treatment site to create a numbing effect and make the procedure as painless as possible. The use of modern, local anesthetic means patients undergoing this procedure no longer have to worry about the risks associated with general anesthesia or a lengthy hospital stay and recovery period.
Once the treatment area is numb, the attending physician will use traditional liposuction methods or may opt for radiofrequency liposuction approaches to most effectively remove stubborn fat cells from the chin area. A traditional approach may involve the injection of an epinephrine and saline combination prior to removing fat cells with a cannula to restrict blood vessels and minimize the potential for bruising. Radiofrequency liposuction techniques allow a physician to use targeted energy to melt fat cells down for easier removal through double chin liposuction.
Because liposuction is removing fat cells, it’s likely that patients will see some results immediately with more improved results appearing over time as the skin begins to tighten post-procedure and sculpting is more visible. The recovery period associated with liposuction for double chins is generally minimal with pain and discomfort often treated with over the counter pain medications as needed.
The cost of liposuction to reduce or eliminate a double chin will vary between patients and is highly dependent on the severity of the treatment site and how many treatments are required to achieve successful results. The team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center are happy to help walk you through the financing and payment options available directly through our clinic.
When it comes to cosmetic treatment, knowing all of your options is key to successful change. When you’re considering the benefits of liposuction and wondering if it’s right for you, be sure to contact our clinic today and learn more about how Dr. Wright and his professional team can assist you on your road to change. Here, we believe in a comprehensive approach to patient care and guarantee that you’ll feel comfortable from the moment you walk through our front door. We can’t wait to hear from you!