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Chin liposuction
Chin liposuction

The second chin is the cause of complexes for many women. If you regularly do special exercises, then over time, the muscles on the face will tighten, and the body fat will shrink. But this method gives results only after a considerable time.

Those who want to look beautiful here and now are thinking about chin liposuction. What is the procedure and how long is the recovery period, read on.

Types of chin liposuction

First of all, it is worth noting the fact that the use of such a procedure may be appropriate only if the cause of the appearance of a double chin is fatty deposits. Other causes of double chin can be excess skin tissue or muscle weakening. In the first case, you need to do a lift, and in the second, you need to solve the problem with the help of special exercises.

To determine the cause, you need to find a good beautician. He will be able to determine exactly why the double chin appeared and what procedures can be used to get rid of.

It is worth remembering that liposuction itself is not a method of fighting body fat. Remember that this is just a cosmetic procedure that can tidy up the oval of the face and remove fat deposits. And if you do not eliminate the cause of their appearance, then the fat may reappear some time after the operation.

There are two options for the procedure:

  1. Pumping out fat deposits through small punctures. The advantage is the simplicity of the procedure, the absence of such negative consequences as bumps. The procedure itself is performed under local or general anesthesia;
  2. Laser. This method is more gentle, the laser beam acts selectively, after the procedure there is no need to apply stitches.

Unlike mechanical liposuction, laser liposuction is performed only under local anesthesia. In this case, the advantage is that the rehabilitation period lasts less than after the mechanical one.

Indications for liposuction

As for the indications for this procedure, then, as we have already said, they are the presence of fatty deposits on the chin. Only a cosmetologist can send you to carry out such a procedure.

In addition, such a procedure may be necessary if the following takes place:

  • Sagging skin under the chin;
  • Chin defect or obesity caused by injury;
  • General obesity.

And, of course, people do liposuction because of their dissatisfaction with their appearance. But in this case, you need to think carefully. After all, any, even the simplest, operation is an intervention in the work of the body.

How to prepare for surgery

First of all, it is worth going through a medical examination. Remember that such a cosmetic procedure is still an operation and even a minimal likelihood of complications must be excluded before it is carried out.

For a week and a half, you need to stop taking medications that can increase the likelihood of severe bleeding during surgery. These drugs include aspirin.

It is also important to determine the limit of surgical intervention. It is calculated taking into account the age and health characteristics of the patient. Physique also plays an important role in determining it.

In some cases, a day before the operation, the doctor may prescribe an anti-anxiety medication. Remember! You should not take anything on your own before the procedure, even if you are very nervous. If you feel the need to take certain sedatives, it is better to consult a doctor about this.

Two weeks before the operation, you need:

  1. Adhere to the rules of a healthy diet. It is advisable to completely exclude flour, sweet and fatty foods from the diet. A bonus will be a little weight loss after this period;
  2. Minimize salt intake;
  3. Quit smoking and alcoholic beverages;
  4. You can take vitamins. But before that, you must definitely consult a doctor;

Also, immediately before the operation, you should forget about lack of sleep. Try not to overwork and get more rest. So the body will be full of energy and the operation will take place without problems.

It is worth paying attention to the fact that on the day of the procedure, it is recommended not to eat or drink anything. And in two or three days it is worth stopping the application of any cosmetics on the chin area.

How is chin liposuction

As for mechanical liposuction, it is done as follows:

  • First, a special solution is injected into a place with fat accumulations, the task of which is to relieve pain and constriction of blood vessels;
  • Then, as we have said, small cuts are made in several places;
  • Through them, using a small special tool, a cannula, fat is removed;
  • After removing the fatty deposits, the wounds are washed. Drainage may be needed;
  • The incisions are fixed with small cosmetic sutures;
  • It should also be noted that when a significant amount of fat is removed, a cavity is formed under the skin. Therefore, in the first time after the operation, you need to wear a bandage.

It is worth paying attention to the fact that this type is the most traumatic and after it the likelihood of complications is quite high.

But lately, doctors are increasingly recommending their patients to use laser liposuction.

This procedure looks like this:

  1. The cannula is inserted through one or two holes and through it a laser beam is applied to the fatty deposits;
  2. After that, the fats "broken" by them are removed from under the skin by means of suction;
  3. It is worth noting that the laser "seals" the vessels. Therefore, the likelihood of bruising is minimal.


Despite the fact that the procedure is simple, not everyone can do it.

A contraindication to its use is:

  • Pregnancy or lactation;
  • The presence of diseases such as diabetes mellitus, oncology, hypertension, acute diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. It is forbidden to carry out such an operation and people with acute and chronic heart failure, renal failure, hepatitis, tuberculosis;
  • Disturbances in the work of the central nervous system;
  • Blood clotting problems;
  • General weakening of the immune system.

Also, liposuction should not be done immediately after other surgical procedures. Remember that in the postoperative period the body is weakened and the additional effect of anesthesia in this case is completely useless.

Possible complications and consequences

Do not be alarmed: negative consequences can arise only if a large amount of body fat has been pumped out. If the intervention was minimal, then the likelihood of complications is low.

The negative consequences can be as follows:

  1. Swelling of the neck. Occurs due to tissue damage. It usually goes away on its own within five to seven days. And if you wear a special bandage, then you can get rid of the swelling faster;
  2. Loss of sensitivity. It occurs due to damage to the nerve endings during liposuction. Fortunately, this complication is rare;
  3. Bleeding. It occurs due to poor blood clotting or due to damage to the vessel during surgery. Anemia can be a consequence of bleeding;
  4. Infection. One of the most difficult complications. Infection can enter the body both during the operation and during dressings;
  5. Hematoma. It appears due to hemorrhage in the tissue. Remember: if the hematoma is small, then it can resolve on its own. If it is too large, then surgical removal is possible.

Rehabilitation after chin liposuction

In order for the body to return to normal faster and complications do not arise, during the recovery period it is worth adhering to the following rules:

  • If there was bleeding, then it is advisable to lie down in the hospital for several days so that doctors can control the recovery of the body;
  • If you experience general weakness, you should pay attention to nutrition. Include in the diet those foods that increase hemoglobin (these include beef, nuts, dried fruits, pomegranates, apples);
  • During the first month, it is advisable to refrain from significant physical activity;
  • In the first week, it is advisable not to make sudden head movements. It is strictly forbidden to take a hot bath. In this case, the likelihood of edema increases significantly;
  • Two weeks after the operation, you should wear a special bandage or bandage. It will protect you from infection and reduce swelling;
  • In the first five to seven days, it is worth sleeping only on your back. This will reduce the swelling.

As you can see, double chin liposuction is a simple but very serious operation. Therefore, do not ignore the rules of preparation and rehabilitation. And if during the rehabilitation period you have any incomprehensible sensations, then you should immediately inform your doctor about them. Good luck to you!

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