We don’t all naturally get a slim and contoured body. This is something we have to work at with a good diet and adequate exercise. Sometimes, even healthy habits cannot override genetic predisposition. We don’t mean body fat in this instance (most of us can manage that even in spite of our genes), we mean the stubborn fat that can hang around under the chin.
By the definition of beauty, the Golden Ratio, there should be a clear delineation between the jawline and the neck. When the face is viewed in profile, there should be a right angle no more than 110 degrees between the jawline and the neck. An extra layer of fat can obscure the contours in this area, regardless of a person’s overall weight.
Many people are concerned with the lack of angles between the chin or jawline and the neck. This problem, called a double-chin, makes one appear heavier or older than they are. When tissue has some “bounce” to it; when the skin will retract naturally, submental liposuction may be an ideal solution for excess fatty tissue beneath the chin. In our Los Angeles area office, patients often choose SmartLipo for chin contouring.
SmartLipos is laser-assisted liposuction, a technique that treats fat cells first with laser and then with suction. By targeting fat with laser, cells heat up to the point of becoming liquid, facilitating the fastest and easiest removal.
SmartLipo is gentle enough to be conducted using local anesthesia rather than general anesthesia. Because fat cells are basically melted before extraction, the procedure needs only small instruments, approximately 2 to 3 millimeters, to suction fatty tissue from the upper neck. The first benefit here is that no general anesthesia is needed. The second is that the ease of fat extraction incurs less bruising and swelling. The third benefit of SmartLipo is that, because the tissue around the fat cells also absorbs some of the heat from the laser fiber, there is a skin-tightening effect.
Results of Submental SmartLipo
During the initial recovery period after submental liposuction using SmartLipo, patients may experience minor swelling. Bruising may also occur, but this is uncommon. Swelling subsides over 3 to 5 days, usually without the need for compression. As swelling subsides, the newly defined chin and jawline take center-stage. The effects of SmartLipo typically improve for up to 6 months.
Feel like your best self again. Call (818) 325-0400 to learn more about SmartLipo for double-chin correction.