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Find Out Everything You Need to Know About Chin Liposuction

Almost everyone is familiar with liposuction on the thighs, abdomen and buttocks, but not many people are aware that liposuction can also be performed on the chin. A double chin can be a persistent problem for many people and does not necessarily mean that the person in question is overweight. A double chin can also be hereditary, making it really difficult to get rid of a double chin with exercise and a healthy lifestyle. To find out more about chin liposuction, be sure to read on.

Why Is A Double Chin So Hard to Get Rid Of?

Fat under the chin can be particularly difficult to get rid of, especially when you consider there is no real way to exercise the area underneath the skin where the fat is localised. Any exercise that does exist to target that area usually has little to no effect. In order to tackle a persistent double chin, patients usually have to go for a chin liposuction.

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How Do I Know If Chin Liposuction Is The Way To Go?

The best way to evaluate if chin liposuction is the best course of action is by evaluating your lifestyle. Patients who are suffering from overweight may be able to lose the double chin by maintaining a healthy diet plan and exercise routine.
Patients who have maintained healthy eating habits and maintained a stable body weight with plenty of exercise are usually better candidates for chin liposuction, considering they cannot get rid of the double chin despite their healthy lifestyle.

How Is Chin Liposuction Performed?

Liposuction on the chin can be quite tricky, considering the area the fat is located in. However, an experienced surgeon as Dr Lanzer will be able to tackle this area and remove the fat without much problems.
The chin liposuction procedure is performed by making a small incision right underneath the chin. Once the incision has been made, Dr Lanzer will insert a small tube made from stainless steel, this tube is also known under the name cannula. By inserting the tube in the incision, the surgeon can remove the fat between the skin and muscle. The removal of the excess fat occurs through a gentle suction process.
Most patients who come to the Dr Lanzer clinic for chin liposuction will have the procedure done under local anaesthetic. Local anaesthetic is less risky for the patient and reduces the recovery time after the chin liposuction as well. A small amount of patients may still have the procedure under general anaesthetic, depending on the situation they find themselves in. The level of discomfort and recovery time after a procedure done under general anaesthetic may be longer than with procedures performed under local anaesthetic.

What Is The Cost Of Chin Liposuction?

The cost of chin liposuction is determined by a number of factors, so it is not possible to post a clear estimate on the website. The cost of the chin liposuction procedures will depend on the size of the chosen area and the time required to perform the procedure. However, chin liposuction usually costs less than an abdominal liposuction, considering the surgeon is working with a smaller area.
To get a clear estimate of the cost of the chin liposuction procedure, we recommend coming to the Dr Lanzer clinic and get an evaluation. By evaluating the problem area and other denominators, Dr Lanzer will be able to give you a clear estimate of the costs involved.

Is There Anything I Should Be Aware Of After The Chin Liposuction Procedure?

The recovery time after a tumescent chin liposuction is considerably shorter than with other liposuction procedures, simply because the procedure is executed under local anaesthetic. However, the majority of patients will experience some slight discomfort after having the chin liposuction procedure.

Common side-effects of a chin liposuction are minor bruising, swelling and temporary numbness. Most patients who had chin liposuction do not experience any pain and if pain does occur it can easily be tackled with some over-the-counter pain medication. Dr Lanzer may also provide you with a prescription for pain medication if you should experience a little more discomfort than usual.
Some patients are also concerned about scarring after having the chin liposuction procedure. When you have the chin liposuction procedure, you can expect some minor scarring. However, the scarring is usually hidden quite well due to the location where the incision is made. The incision made during the chin liposuction procedure is also very small, so it will be barely visible to the naked eye.

The minor bruising and swelling patients experience after the procedure only lasts for a small amount of time and usually disappears in a few weeks. To ensure the recovery process goes quickly, we recommend following the instructions of Dr Lanzer and his medical team.

Are There Other Techniques That Can Remove a Double Chin?

In addition to the tumescent chin liposuction, patients can also take advantage of the Vaser chin liposuction. Vaser chin liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that is also performed under local anaesthetic. The procedure itself works very similar to the tumescent chin liposuction.

During a Vaser chin liposuction, a small cannula is inserted into the target area. Once the tube has been inserted, a probe will be used to emit soundwaves. These soundwaves are meant to liquefy the fat cells before they are removed from the chin area. The removal of the fat cells also happens through a gentle suction process.

Compared to tumescent chin liposuction, Vaser liposuction is less invasive, because it has the ability to distinguish the fat cells from other body tissues. However, tumescent chin liposuction and Vaser chin liposuction each have their own benefits, so it is a good idea to discuss your options with Dr Lanzer before you decide on a specific procedure.

How Do I Contact Dr Lanzer For a Chin Liposuction Appointment?

Have you been struggling getting rid of your double chin? Do you believe that a chin liposuction procedure could provide the solution? Do not hesitate to book an appointment at the Dr Lanzer clinic for a chin liposuction evaluation. Patients can call our friendly receptionist staff on 1800 444 333 and book an appointment that suits them.

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Dr Lanzer has found that the best and most natural results can be obtained by combining multiple procedures. Each procedure is directed at a particular issue and thereby produces the best overall result. Dr Lanzer has found that combining a number of focused procedures he can obtain an excellent natural result.


Dr Lanzer has over 30 years of Cosmetic Surgery experience and is regarded as one of the leading Cosmetic Surgeons in Australia. Dr Lanzer is skilled in Liposuction, Breast Augmentation and many other Cosmetic Surgery procedures.

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Surgical Warning: Every form of surgery has a possibility of a complication and these are given to you in detail by Dr Lanzer. It is a good idea to understand your surgical procedure well, and to obtain further advice from another Specialist Cosmetic surgeon such as a Dermatologist like Dr Lanzer.

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