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Submental Liposuction: Bye Bye Double Chin


In today’s day and age, if there is something about ourselves we’re unhappy with, there is no reason to leave it unaddressed. Unfortunately, some procedures are so niche that they go unknown by even the best of candidates. Submental liposuction falls into this category.

Aging is inevitable and the effects of aging are completely unknown until they happen. In most cases, the skin begins to lose elasticity causing a sagging affect that most men and women are never ready for. While skin all across the body loses elasticity, one of the most common and obvious signs of elasticity loss and aging occur around the face and chin areas. Depending on the patient’s age and individual goals, Dr. Jean-Paul Azzi will often recommend a neck lift, but in many cases, submental liposuction is all that’s needed.

Submental liposuction, or microliposculpture, addresses fatty tissue under the chin, beneath the jowl, and along the upper portion of the neck. In this procedure, the fatty tissue is suctioned away using small mini-cannulas and a sculpting technique. This particular type of liposuction is ideal for people with an aging neck. “Double-chin,” is the non-medical term for this type of effect. This is also ideal for younger people who have mass areas of fat under the chin. Unfortunately, this type of procedure is not ideal for clients with minimal amounts of fat in this area of the face.

Although the most common procedures for addressing these troubled areas are facelifts and necklifts, submental liposuction is far less invasive and only uses one to three tiny 0.5 centimeter incisions. Submental liposuction can also be performed wide awake with local anesthesia only, or with IV sedation. Many plastic surgeons feel that the effects of submental liposuction rivals the effect of neck lifts because of the results that can be achieved via the contouring technique.

The old saying “when you look good you feel good,” really is true. If your chin is your trouble area, the first step is speaking to a board certified facial plastic surgeon you can trust. The Palm Beach Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery welcomes you to visit one of their beautiful offices in Jupiter, Florida or Palm City, Florida for a consultation with one of the best in the business – Dr. Jean-Paul Azzi. He will help guide you in your decision making by explaining what you can expect from this procedure and ensuring you are a good candidate.

Click here to contact our office or call (561) 429-5403. Our offices are conveniently located in Jupiter and Palm City, Florida. We serve patients in the following South Florida areas and beyond: Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Tequesta, Hobe Sound, Stuart, Palm City, Vero Beach and Jensen Beach. Live somewhere else? No problem, click here.

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