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Enhance Your Facial Contours With Submental Liposuction

Liposuction is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses a thin, hollow tube called a cannula to remove localized areas of body fat. The cannula is inserted through extremely small incisions, classically behind the ears and under the chin, then moved back and forth to loosen excess fat, suctioning out using a vacuum or a cannula-attached syringe. The neck is slimmer, more contoured, and in better proportion than the rest of the face. However, liposuction is not a method for losing weight and is not effective in tightening loose and sagging skin.

The ideal candidate for liposuction at our Beverly Hills clinic is in good overall health, does not smoke, and has stubborn submental (under chin) fat. Liposuction can be performed alone or in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, such as facelift/neck lift, rhinoplasty, and chin implant.

The Liposuction Procedure

One of the most common liposuction techniques is tumescent liposuction; it is most commonly performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.

During tumescent liposuction, a solution comprising saline solution, lidocaine (an anesthetic) and epinephrine (a blood-vessel contractor) is injected into the area being treated. The solution causes the targeted tissue swell and become firm, which makes it easier to remove via the cannula. The advantages to this technique are that the anesthetic is built in for post-operative comfort and blood loss is minimized because the epinephrine constricts blood vessels. We offer neck liposuction and chin lipo services to clients in the Beverly Hills area. If you are looking for neck fat removal, you have also come to the right place!

Recovery from Liposuction

After liposuction, patients experience swelling, bruising and some discomfort in the treated area. Compression garments or elastic bandages are typically worn to help reduce these symptoms as the area heals. Our liposuction patients in Beverly Hills can return to work and other regular activities as soon as they feel comfortable, which is usually after 3 to 5 days. Exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for a few weeks.

The Risks of Liposuction

In addition to the usual risks associated with surgery, risks associated with liposuction include the following:

  • Loose or rippled skin
  • Contour irregularities

The Results

Results of the liposuction procedure may not be apparent until swelling and bruising subside, which usually takes a week or two; swelling should completely subside within a few months. Scarring is almost nonexistent because the incisions used for the cannula are so small. The results of liposuction are long-lasting unless a substantial amount of weight is gained.

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