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Submental Liposuction

Voorhees & Sewell, NJ.

Tired of unwanted chin fat? Try Submental Liposuction by Dr. Joanna Kam at Kam Facial Plastic Surgery in Voorhees and Sewell, NJ. Achieve a sculpted, more defined chin profile with our specialized, effective treatment.

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Submental liposuction can significantly enhance the definition of your jawline and neck
Submental liposuction can significantly enhance the definition of your jawline and neck

Benefits of Submental Liposuction Surgery

Submental liposuction offers numerous benefits for individuals seeking to soften their facial profile and overall appearance. Here are some of the key benefits:

  • Improved Facial Contour: Submental liposuction can significantly enhance the definition of your jawline and neck, providing a slimmer appearance.
  • Permanent Fat Removal: The liposuction procedure permanently removes fat cells from the submental area. Once these fat cells are removed, they do not regenerate.
  • Minimal Scarring: The procedure involves three pin prick incisions that are strategically placed under the chin and behind the ears, resulting in minimal visible scarring.
  • Quick Recovery: Patients typically resume routine household activities within a couple of days following the procedure.
  • Increased Self-Confidence: By improving the appearance of the chin and neck, submental liposuction can boost your self-confidence and self-esteem.

Who is a Candidate for Submental Liposuction in South Jersey?

Ideal candidates for submental liposuction include:

  • Both men and women who are struggling with localized fat deposits that are unresponsive to diet and exercise, particularly under the chin. 
  • Individuals who want to pair the procedure with another facial feminization surgery in order to achieve a softer, more feminine appearance.
  • Candidates who are already close to their ideal weight, indicating that liposuction is for refining contours, not major weight loss.
  • Individuals who exhibit good skin elasticity, ensuring the skin can adapt well after the procedure.

During your consultation, Dr. Kam will evaluate your chin and neck area, assessing your skin quality to determine if liposuction alone can achieve optimal results. If necessary, she may recommend additional procedures like a chin or neck lift to tighten loose skin. Dr. Kam will then develop a personalized treatment plan designed to meet your unique cosmetic goals.

Dr. Kam will then develop a personalized treatment plan
Dr. Kam will then develop a personalized treatment plan

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Submental Liposuction Procedure

The submental liposuction procedure is a complex process that requires the skill and expertise of a board-certified surgeon like Dr. Joanna Kam. Here are the detailed steps involved in the procedure:

  1. Preparation: The patient is prepped for the procedure, and the submental treatment area is marked.
  2. Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered to numb the treatment area and ensure patient comfort. Sedation can be provided if the patient prefers. General anesthesia is administered if this procedure is combined with other feminization surgeries.
  3. Technique: Dr. Kam makes three pin prick incisions – one under the chin and one under each earlobe.
  4. Fat Removal: A thin tube, or cannula, is introduced to suction out the excess fat.
  5. Closure: Once the desired amount of fat has been removed, the treated area is closed using sutures.
  6. Dressing: A compression wrap is applied to the submental region to minimize swelling and support the healing tissues.

The entire procedure takes approximately one hour, and because it is performed on an outpatient basis, patients go home the same day.

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Recovery and Healing After Submental Liposuction

After the procedure, patients generally experience a quick and straightforward recovery
After the procedure, patients generally experience a quick and straightforward recovery

After the submental liposuction procedure, patients generally experience a quick and straightforward recovery. In the first few days following the procedure, patients can expect mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the treated area. These symptoms are normal and gradually subside over the following week.

Here is a general timeline for recovery:

  • First Week: Patients wear a flexible compression dressing to minimize swelling and support the healing tissues. Most of the swelling and bruising improves during this time.
  • 1-2 Weeks: Patients can usually return to work and resume normal activities. However, strenuous physical activity should be avoided.
  • 4-6 Weeks: Minor swelling may persist, but it should not interfere with daily activities. By this time, the final results of the procedure start to become visible.

It’s important to follow all post-procedure care instructions provided by Dr. Kam to ensure a smooth recovery and optimal results. This includes taking prescribed medications, caring for the incisions, and attending all follow-up appointments.

Long-Term Submental Liposuction Results

The results of submental liposuction are typically long-lasting, given that the fat cells are permanently removed during the procedure. Over the course of 4-6 weeks, as the swelling subsides, patients can start to see the contoured jawline and improvement in any double chin.

It’s important to maintain a stable weight following the procedure to preserve these results. With good care, the results of submental liposuction can greatly enhance your facial profile, giving you a softer appearance and increased self-confidence.

The results of submental liposuction are typically long-lasting
The results of submental liposuction are typically long-lasting

Cost of Submental Liposuction

The price of submental liposuction may differ based on several elements, like the complexity of the procedure, the surgeon’s skill level, and the surgical center’s geographical area. It’s important to remember that while cost is a significant factor to consider, the surgeon’s experience and credentials should be the primary consideration. Choosing a board-certified surgeon like Dr. Joanna Kam ensures that you are in the hands of a skilled professional who prioritizes patient safety and satisfaction. During your consultation, Dr. Kam will provide a detailed cost estimate tailored to your specific treatment plan.

Submental Liposuction FAQ

What is a Submental Liposuction?

Submental liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure aimed at reducing the appearance of a double chin. The procedure removes excess fat cells from the submental region, which is the area under the chin and surrounding the neck. This is achieved through a small pin pricks under the chin and earlobes where a cannula is inserted to suction out the unwanted fat.

Is Submental Liposuction worth it?

For individuals struggling with excess fat beneath the chin and around the neck, submental liposuction can be a worthwhile procedure. It can greatly improve the look of a double chin and create a more sculpted, smoother jawline contour. The procedure is relatively quick, taking approximately an hour, and recovery time is typically short.

Is Submental Liposuction painful?

Submental liposuction is generally not a painful procedure. Local anesthesia or sedation is used during the procedure to ensure patient comfort. Post-procedure, patients may experience some mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising, but these are temporary and easily managed with prescribed pain medication.

Can Submental Liposuction be performed on all skin types?

Yes, submental liposuction can be performed on all skin types. However, patients with good skin elasticity typically achieve the best results, as their skin is more likely to tighten naturally after the procedure. During the initial consultation, Dr. Kam will assess your skin condition and discuss the potential outcomes of the procedure.

What are the potential complications of Submental Liposuction?

As with any surgical procedure, submental liposuction comes with some potential risks and complications. These can include pain, bleeding, infection, hematoma, asymmetry, lumpiness, and skin numbness. Dr. Kam takes all necessary precautions to minimize these risks and ensure patient safety.

How much does Submental Liposuction cost?

The cost of submental liposuction varies based on factors like procedure complexity, surgeon expertise, and location. However, the surgeon’s qualifications and experience should take priority over cost when choosing a professional like board-certified surgeon Dr. Joanna Kam, who provides personalized price estimates.

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