Submental liposuction and chin sculpting removes excess fat from underneath the skin – tightening the area to achieve a thinner, more youthful look.

The signs of aging can be very inconsistent, with some people having deep wrinkles, facial sagging, and hollowed skin earlier than others. Some people experience multiple of the common signs and symptoms of aging much earlier than anticipated, while others experience only a few. The types of cosmetic surgical and non-surgical treatment available can address the impact of many signs of aging, with the submental liposuction procedure and chin sculpting being extremely popular.

Having a double chin or little definition underneath the chin, can impact the appearance of your whole face, and even change the overall shape of your face. Many people find that undergoing the submental liposuction procedure or chin sculpting can completely transform the appearance of their face, making them look and feel younger, and more confident in their own appearance.

Submental liposuction and chin sculpting both involve the removal of additional fatty tissue from underneath the chin, the jowls, and upper parts of the neck – but in very different ways. Once the fat is removed, contouring can be performed to recreate an appearance that is natural and youthful. The goal of submental liposuction and chin sculpting is to create a stronger and more defined jawline, helping to thin out the face and shape and contour the chin, so the structure of the chin and jaw is more pronounced.


What Causes Fat to Gather Under the Chin?

Age plays a big factor in the development of a double chin for many people. As we age, our skin loses elasticity as collagen and elastin stops being produced in such high quantities. This lowered production is partially why as the body visibly ages as wrinkles, creases, and depressions form on the skin, and especially on the face. The skin stops being able to bounce back, and common signs of aging, like the development of a double chin, start to occur.

However, a double chin can form for a number of reasons, not all of which are to do with the age of a person. Damage from the sun, regular changes in weight, and genetic influence, can all impact the skin underneath our chins, causing the development of a double chin. The fat gathered under the chin is incredibly difficult to remove naturally, and many people find themselves stuck with a thick jawline that lacks the distinction of shape that they once had.

Why Is Submental Liposuction a Popular Treatment?

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in America for its ability to remove unwanted fat from undesirable places. Submental liposuction in particular is so popular because it targets hard to remove fat that is very difficult to eliminate through exercising. The fat itself also has such a substantial impact on the overall appearance of the face, making it look older, less defined, and saggy.

When performed by an expert surgeon in Oakbrook, Illinois, the results can be very remarkable. The majority of people who undergo submental liposuction are extremely pleased with the initial results and transformation to their lips. Once the fat is removed via submental liposuction, the chin will look and feel tighter, and the skin will be smoother with wrinkles reduced.

What Does Chin Sculpting Involve and How Is It Different?

While submental liposuction is a highly effective way to reduce the signs and symptoms of aging around the chin, upper neck, and jowl, chin sculpting is an alternative procedure that does not involve surgery. Instead of removing the fat through surgery, chin sculpting involves the injection of a specially formulated mixture including a synthesized form of deoxycholic acid.

Deoxycholic acid is a synthetic replication of a naturally produced substance that allows the body to effectively absorb fat. By injecting the deoxycholic acid mixture into the right areas around the chin, it performs a similar role; breaking down the fat and allowing the body to absorb it, before it is naturally eliminated from the body.

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How Do I Know If Chin Sculpting or Submental Liposuction Is the Right Procedure for Me?

If you have a double chin, or your jawline is not defined, then submental liposuction or chin sculpting could be the right options for you. Many people are able to undergo chin sculpting treatment without worry. The treatment is minimally invasive, quick, and almost completely pain free. However, if you have an infection near the area that needs to be treated or are allergic to deoxycholic acid, then it is likely that your Chicago physician will not advise chin sculpting.

For submental liposuction to be as effective as most people expect, there needs to be excess fat in the area, and the skin should still have good elasticity so that it can recover safely and effectively after the surgery. For adults with skin that has lost the majority of its elasticity, who have thin skin, or who have little fat in the area, submental liposuction may not be advised as the best treatment to revitalize the area. Many people who undergo submental liposuction are between the ages of 40 and 70 and have the primary goal to improve the profile of their face, making it thinner, smoother, and better defined. However, there are still a good number of younger patients who undergo submental liposuction to rejuvenate their facial appearance, often instead of more extensive facelift surgery.

Before you undertake submental liposuction or chin sculpting, your expert physician in Oakbrook, Illinois, will discuss all the available options with you. This will cover the treatments that will be of the most benefit, and how it is possible to get the best final result, without or without surgery.


What Is the Procedure for Submental Liposuction?

The procedure for submental liposuction is very simple, relatively quick, and normally not very painful. A general or local anesthetic will normally be used, and three small incisions made; two to the sides of the face and one underneath the chin. The fat can then be removed in a procedure that only takes around 30 minutes depending on the patient. The chin will then be contoured to achieve a shapelier and more pronounced jaw and neck.

As the surgery is not very intense, most patients will be able to leave the Oakbrook clinic shortly after the procedure but will be required to wear a neck dressing or strap for up to a week after the procedure. If other procedures are undertaken at the same time, which is very common with submental liposuction, then the recovery requirements will be slightly different, and the procedures will take longer.

Like most surgical procedures, you will experience mild side-effects after the submental liposuction which will likely last just over a week after the surgery. This will involve bruising and swelling around the area, and a slight tightness. It takes around 3 months after the surgery to really start noticing the difference around your chin area, as the area becomes more defined.

What Is the Procedure for Chin Sculpting?

Chin sculpting is also a relatively painless procedure, and one that can be performed quite quickly by a plastic surgeon in Oakbrook. Unlike submental liposuction, normally the area around the chin is only numbed, instead of using local or general anesthetic. The areas for injection are then marked out on the chin, with the amount of injections depending on the needs of the patient.

Each procedure takes around 30 minutes to 60 minutes, and it’s commonly expected that you’ll need between 2 and 4 treatment sessions to get the desired results. The decision over additional treatments will be made about 6 months after your chin sculpting treatment in Chicago, when the initial results can be seen fully.

Immediately after the treatment you may notice bruising and swelling around the area, which normally will have faded around a week after the chin sculpting injections. Your Illinois plastic surgeon will discuss aftercare requirements with you before the procedure, often advising that you apply an ice pack to the area regularly after treatment, and avoid consuming any acholic beverages and salt, in the days following the treatment.

Are the Results of the Treatments Permanent?

Both of the professional cosmetic treatments are designed to target the fat cells; in the case of submental liposuction the fat cells are removed and with chin sculpting they are destroyed. Due to this, the permanency of the results is dependent on your lifestyle going forwards. The fat cells will be unable to re-grow, but other fat cells in the area are still able to expand. If a healthy diet and regimen of regular exercise is adhered to, then the chances of the double chin reforming after either procedure is lessened.

Why Should I Choose the Kovak Cosmetic Center for Submental Liposuction?

Chin sculpting and submental liposuction are both highly beneficial cosmetic treatments for people looking to re-shape their chin and achieve a more pronounced and very defined jawline. At the Kovak Cosmetic Center, we specialize in both types of cosmetic procedure, along with a vast array of other highly advanced specialist cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical.

By choosing the Kovak Cosmetic Center, you are choosing years’ worth of expertise in the field of advanced, innovative, and effective cosmetic treatment and skin care. Our expert team bring an exceptional accumulation of knowledge to our practice, allowing us to reassure our customers that they are in safe hands at the Kovak Cosmetic Center. We know that the decision to have surgical cosmetic treatment and non-surgical cosmetic procedures is not made lightly, so it’s our aim to help ease your worries by ensuring that you know the ins and outs of each procedure.

A Friendly Enviroment Tailored to The Needs of the Patient

Owned and operated by DR. Stanley Kovak, the Kovak Cosmetic Center in Illinois is a family run practice with family-centric values. We always put the needs of our customers first, ensuring that the friendly environment at the Kovak Cosmetic Center is tailored to their wellbeing and comfort. Whether you are considering chin sculpting or submental liposuction, we have all the latest technology and equipment readily at hand at the Kovak Cosmetic Center to ensure that you only get the very best.

To enquire about booking a consultation for chin sculpting or submental liposuction, or to get more information about the alternative treatments available at the Kovak Cosmetic Center in Chicago, please call us today, our friendly team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about cosmetic services.

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