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Chin liposuction: when small changes can make striking results


Chin or neck liposuction is one of those classic examples where a tiny change can make a dramatic difference. And, although all surgery must be taken seriously, the procedure is not as invasive as other surgical procedures. Consequently, most patients claim they’d wish they’d had the procedure years ago.

Chin liposuction can benefit those of average weight but have a genetic predisposition to carrying excess fat around the chin and/or neck.

Says Dr Joni Feldman, “People often come to me and ask the best way to get an angular, defined jawline. For those genetically predisposed to carrying fat in this area, a simple solution can be chin liposuction. This is especially so as no matter how much weight they lose, the double chin or fatty chin does not disappear.

“Chin liposuction, also known as neck liposuction, is performed under local anaesthesia in my accredited Day Surgery in South Yarra.”

How long do the results last for double chin liposuction?

Liposuction of the chin does not require multiple treatments. Only one treatment is necessary.

Imagine you have (hypothetically) ten fat cells under your chin. After the neck liposuction procedure, about 80% of the fat cells are removed, leaving only two fat cells. If you gain significant weight, the remaining fat cells will grow bigger. However, the other eight fat cells, now removed, are no longer present. This means the size of the sub-mental fat will be significantly reduced, almost permanently.

When it comes to liposuction of the chin, the relatively small amount of fat removed from the chin and neck may significantly change the shape and contour of the jawline.

The ‘before and after’ photographs on Dr Joni Feldman’s website illustrate examples of the types of procedures Dr Feldman provides, along with the results received. Results may vary, depending on the individual. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

What is the downtime after surgery?

You must wear a compression bandage for three days after the procedure. Many patients decide to take three days off work.  This is only due to appearances, as the area may have mild bruising.

There is minimal pain after this procedure. You may remove the compression bandage within the first three days for one hour daily.

Does chin lipo leave loose skin?

Patients often wonder how the skin will appear after liposuction. Dr Joni Feldman says  the skin retracts after lipo in this area. Generally, women’s skin tends to retract better than men’s.

What is the difference between neck lipo and submental liposuction?

Chin liposuction or neck liposuction Is the same procedure. Still, most liposuction doctors typically refer to the operation as “neck” liposuction.


You can read more about chin and neck liposuction here.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. To discover more about the liposuction procedure,  results and considerations, see our main liposuction page hereRead more about surgical risks here.