Dr. John Mesa is a Harvard-trained, triple fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who is known for his extraordinary surgical techniques and stunning results. His specialty is cosmetic plastic surgery for the face and neck. He is known for delivering premier, individualized care and for achieving consistently beautiful, natural-looking results. Dr. Mesa has had extensive fellowship training at top educational institutions, including Harvard. His strong credentials have given him a unique set of skills for cosmetic plastic surgery. Haute Beauty expert Dr. John Mesa explains how to surgically remove a double chin with chin liposuction or double chin surgery.
Photo Credit: ShutterstockHB: What is chin liposuction?
Chin liposuction or double chin surgery is the plastic surgery procedure that permanently removes the excess of fat under the chin (“double chin”) to achieve a youthful and chiseled neck contour.
HB: What are the benefits of chin liposuction?
It is the quickest and permanent way to remove the double chin. The results are long-lasting. Chin liposuction is more effective than other minimally invasive procedures like Kybella injections or CoolSculpting in eliminating the double chin.
HB: What is the procedure like?
The procedure is short. It usually takes under an hour to be performed. It is usually performed under general anesthesia, IV sedation, or local anesthesia. I prefer to perform the procedure under local anesthesia because of the benefits that it brings to the patient, including faster recovery.
Photo Credit: ShutterstockHB: Who is a good candidate for chin liposuction?
Someone is a good candidate for chin liposuction if he/she has an excess of fat underneath the chin or submental area (double chin) and has good skin elasticity. He or she also should have a good health condition.
HB: What is the recovery like?
The recovery is straightforward: it is associated with minimal discomfort, mild swelling, and some minor bruising. The patients must wear a neck compression garment for several days, depending on the plastic surgeon’s protocol. The results of chin liposuction start being seen as early as one-week post-op.