How Much Does a Double chin liposuction cost?
Chin liposuction cost is always a question for patients, even before they have decided to undergo this life changing procedure. Have you ever taken a close look at your jawline? A well-defined jawline is a hallmark of beauty in women and strong, attractive facial features in men.
Unfortunately, not everyone was endowed with a chiseled jawline at birth, some of us have excess fat around our jawline. In fact, many people struggle with excess fullness beneath their chins and have undefined jaws and necklines. Whether due to weight gain or family history, the good news is that chin liposuction can help many of those who have this problem. One question that undoubtedly comes up, however, is cost.
“How much does a chin lipo cost?” patients want to know.
And that’s what we’ll be diving into today!
Before we begin, however, it’s important to know if you’re a good candidate for chin liposuction procedure in the first place.
What Is Chin Liposuction?
How Much Does a Chin Lipo Cost?
The cost of your chin liposuction procedure visit can vary significantly, depending on several factors. We will go over these in more detail below.
Liposuction anywhere on the body typically costs around $3,500. But that’s for general liposuction. How much does double chin liposuction procedure cost?
In general, you can expect to pay around the same amount. At minimum, most chin lipo procedures will cost around $3,000 each. On the other hand, they may cost up to $5,000 or more if you plan on having more work done.
Will Insurance Pay the Double Chin Lipo Cost?
No, it’s not likely. Double chin liposuction is an elective cosmetic procedure. Fat removal is not often covered by insurance. As is the case with nearly all cosmetic procedures, the main goal of liposuction is to enhance the patient’s appearance, and it is not usually medically necessary. Health insurance only tends to cover medically necessary costs and chin lipo isn’t often considered that.
Now, let’s go over the main expenses that will be factored into your total bill for chin liposuction:
1. Location Costs
No matter whether you have your surgery at a hospital or a designated surgical facility, the location will inevitably charge fees for the use of their building and services.
These fees will also include things like equipment and materials use costs. You’ll need to factor in payment for the use of their staff. And there may be other location associated fees as well.
It’s also worth noting that in geographic areas where the cost of living is higher (such as in and around major cities), the cost of chin lipo surgery will be higher too.
2. Surgeon Expertise and Experience
The training and experience of your surgeon will play a significant role in how expensive your surgery is.
Not all cosmetic surgeons are skilled enough to perform chin liposuction procedures. Double chin liposuction is a procedure that requires skill and expertise. In fact, skilled and qualified surgeons who can adeptly perform this surgery are rare. The more experience and training your surgeon has (and the more rare their skills are), the higher your surgeon’s fees will be.
With that said, be grateful if you are able to find a talented and experienced surgeon as you will almost certainly have a better experience and more successful outcome.
3. Anesthesiologist Fees
You’ll notice that anesthesiologist fees are usually separate from the rest of your surgical charges. That’s because your anesthesiologist will charge their own fees for the use of their equipment, materials, and services. For example, you’ll actually need to pay for the local anesthesia itself and the use of monitoring equipment, etc.
4. Post-Operative Costs
After chin liposuction surgery, you’ll need to continue meeting with your surgeon for follow-up appointments, which will come with their own charges. Often, surgeons will lump all of these charges together, however, to create one lump sum for your bill.
There are usually a set number of designated follow-up appointments that most chin liposuction patients can expect to attend, so pending any unexpected outcomes, your surgeon should be able to give you a relatively accurate double chin liposuction cost estimate here. You may also need to factor in payment for postoperative garments such as a compression garment and dressings, as well as any pain medication you require after your cosmetic surgery.
5. Other Factors
Chin liposuction is often paired with other procedures such as neck lift surgery. This cosmetic procedure addresses loose skin, it can also known as skin tightening. This is different than chin lipo which addresses unwanted fat. Loose skin (also known as excess skin) on your neck can be just as frustrating as excess fat deposits. This instead helps take care of loose neck skin.
Skin elasticity is something that is important to consider before this procedure. lip plumping, or more liposuction elsewhere on the body. Neck liposuction is also a popular variant. When you end up combining multiple procedures including skin tightening treatments as well as double chin removal, the bottom line price of your chin liposuction will naturally be higher.
How Much Will Chin Lipo Cost Near Me?
The chin liposuction cost New Jersey residents generally pay is around $3,000 to $5,000, or close to the national average. Just remember that this cost will be different depending on the varied costs outlined above.
How can you get an accurate estimate for your chin liposuction surgery? Schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Smita Ramandham. Only after discussing your goals for surgery and candidacy for the procedure directly with a qualified surgeon will you get a more detailed cost estimate for your plastic surgery.
Questions and Answers
Will I Have a Chin Liposuction Scar?
Chin liposuction generally entails creating a small incision, typically less than a quarter inch long, in a discreet area like beneath the chin or behind the ear. This incision typically heals effectively, resulting in minimal visible scarring and a very small chin liposuction scar.
How Long is Chin Lipo Recovery?
Chin lipo recovery takes less than a month. Following chin liposuction surgery, patients can typically return to their usual daily activities in about 2 to 3 weeks. Throughout this time, you should generally experience a sense of normalcy and well-being.
Learn More About Chin Liposuction
A double chin can be a bothersome and embarrassing problem for many individuals. Whether you have excess fat buildup beneath your chin because of hormonal changes, aging, or genetics, if your excess fat and double chin bothers you, you can address it with double chin liposuction.
Dr. Smita Ramanadham is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with experience performing double chin surgery in New Jersey.
To learn more about what Dr. Smita recommends for your unique situation, your double chin, and to discuss your options for the procedure directly with our qualified medical professionals, call our office today and book your consultation appointment.