Chin Lipo Scar: Chin liposuction is the removal of fat from the jawline and neck. The procedure aims to fix a “double chin” or any unwanted fullness around the jaw, chin, and neck. While every patient is unique and cared for individually, the process generally requires liposuction alone.
If you are interested in chin liposuction, there are a few important things you should know about the surgery before moving on.
Once you’ve gone over this information, you’re bound to have many questions — one of which is why you’re here now. You want to know: Does chin liposuction leave a scar? Let’s dive right in.
Will You Have a Chin Lipo Scar?
Technically speaking, all liposuction procedures leave scars. Really, whenever there is an incision, there has to be a scar (and liposuction requires incisions).
So, if you’re curious about chin liposuction (also called neck liposuction) scars, chances are what you really want to know is whether the scars you’ll end up with will be noticeable. And here, we have good news.
While chin liposuction does require incisions, and thus will result in scars, these scars will be extremely small and nearly invisible.
Where Are Incisions Made on Chin Lipo?
Every patient is different, so the chin lipo incisions that Dr. Smita makes on any given patient will depend upon their individual anatomy and their goals for surgery.
With that being said, most patients will end up with one scar in the center of the underside of their chin and at least one behind each ear. While the beneath-the-chin incision may seem like it’s in a central location that will be easily seen, Dr. Smita does an amazing job at making this incision extremely small.
As it heals, most patients find that the resulting scar is barely noticeable. This is especially true when diligent scar treatment is adhered to post-surgery.
The behind-the-ear incisions are also barely noticeable. They will be covered by the shadows of the ears and the ears themselves. Many people’s hair covers these incision sites as well.
Once a patient has met with Dr. Smita for a consultation appointment and been cleared for surgery, the entire chin liposuction procedure is fairly simple and straightforward. It can be described in six basic steps:
- First, you will arrive at the surgical facility and be taken to the operating room.
- Once your comfort has been ensured and you are lying back, you will be sedated. The chosen sedation steps will have been decided upon between you and Dr. Smita prior to your procedure.
- A numbing solution will then be Injected into the chin and neck area.
- Once these areas have been adequately numbed, the incisions will be made in the appropriate locations. Again, these incisions will most likely be directly beneath the chin (centered) and behind each ear.
- A cannula (a thin hollow tube made of metal) will be inserted into the incisions. Dr. Smita will use this implement to suction out the excess fat.
- Once the chin and neck area has been contoured to Dr. Smita’s satisfaction, she will close up each incision with great care, and you will be taken to a recovery room where you will be monitored for several hours before you’re free to go home.
How Long Does It Take for a Chin Lipo Scar to Heal?
Fortunately, chin lipo has a fairly easy recovery. This is especially true when compared with other liposuction procedures performed elsewhere on the body and other surgeries such as tummy tuck surgery and breast augmentation.
In most cases, patients will be able to go back to work and other daily activities within one to three days. In terms of scar healing, this depends on your skin elasticity and other individual skin properties, how extensive your liposuction was, and how well you care for your incision sites.
Most people will have completely healed scars within three months. But sometimes, it can take up to six months to see the full results from the procedure. This is usually after all of the swelling has finally gone down.
To help your scar heal as well as possible, make sure to attend all of your follow-up appointments with Dr. Smita and heed all of her aftercare instructions closely. Bandages and a chin strap will need to be worn for a short time after surgery. You may also be asked to perform self-massages on the area after some time has passed. This can help to reduce swelling faster and may aid in improving your results.
It’s normal to experience swelling and some light bruising after chin liposuction. While the results of your chin liposuction after 1 week may not be noticeable yet (because of swelling), just give it time. Within a few months, you’ll be able to see your near-complete results and enjoy your new, attractive facial profile.
Schedule a Chin Lipo Consultation Appointment Today
Whether you have questions about neck liposuction cost, scars, recovery, or other issues, the best way to get accurate, straightforward answers is to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Smita Ramanadham.
Dr. Ramanadham is a highly skilled, double board-certified plastic surgeon. She is well-trained and experienced performing chin lipo and would be happy to discuss with you everything from your candidacy for the procedure to scarring after surgery, the average chin liposuction cost, and more.
To book a consultation appointment with Dr. Ramanadham, please call our office today. We look forward to hearing from you!