Typical areas on the body where liposuction is performed are the thighs, abdomen and buttocks, but many people are now opting for the fat under the chin.
It’s a tricky area, as exercise can have little to no effect on a chin area. So to remove the famous “double chin” the surgeon will make a very small incision under the chin, insert a small stainless steel tube known as a cannula and suction out the fat from between the skin and muscle.
The suctioning process creates small tunnels through the fat layer that later collapse after the operation, creating a thinner body contour, thus eliminating the appearance of a double chin. This procedure can be performed with only a local anesthetic and is considered outpatient surgery.
The relatively low invasiveness of chin liposuction allows for patients to avoid the typical long recovery other anesthesia-related liposuction requires. It is strongly recommended that patients wear a compression garment under the chin in the days following surgery. Sutures or stitches may be removed after about five to ten days.