If you have a double chin or a round baby face – courtesy of your gene pool – you’ve probably discovered that diet and exercise won’t improve pockets of excess fat cells.

A submental lipectomy is a procedure to remove excess fat under the chin.  The procedure involves a small incision in the crease below your chin and removes the excess fat with a suction device.  Dr. Price then tightens the muscles and removes loose or excess skin on the upper part of your neck, the incision is closed and a small bandage is applied. It’s an hour-long procedure done under local anesthesia. You will go home the same day.

What Can I Expect After Facial Liposuction?

The bandage placed around your head after surgery needs to be worn constantly for the next 7 days.  After this time you will only need to wear the bandage at night for a week.  Your sutures will be removed 7 days after the procedure.

Immediately after surgery, your lower face and neck will be swollen and bruised.   The initial swelling and bruising should resolve after 7 – 10 days and you can return to work. Don’t resume strenuous activities until about 10 days post-op.

Any additional swelling will subside over several months, gradually revealing your new look.