A strong and smooth contour to the jawline, as well as a long and lean neck both contribute to a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing face. As we age, skin elasticity in the lower face and neck region begins to diminish and can cause the jawline to sag, or may result in the development of fat pockets below the chin. As well, hereditary factors such as a weak chin or round face shape may cause a patient to look droopy, pudgy or may give a person an unwanted “baby-face” appearance. In these cases, chin augmentation, jaw line shaping with micro fat grafting and liposuction under the chin and jaw line may be able to restore a more youthful, thin, and elongated appearance.
Sub-mental liposuction involves the surgical removal of fat from the jowls, chin and neck using either an intra oral or extra-oral incision under the chin. An incision may also be made below the jaw or into the jowl to contour the jaw line. The procedure is minimally invasive and can be performed using local anaesthetic. Sub-mental liposuction can dramatically reduce the appearance of excess facial fat (double chin) and minimize an overweight or heavy appearance, as well help to shape a round face or receding chin. Sub-mental liposuction can also be combined with chin augmentation, facial fat grafting or injectable fillers to create a more harmonious facial contour and restore balance to the lower facial structure.
Sub-mental liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure with a very high rate of success for patients. It can generally be performed on all patients past the age of puberty and is ideal for those who are looking to resolve excess fat under the chin and along the jawline. If you are looking to augment a weak chin, sagging jowls or an overly pudgy appearance to the lower face, then sub-mental liposuction and/ chin augmentation may be right for you.
Dr. Born is among the most reputable and respected surgeons in North America and has performed this procedure frequently over the course of his medical career. During your consultation, you will discuss every aspect of your care within the TMB practice. We aim to provide our patients with the best results, the fastest recovery and the highest standard in post-operative care.
This procedure has a very high rate of success and safety. However, it important to remember that liposuction is not right for everyone. Side effects can include swelling, bruising, numbness or tenderness. You can help minimize certain risks by following the advice and instructions of your plastic surgeon, both before and after your surgery. Dr. Born will discuss in detail all of the potential risks associated with your rhinoplasty surgery during your private consultation. Our pre-operative screening process is designed to determine if you are an ideal candidate for surgery so that we may avoid complications in the future. To view a complete list of complications associated with surgery performed under general anesthetic, click here.