The “triangle of youth” describes a beauty ideal most people want: A face that’s wider at the cheeks and narrow in the chin. At Noble Cosmetic Surgery, submental liposuction is a popular treatment that removes sagging skin and fat to create a more defined, triangular face. Dr. Patrick Obasi helps patients in Plano, Texas, defy the aging process and restore a more youthful appearance.
Submental Liposuction Q & A
What is submental liposuction?
As you age, fatty deposits, lax skin, and sagging tissue can cause the face to look square. A double chin develops, and the jawline loses distinction. Submental liposuction can address all of these issues, as it removes fat beneath the chin, slims the neck, and sculpts the entire jawline.
Submental liposuction may be a good option if you aren’t ready for a more invasive surgical procedure, such as a facelift. It’s beneficial if you have a double chin or a bottom-heavy face.
What happens during and after the procedure?
Submental liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure in Dr. Obasi’s office. The procedure requires local anesthetic only, with IV sedation as an option. Surgery usually takes an hour or less.
First, Dr. Obasi marks the area or areas to be treated. Then he makes a small incision, or a series of incisions, depending on your goals and where you’re having fat removed. The area is infiltrated with a tumescent solution, which helps to anesthetize the area and reduce swelling. You may sit for a few minutes while the solution takes effect.
Next, Dr. Obasi opens the skin where the incisions have been made and inserts a cannula, or small tube, to loosen the fat and suction it out of the body. He is careful to remove the fat in a way that sculpts your face to the desired shape. When he’s finished, he might apply sutures, but they usually aren’t necessary.
Your wounds will close quickly on their own, but Dr.Obasi might advise you to wear a compression bandage for the first week after surgery. Most patients can expect some bruising, but you’ll return to your normal activities within about two weeks.
You may have a follow-up appointment with Dr. Obasi to make sure you’re healing properly and that you achieved the results you wanted.
Will my results last?
Since the adult body doesn’t produce new fat cells, fat that’s removed is gone forever. You can expect lasting results with submental liposuction. Most patients report incredible results and enjoy a more contoured, youthful face.
Get the look you’ve always wanted: Request a consultation with Dr. Obasi by phone or online today.