What is a Submental Liposuction?
Dr Totonchi of Cleveland, OH performs a variety of cosmetic procedure, one of which is a submental lipectomy. This procedure removes localized fat under the chin and tightens the platysmal muscle creating a more defined chin and neckline. The procedure makes a profound improvement in the neck and jawline angle.
Who is a Candidate for Submental Lipectomy Surgery?
Many people are bothered by sagging and fullness under their chin, especially when looking at themselves in a profile view. A submental lipectomy procedure, done in our facilities in Cleveland, OH can help reduce fullness and sagging of the submental area (under chin), giving a more youthful, sharper, more defined jaw and neckline. You can appreciate immediate results after a submental lipectomy procedure.
Combination with Other Facial Procedures
A submental lipectomy can also be done in combination with a facelift and/or other cosmetic procedures to maximize treatment effects. Although a submental lipectomy procedure is quite effective alone, for some people it is recommended that a submental lipectomy be done together with other enhancements, to maintain continuity of a youthful appearance throughout the neck and face.
Submental Liposuction Procedure Details
In the submental lipectomy procedure, an incision is made in the submental area (under the chin). The superficial fat pad is removed first, then the platysmal muscle is opened to address the subplatysmal fat. The subplatysmal fat is removed to be flush to the anterior belly of the digastric or submental gland. Once the desired amount of fat is removed, the platysmal muscle is tightened, and the skin is approximated and closed with a plastic surgery closure technique.
Submental Lipectomy Surgery Complications/ Risks
Some swelling is expected after surgery. Bleeding and hematoma formation are rare; however, additional risks include asymmetry and possible need for revisional procedures. Give us a call today at (440) 461-7999 for more information about the submental lipectomy procedure in Cleveland, OH or “click here” to schedule an appointment.