A strong chin and jawline are often seen as a sign of confidence and power. However, the onset of excess submental fat tissues under the chin and the loss of skin laxity can make your chin look flabby and weak. Dr. Fathimani performs a highly personalized submentoplasty to remove excess fat tissues, tighten underlying muscles, and help you achieve a chiseled jawline.
Remove Excess Fat, Improve Jawline
You need a strong chin and jawline for a proportional and harmonious facial appearance. But as you grow older, your body undergoes numerous changes. The accumulation of fat cells in the submental region can lead to a double chin, and the gradual loss of collagen can lead to sagging skin. Submentoplasty is suitable for patients with a poor chin and neck profile because it can reduce excess fat cells and strengthen the jawline.
What is Submentoplasty?
Submentoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to improve the appearance of the chin and jawline. The procedure can involve either the reduction or the augmenting of the chin. In some cases, both procedures may be performed. The goal of submentoplasty is to create a more proportional and harmonious appearance to the face. Generally speaking, submentoplasty involves making a strategic incision under the chin to remove excess skin and fat deposits, following which the underlying muscles are tightened.
Submentoplasty: Recovery & Downtime
Recovery from a submentoplasty is typically fairly quick and easy. The stitches will be removed after approximately five to seven days. There may be some bruising and swelling around the chin, but this should resolve within a week or two. Most people can return to their normal activities within a week. However, it’s important to avoid strenuous activity or exercise for at least two weeks to give the incisions time to heal properly.
Schedule Your Consultation
Dr. Kayvan Fathimani is a multi-board-certified and fellowship-trained facial cosmetic surgeon committed to helping his patients achieve their aesthetic goals. He carefully evaluates your chin, discusses your goals and concerns, and curates a personalized surgical plan to reduce excess fat and improve your jawline. Furthermore, Dr. Fathimani ensures you feel safe and supported through every step of the surgical process. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Fathimani to explore your treatment options.