If a healthy diet and regular exercise are not helping you get rid of fat in stubborn areas such as your double chin, you may be looking for an effective solution. One of the options that many people consider is liposuction, it’s not the only way to get rid of a stubborn double chin. Is double chin removal surgery safe? What other options are available?
Here is what you need to know about the side effects of double chin removal surgeries and how to find a safer alternative that is permanent and effective.
What Is Liposuction of the Chin?
Liposuction is a fat removal procedure that is typically performed on areas like the thighs, abdomen, and buttocks. However, many people also seek this treatment to get rid of fat under their chins. The area under the face is a difficult area to treat and removing fat via liposuction brings many risks. Since the suctioning process creates small tunnels through the fat layer that will later collapse after the operation, it puts your body through a lot.
The good news is that there are other options to get permanent and effective fat removal under your chin. Here are some of the side effects of double chin surgeries, as well as an alternative that you should consider.
Side Effects of Double Chin Removal Surgeries
One of the many side effects of chin liposuction includes uneven contours. After the procedure, your skin may appear bumpy, wavy, or withered due to uneven fat removal. Other causes of an uneven contour may include poor skin electricity and unusual healing in the days and weeks following the procedure. In some cases, these changes are permanent and cannot be reversed. Damage beneath the skin from the thin tube used may give the skin a permanent spotted appearance.
Numbness and Decreased Skin Sensitivity
After a liposuction procedure, patients may feel temporary or permanent numbness in the affected area. Since the procedure is aggressive, there is also the risk of temporary nerve irritation.
During liposuction procedures, temporary pockets of fluid known as seromas can develop under the skin. This fluid will need to be drained with a needle.
Although rare, there is a possibility that patients who undergo liposuction can experience severe skin infections.
In rare cases, a cannula that penetrates too deeply into the patient may puncture an internal organ. The response to this would be emergency surgical repair, which is even more invasive than liposuction.
Some fat that is sucked away during liposuction may break away and become trapped in a blood vessel, gathering in the lungs, or travelling to the brain. This is a medical emergency and could be life threatening to the patient.
Kidney and Heart Issues
Changes in fluid levels as fluids are injected and suctioned out during liposuction procedures can cause potentially life-threatening kidney, heart, and lung problems.
A common anesthetic administered during surgery is lidocaine. It is often administered with fluids injected during liposuction procedures to help patients manage pain. Although it is generally safe, there are rare circumstances where the patient can experience lidocaine toxicity. This condition causes serious heart and central nervous system problems.
SculpSure: A Safer Alternative
If you are still unsure if double chin liposuction is safe, or if you want a non-invasive alternative, SculpSure/WarmSculpting may be just what you need. This treatment is an FDA-cleared and Health Canada-approved device that reduces submental fat in the double chin area.
Unlike other double chin removal procedures, the results are not noticeable, and your chin will not look worse on the days following the treatment. It’s recommended to have two SculpSure treatments for best results; however, it often depends on the needs and goals of each client.
SculpSure has also been proven to be effective for the following areas of the body:
- Upper abdomen
- Lower abdomen
- Love handles
- Under bra fat
- Upper back fat
- Back hump
- Inner thighs
- Outer thighs
- Back of thighs
- Front of thighs
- Double chin/submental fat
The device applies targeted laser energy to heat up the fat cells under the skin. The laser is applied on the skin but is designed so that it does not affect the epidermis (skin’s outermost surface). As the fat cells are heated to the point of damage, there will be periods of cooling to keep the skin comfortable.
Over the next few weeks after the treatment, the dead fat cells will be sent out through the body’s lymphatic system. The fat cells never grow back. Patients can expect results within six to 12 weeks after their first treatment, and the bonus is that there is no downtime.
Choose Safe, Non-Surgical Double Chin Removal at the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic
Ready to schedule a consultation and get safe, effective, and permanent double chin fat removal? We’re ready to help you. At the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic, we are experienced, licensed, trained, and prepared to use the latest clinical methods and technology to give our patients the best anti-aging, body care, and fat-loss treatment options on the market.
Our SculpSure/WarmSculpting treatments have made many of our clients happy (just check out our testimonies) as they see the gradual and impressive results from this treatment. We help our clients make informed decisions about how to pursue body contouring and we are proud to employ some of the best practitioners in Toronto.
To learn more about this effective double chin fat removal procedure, check out our FAQ section. Or, contact us by phone at (416) 546 – 4664 or by e-mail us at info@AntiAgingToronto.ca to ask any questions. Our skincare specialists can also offer you a tour of our Toronto facilities.