Facelifts are often viewed as the only method for redefining the face. Submental liposuction, however, offers an alternative that more and more people are pursuing.
In today’s society, there is no such thing as aging gracefully. From Hollywood stars to soccer moms in minivans, everyone wants to look and feel younger than their age. For some people, using a new brand of makeup or a new haircut is enough to make you feel young again. For others, the only alternative is cosmetic surgery. We have all heard of face lifts and brow lifts, but the neck can show age too. That is why some people are now opting for submental liposuction to slow the aging process.
Submental liposuction is a procedure where fat is removed from under the chin and in the neck, in order to reduce the size of this area. This procedure can help those who suffer from the effects of aging or obesity, as it adds definition to the face and chin. Submental liposuction can be performed through a small cut in the inside of your mouth, so there is no scarring or through a small cut externally. The basic idea, however, is to get in there and remove the pockets of fatty material that no amount of exercise will ever touch. A defined chin goes a long way to making a person look younger than they really are.
To see if you are a candidate for submental liposuction, you will want to consult with a qualified cosmetic surgeon. He or she will take a look at your face and see if you will benefit from this type of neck lift surgery, and will assess you to see if you are in the proper health for any surgical procedure. Since this surgery does require invasive procedure, you will be under anesthesia for the submental liposuction.
There are risks with this type of liposuction, just as there are risks with any surgery procedure. Swelling, bruising and infection in the incision site are just a few of the side effects that can happen while having submental liposuction performed on your body. After effects can include a lumpy appearance and other unwanted effects, so be sure to find a certified cosmetic surgeon to perform your surgery.
The cost for submental liposuction varies, depending on the area needing to be treated and many other factors, but it is generally in the range of $1500-$3800. Question your surgeon thoroughly about costs and other items regarding your surgery before having it performed. Submental liposuction is not covered by health insurance, as it is a cosmetic procedure.
With all the different types of surgery available to make you look younger (or even just slimmer) facially, it may seem hard to choose which procedure is right for you. Talk to a board certified cosmetic surgeon about your individual case, and find out if submental liposuction is the right course of action for your facial surgery needs.