Liposuction is one of the most common and popular treatments to treat a double chin. The procedure suctions out the unnecessary and extra fat in the area. This can improve your facial profile, facial aesthetics, and the general contour of your chin and jawline. Patients often have concerns about their double chin returning after surgery, leading to the question, “Can a double chin come back after lipo?”

The answer is not completely straightforward. In general, once removed, fat cells cannot return. This means that even with weight gain, you are unlikely to see new fat accumulate under the chin. Fat will usually instead go to other areas of the body that have not been treated with liposuction. 

With that said, lipo does not typically remove all fat cells in a given area. This is nearly impossible and usually unsafe. This means that existing fat cells in the area can expand and cause the look of a double chin again. Additionally, aging can cause the skin to sag which may cause a double chin. 

Dr. Santos will discuss ways to avoid this recurrence following chin lipo in Seattle. The best things you can do are to eat well, exercise, and take good care of your skin. To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-430-1035. You can also reach us online via our Price Simulator™, chat, or contact form.