Chin liposuction is a popular procedure for people who have disproportionately gained weight in their face or those who are genetically predisposed to carrying more fat in the face. Liposuction is a great option for these patients and can often be performed without full sedation. So, how much fat is removed during chin lipo?
As a small area, most of the time only about ten to twenty milliliters of fat is removed. When compared to other liposuction sites such as the abdomen, where around three to four liters can be removed. The chin—even if disproportionately harboring fat—still only contains a small pocket that can be adequately removed with a quick liposuction procedure.
Patients with only a small amount of extra fat may consider Kybella injections which help to melt fat without surgery. However, this is less reliable than liposuction and requires multiple sessions. Dr. Santos can administer chin liposuction in a surgery that takes under an hour can be performed under local anesthesia.