Fat can collect under the chin for a variety of reasons and some people who lose large amounts of weight, see fat stick around in the submental area. Facial plastic surgeons like Dr. David Santos can use chin liposuction to remove these stubborn fat deposits. This is commonly part of other surgeries such as facelift where fat may contribute to sagging structures. Many patients wonder: does chin liposuction last?
Liposuction removes fat and it is understandable for patients who may have lost weight or struggled with their weight to wonder if liposuction will permanently remove fat. Once Dr. Santos removes fat with liposuction, it is gone forever. Fat cells, once removed, will not come back. However, this does not mean that the remaining fat cells in the area cannot expand.
This is why it is imperative for patients to continue living a healthy lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and exercise. Other causes of weight gain such as hormone imbalances, medical conditions, or aging can contribute to gaining fat in the area again. Before undergoing the procedure, Dr. Santos will take a comprehensive medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for chin liposuction and likely to see good results.