Liposuction is an effective surgical procedure that is used to give individuals a better body contour in areas that are difficult to eliminate with diet and exercise. Liposuction can also be used to dramatically change the facial shape, by recontouring the neck and jawline. Patients who are concerned that their neck and jawline lack definition can strongly benefit from this small and very simple procedure known as under-chin liposuction or “submental liposuction”. Submental Liposuction works by removing collections of fatty tissue under the chin.
Liposuction is performed in our fully accredited Oakville clinic under local anaesthesia. The most common method of performing liposuction is the tumescent technique. With this approach, an anaesthetic solution is injected into the area to be treated. The liquid causes the compartments of fat to become firm or tense, allowing the small liposuction cannula to move smoothly beneath the skin as the fat is removed. Patients are left with a very small incision area which looks as though a small mole has been removed and since it is hidden behind the chin is almost invisible. These will also fade significantly over time.
To find out if submental liposuction is right for you, please contact our knowledgeable staff at our Oakville office, between Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario. If you are ready to schedule for consultation, Dr. Julie Khanna is able to provide her patients with all of the information that they will need to make the most informed decision.