Vaser Lipo to Remove a Double Chin
The answer to why you have a double chin may be in your genes- it’s a family trait. If this is the case, contouring of this area may be an attractive option, as no matter what you do, the fat is highly unlikely to budge from this area.
Vaser lipo is often the tool of choice for a surgeon to remove a double chin, as the Vaser allows for small areas to be sculpted.
What happens during facial liposuction with Vaser?
The surgeon will first numb up the under-chin area with local anesthetic. Then he will make a tiny incision just under the chin. This incision point is usually very small, and becomes practically invisible when it has healed up. The thin Vaser probe is inserted under the skin into the fat layer to be sculpted away. The machine is switched on, and ultrasound pulses break up the fat under your chin. The surgeon carefully moves the probe around, sculpting away until he is happy you have a contoured, smooth profile. Then the fat is suctioned out. The surgeon may suture the incision site, or sometimes it is covered with a steri-strip to allow for drainage.
Vaser liposuction has major advantages over traditional facial liposuction, as the ultrasound energy only targets the fat layer. Other structures such as blood vessels are not damaged by the ultrasound energy, so there is far less bruising and swelling. This reduced trauma to the area means you will have a quicker healing time. You will have some swelling and possibly some bruising, but this is usually minor. Any of these side effects will usually subside within a few days.
You will probably be advised to wear a compression garment for some time after your procedure. This is to minimize swelling, to aid the healing process, and to encourage skin tightening.