Is Submental Liposuction Right for You? Assessing Candidacy and Eligibility

Submental Liposuction by Rawnsley Plastic surgery in Los Angeles CA

Have you ever wondered if submental liposuction is the right solution for your double chin or excess fat under the jawline? Understanding your eligibility and candidacy for this procedure is critical in making an informed decision.

What is Submental Liposuction?

Submental liposuction, or chin or neck liposuction, is a medical procedure designed to eliminate extra fat under your chin and around the neck, providing a more defined and youthful appearance. This procedure is popular among individuals seeking a solution for a double chin or sagging neck skin.

The Benefits of Submental Liposuction

Here’s what you can benefit from having this treatment. 

Defined Jawline

Submental liposuction can help carve out a more defined jawline by removing the excess fat accumulated beneath the chin, usually called a “double chin.”

Improved Neck Contour

The procedure also targets the fat around the neck. This method results in a slimmer and more youthful neck contour.

Increased Self-confidence

Improving your facial aesthetics can significantly enhance self-esteem and confidence, as it can help you feel better about your appearance.

The Procedure 

Understanding the procedure and recovery process can also aid in your decision-making. Submental liposuction is typically performed under local anesthesia and takes about an hour. 

How We Do It Here at Rawnsley Plastic Surgery

This surgery is simple and only needs about 3 or 4 small cuts in the chin area. In submental liposuction, Dr. Rawnsley removes fat from under your chin, below the jowl, and from the upper part of your neck. This is done using tiny tubes and a special sculpting method.

Using these small cuts, Dr. Rawnsley can shape your chin and neck. The procedure is perfect for people with a fatty double chin or a bulky neck. 

After Dr. Rawnsley shapes your chin and neck, the double chin is no more. The fat is removed forever, leaving you with the perfect jawline.

This procedure only makes minimal cuts and leaves almost no visible scars. The results can be amazing and can help restore your confidence.

You can contact Dr. Rawnsley to help improve the look of saggy skin under your chin, to enhance the shape of your jawline, and to get rid of a double chin.

After the Procedure

Here’s what you can expect after the procedure:

Minimal Scarring

The procedure only leaves minimal cuts and almost no visible scars, allowing you to enjoy the results without any noticeable signs of surgery.

Recovery and Post-Operative Care

Most providers give comprehensive post-operative care instructions to ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery process. 

Maintaining Your Results

Keeping a healthy lifestyle is key to having longer submental liposuction results. Regular exercise and a balanced diet can help keep your newly sculpted chin and neck looking their best.

Who is an Ideal Candidate?

See these qualifications if you need clarification on whether you are the right fit for the treatment.

Physical Health

One of the first criteria for submental liposuction candidacy is good physical health. This means no serious medical conditions that could complicate surgery or recovery. 

Skin Elasticity

Another crucial factor is the elasticity of your skin. A good candidate will have enough skin elasticity to adapt to the new contour, which will help achieve optimal results post-surgery.

Realistic Expectations

Having realistic expectations about the outcome is also essential. While submental liposuction can significantly enhance your appearance, it’s important to remember that the results can vary from person to person.

Assessing Your Eligibility: Consult with a Professional

The best way to accurately determine your submental liposuction eligibility is to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon. They will evaluate your health history, current health status, and personal expectations to help you make an informed decision.

Potential Risks

As with any surgical procedure, submental liposuction carries some risks, such as infection, bleeding, and adverse anesthesia reactions. Considering this procedure, weighing the potential benefits against these risks is essential.

Submental Liposuction Vs. Other Procedures

Several treatment options are available to improve the appearance of your neck and chin area. Here’s how submental liposuction compares to a few common alternatives:


CoolSculpting is a method with non-surgical ways that freezes fat cells, which your body naturally eliminates. While CoolSculpting can effectively reduce fat, it might not provide the same level of sculpting and contouring that submental liposuction offers. 

Submental liposuction allows for more precise fat removal and can provide more dramatic and immediate results.


Kybella is an injectable treatment used to target fat beneath the chin. The main advantage of Kybella is that it’s non-surgical. However, multiple treatment sessions are typically required, and the results are gradually apparent over several weeks or months. 

With submental liposuction, patients can often achieve their desired results in a single procedure, and the results are immediately noticeable.

Neck Lift

A neck lift removes excess skin and tightens the neck muscles for a smoother, firmer appearance. 

While a neck lift can significantly improve sagging skin, it doesn’t directly address fat removal like submental liposuction does. Submental liposuction might be the more appropriate choice for patients primarily concerned with excess fat.

Choosing Your Provider

Choosing the right provider for your submental liposuction is crucial. At Rawnsley Plastic Surgery, you are offered not only Dr. Rawnsley’s vast expertise and experience in facial aesthetics but also personalized care tailored to your unique needs and goals. 

The clinic prides itself on its state-of-the-art facilities, where all procedures are performed, adhering to the highest safety and hygiene standards. Dr. Rawnsley understands each patient’s objectives to offer a personalized treatment plan, ensuring safety and satisfaction.

Try Submental Liposuction Today

Ready to redefine your appearance and boost your confidence? Reach out to Dr. Rawnsley at Rawnsley Plastic Surgery today! Apart from submental liposuction, our clinic offers other 

transformative procedures, such as Ethnic Rhinoplasty, tailored to respect and enhance your unique features. 

And Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment that lifts and tightens the skin. Dr. Rawnsley and our dedicated team are committed to helping you achieve the best version of yourself. 

Don’t wait to begin your journey towards improved self-confidence and a refreshed look. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. We’re excited to help you on your aesthetic journey!

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