“This is actually a relatively easy procedure that gives very dramatic changes in appearance. Even though only a small amount of fatty tissue is removed, the chin contour will look much better. Often it looks like the patient has lost weight after this procedure. On someone who is even in their 30s and 40s and is starting to get some slight laxity along the skin of the neck and jawline, this can provide enough tightening that they can avoid a facelift for several years.
Recently the FDA has approved Kybella, a treatment that involves multiple injections over several office visits. I like to wait for treatments like this to be tried and true before adopting them in order to minimize risks for my patients that can result with unproven new treatments. I can get very predictable results with liposuction of the chin in just a single visit with very minimal recovery time, so this procedure provides lower risk and a better outcome, with far less time and money invested long-term.”