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Introduction to Chin & Neck Liposuction

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that has been around for many, many years and is a wildly popular technique for removing stubborn fat. Most people are familiar with its use in areas like the stomach, arms, or thighs. Thanks to advancements in this treatment, plastic surgeons are now able to treat facial fullness, especially in the neck and chin areas (submental liposuction). At Ravive Plastic Surgery, Dr. Deepa Bhat offers Chin & Neck Liposuction in Tampa Bay, FL as an effective way to get rid of the stubborn fat that traditional exercise has difficulty reaching.

What is a Chin & Neck Liposuction?

Chin & Neck contouring is a minimally invasive procedure that uses liposuction to reduce the appearance of a double-chin and provide you with a smoother, firmer, and more defined face and neck contour. The procedure can improve your facial appearance by treating a thick, wrinkled, or sagging neckline for a dramatically rejuvenated look.

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What are the benefits of Chin & Neck Liposuction?

Some of the many benefits that our Tampa Bay Chin & Neck Liposuction patients have enjoyed have included:

  • More balanced facial features
  • Improved chin appearance
  • More defined jawline
  • Removal of unwanted fat around the neck and chin
  • Combinable with other facial surgery procedures

Who Are The Best Candidates For Chin & Neck Liposuction?

At Ravive Plastic Surgery, we believe the best candidates for Chin & Neck Liposuction in Tampa Bay are those patients with the following characteristics:

  • Currently at their desired weight
  • Have good skin elasticity
  • In overall good health
  • Keep a positive attitude throughout the consultation, procedure, and recovery
  • Maintain realistic expectations regarding the procedure results

We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bhat if you have any questions or hesitations. She will be happy to evaluate you and determine if liposuction in the neck or chin is right for you, or if there are any other options that might be better suited for you.

What’s the First Step?

If you are interested in submental liposuction in the Tampa Bay area, the first step is to schedule your consultation with Dr. Deepa Bhat. When you come in for your appointment, you will be able to ask any questions about the procedure, address your areas of concern, and learn about potential options to help you achieve your desired aesthetic goals.

Dr. Bhat will examine your chin, neck, and the rest of your face, as well as ask you questions about your lifestyle and medical history. Once you have a surgical plan with Dr. Bhat, you will then meet with our Patient Coordinator to schedule the day of your procedure. You will be provided with some instructions to follow that will help make your results as optimal as possible.

What to expect on the day of Chin & Neck Liposuction surgery

On the day of your Neck/Chin liposuction, the procedure will be performed under local anesthesia but can be done under general anesthesia if you and Dr. Bhat feel that would be a better option.

Dr. Bhat will begin your procedure by treating the entire area with a numbing medication that will anesthetize the area, minimize bleeding, and help prepare the fat for suctioning. She will make tiny incisions just underneath the chin and in the creases behind each ear lobe. While Dr. Bhat can make a singular incision underneath your chin, multiple incisions allow for different angles which can help Dr. Bhat reach difficult-to-reach areas and achieve a more even result.

The Liposuction portion is then performed through the incisions with a very thin rod called a cannula that is connected to the suction machine and passed evenly throughout the treatment zones. The cannula will be gently used to scrape loose the stubborn fat and suction it out.

Once she is finished, Dr. Bhat will close each incision with one or two small sutures. Gauze pads are placed over the incisions and a soft, elastic compression garment will be applied to prevent excessive swelling.

This procedure will take approximately one hour to complete but will vary depending on your specific aesthetic needs.

Chin & Neck Liposuction Recovery

After your surgery is complete, we will monitor you in our recovery room until you are ready to go home. You may still feel the effects of the numbing medication, which is why we ask our patients to have a family member or friend to provide them with a ride home.

Once the medication wears off within a few hours, you can expect to experience a dull aching soreness. You will have prescription pain medications sent to alleviate any discomfort you may have after surgery.

After the first 24 hours post-surgery, you will be able to remove the compression dressing for the first time. You will be taught how to easily reapply the compression bandage with foam for an even distribution of pressure. You will need to continue to wear the bandage day and night for about two weeks, but you can remove it twice a day for 30 minutes to shower and allow your skin to breathe.

Patients are usually able to return to most of their activities the day after surgery as long as they don’t require lifting over 5 lbs., bending over, being upside down, or other types of physical strain. We encourage our patients to begin walking as soon as possible, but to avoid any strenuous exercise for about six weeks after surgery.

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How Much Does Chin & Neck Liposuction Cost In Tampa Bay, FL

The average cost of neck and chin liposuction in Tampa Bay, FL typically starts at $2,000 and can go up to around $6,000. The price can vary depending on factors such as anesthesia costs, additional procedures, and the amount of fat to be removed. For a personalized cost estimate, it is recommended to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bhat. During your consultation, our patient coordinator will provide a detailed quote tailored to your specific needs and desired outcome.

Why Choose Dr. Bhat?

When choosing the right plastic surgeon for your Liposuction procedure, it’s important to find a skilled and experienced surgeon to achieve optimal results, and Dr. Deepa Bhat is a top choice in the Tampa Bay area for several reasons. With extensive training in aesthetic plastic surgery, Dr. Bhat is highly knowledgeable in performing every aspect of liposuction with precision and artistry. Furthermore, Dr. Bhat is fellowship-trained in aesthetic procedures, meaning she did an additional year of training in exclusively cosmetic procedures after her seven years of training and completion of a plastic surgery residency. In fact, Dr. Bhat is one of the few aesthetic fellowship-trained plastic surgeons in Florida!

Furthermore, Ravive Plastic Surgery is committed to delivering personalized care, taking the time to understand each patient’s unique goals and concerns to create a customized treatment plan. By choosing Dr. Bhat, you can trust that you are in the hands of a highly skilled and caring individual who will prioritize your well-being and provide you with the most natural and beautiful results possible.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you have some excess, stubborn fat in your neck or chin, Liposuction is a safe and effective way to fix this condition. To learn more about Chin & Neck Liposuction in Tampa Bay, FL, and find out if you are a viable candidate, please schedule a consultation at Ravive Plastic Surgery with Dr. Deepa Bhat. You can call us or use our website to fill out an appointment application form and a friendly member of our team will be happy to get you started on your journey to a more sculpted face.

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Patient Resources

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