Facial liposuction, sub-mentum or sub-mental liposuction and even technically facial suction lipectomy is the removal of fat from under the chin from either an intra oral incision or an extra-oral (transdermal) incision under the chin, or from an incision below the jaw or at the jaw angle to remove jawline fat. This procedure can significantly reduce the appearance of excess facial fat. Sometimes these complaints are called a “double-chin” or “jowls”. This is often a result of aging, obesity, or heredity.
Some patients even request or may benefit from both sub-mentum liposuction and a chin implant to complete the look. The removal of this excess fat pocket can significantly define a lower facial structure. Some patients may even have their “jowl” fat removed along their jawline.
Are You A Candidate For Facial Liposuction?
If you find that your under chin area and/or jawline retains excess pockets of fat or a “pudge” and you do not appreciate this look, you may wish to consider this procedure. It is a minimally invasive procedure but it will cause discomfort and swelling and you will have to take it easy for a proper result so consider all of the above before deciding if this may be a viable option.