Layers of fat can collect under your chin, called the submental area, sometimes at an astonishingly young age. A double chin can add years to your appearance while upsetting the proportions of your face. You can often blame it on genetics and the changes to your skin as you get older.
When you want to streamline your jaw and neck contours, there are no exercises proven to reliably tone or reshape the area. Because many fat stores rest above muscle tissue, improved tone can do little.
What you can do is visit Radiance Wellness MediSpa for treatment with Smartlipo® by CynoSure®. Unlike conventional liposuction, SmartLipo uses tiny incisions and local anesthetic for a minimally invasive outpatient procedure, shorter recovery time, and little scarring.
Dr. Carrie L. Morris and her team are proud to offer Smartlipo laser liposuction to patients in and around Southlake and Granbury, Texas. Here’s how it can help you get rid of your double chin.
The way your body stores fat is often an uncontrollable factor. While you can reshape visceral fat with toning of the overlying muscles, you also have subdermal fat that sits between skin and muscle. No amount of muscle refinement can reshape these stores, and as your skin loses tightness and elasticity as you get older, these fat stores can take on their own unflattering shape.
That’s the primary reason most double chins develop. They can be aggravated by poor posture and the natural shape of your face. Even small changes to your chin profile can alter the balance of your facial proportions, softening your chin’s appearance. In its worst cases, a double chin can blur the transition between face and neck.
Conventional liposuction uses a hollow probe called a cannula that breaks up fat deposits, removing these with suction through the center of the tube. Procedures are usually done under general anesthetic through incisions of one-half inch or larger. Bruising and swelling can be extensive, and you can expect several days of bed rest after your procedure. Discomfort and pain could last for weeks.
Smartlipo, while similar to traditional liposuction, downsizes the equipment and adds the power of laser light energy to the process. It uses incisions that are one-quarter of the size needed for a conventional cannula, because Smartlipo’s suction is augmented by laser coagulation of fat tissue. The warming action of the laser breaks down tissue for easy removal.
Smartlipo is a refined and detailed version of liposuction, rather than a brute force treatment.
The smaller format of the Smartlipo equipment doesn’t mean less capability. It means your procedure won’t slow down your life the way conventional liposuction might. Smartlipo is ideal for the tighter confines of the submental area, where small changes to your profile have a big impact on your appearance.
Bruising and swelling after Smartlipo are reduced when compared to traditional treatments, and you’ll be back to your regular routine in days rather than weeks. You can manage discomfort after the procedure with over-the-counter pain relief medications.
Book your consultation with Radiance Wellness MediSpa by phone or online at the office nearest you. It’s time to say goodbye to your double chin, so make an appointment today.