Pop quiz! Jane Fonda, Susan Sarandon, Clay Aitken: what do all these celebs have in common?
If you guessed ‘chin liposuction’, good work! All of these stars have publicly admitted they’ve gone under the knife to enhance and augment their chin with the help of liposuction. Many more have been rumored to have undergone this treatment, and we’ve certainly seen an uptick in interest in this procedure here at BeautyFix Plastic Surgery in the last few months. What’s the big draw to ditching the double-chin?
BeautyFix Medspa’s Surgical and Medical Director Dr. Steve Fallek discussed the rise in popularity for chin liposuction with Inside Edition while quoting many other cosmetic procedures - what he dubs as ‘the Zoom Effect.’ Fallek says that due to the rise of virtual meetings, work-from-home situations and the use of Instagram filters, patients have selfie-dysmorphia (many people want their faces to look like Instagram or Snapchat filters, and because they don't like the way they look on Zoom calls and FaceTime, they feel under-confident). Due to poor lighting and bad camera angles, a lot of people have become self-conscious about seeing their own appearance close-up. If you’re in that boat, you’re definitely not alone! Double chins are one of our most common patient concerns, and today we’re breaking down some of our surgical options. (Don’t worry, we also offer many non-surgical options to help reduce submental fullness!)
This surgical procedure is quickly becoming a BeautyFix fan favorite! But what exactly does it entail?
During a chin liposuction, the surgeon makes a small incision under the chin to conceal any scarring, inserts the cannula, and uses the machine to extract fat while sculpting and contouring your chin. This procedure takes about an hour from start to finish, and about 2 weeks of recovery time, with full recovery in 6 weeks. Does it hurt, you might ask? Nope! Since this is a minimally invasive procedure, local anesthesia is all you need to minimize discomfort. Need we say more? Check out this adorable progress reel from one of our very own patients documenting her ChinFix journey.
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Every patient is unique, so why shouldn’t every BeautyFix be, too? According to Dr William Boss, the creator of Genlyft, the best way to get your ideal contoured look is to combine different surgical and complement them with non-surgical procedures. He has performed great transformations with the minimally invasive CheekFix: Buccal Fat Reduction and GenLipo in tandem to create a slimmer profile and an ideal V-shape. You may also combine the Genlyft experience with GenThreads and GenLipo which elevates and tighten facial tissues to restore them to their original glory. Post-op, consider a treatment for skin tightening like Morpheus8, which uses radio-frequency and microneedling to deliver energy deep into the skin’s layers.
For patients looking to create sleek contours and remove jowling, our Dr. Boss recommends Genlyft Face and Genlyft Neck. Both procedures are great options to improve the appearance of loose skin around the face and the neck, respectively. Dr. Boss works individually with each patient to create a custom treatment plan to make Genlyft fit your individual needs and goals. Below are some of our favorite Genlyft transformations:
Now that your eyes have been opened to the world of possibilities for double chin surgery, are you ready to start your journey? Our Plastic Surgery team offers free virtual and in-person consultations to assess your needs and determine if you are a candidate.
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