During a chin lift, excess fat tissue and skin is removed from the area surrounding the chin. Often, liposuction of the chin may be performed simultaneously.
Also Known As:
- Chin tuck
- Chin surgery
- Facial surgery
Conditions Treated with a Chin Lift:
A chin lift is utilized to treat a sagging or fat chin, such as a double chin.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to a chin lift.
Anesthesia with a Chin Lift:
A chin lift is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from a Chin Lift:
Possible risks of a chin lift include bleeding, infection and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. Other potential complications include bruising, soreness and swelling following the surgery. It is also possible for the patient to experience nerve damage or scarring. If an implant is used during the procedure, it is possible for the implant to become displaced or for the body to reject it.
Prognosis after a Chin Lift:
The prognosis for a positive end result following a chin lift is good.
Recovery from a Chin Lift:
The total recovery time for a chin lift is two to four weeks.