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Chin Liposuction Tunisia: what is chin surgery?

Chin liposuction is a facial cosmetic surgery procedure that aims to remove excess fat located under the chin, at the neck level. It is the ideal treatment for a problem known as double chin, which mainly affects men and women aged 40 or over. In fact, with age, the area below the chin begins to accumulate fat residues which are unfortunately very difficult to eliminate with sport and diet. Chin liposuction allows us to treat this problem and refine the oval of the face and neck.

As with any other liposuction, the results can be definitive and long-lasting if the patient pays attention to his or her weight.  It should be noted that double chin liposuction concerns the excess fat and not the skin. If it is the skin that is in excess, the patient will be advised to consider a genioplasty in order to remedy the problem.

Double chin liposuction in Tunisia: what you need to know before getting started

The first step is the pre-operative check-up. The surgeon asks you questions about your general state of health and carries out a morphological examination of your face in order to identify the problem. This examination allows him to evaluate the characteristics of the skin and to determine the appropriate technique to treat the problem. He will then discuss with you the risks, recovery time and cost of the procedure, as well as the possibility of combining liposuction with other medical procedures.

How is double chin liposuction performed in Tunisia?

Chin liposuction is performed under general or local anaesthesia. It lasts about 30 minutes and does not require hospitalisation.

A tiny incision is made under the chin (in the crease, to avoid a visible scar). A very fine cannula (2mm) is then introduced through the incision and the fat is sucked out.

Sometimes this procedure is combined with other facial surgeries, such as blepharoplasty, cheek liposuction or a cervico facial lift.

Surgical follow-up of double chin surgery in Tunisia

Chin liposuction is generally not painful. If there is pain, it is mild and can be relieved with simple painkillers.

A feeling of tension in the chin area is felt. It takes about 1 month for it to disappear and the skin regains normal sensitivity.

A chin strap should be worn for 2 weeks. It will be necessary to avoid exposing the operated area to the sun for 3 months after the operation.

Une mentonnière devra être portée pendant 2 semaines. Il faudra éviter d’exposer la zone opérée au soleil durant les 3 mois qui suivent l’opération.

Liposuccion menton Tunisie - liposuccion du double menton Tunisie

Daily activity can be resumed after 3 days. Sporting activity can be resumed after 3 weeks, provided it does not pose any risk to the chin.

Mouth bleeding is frequent but not serious. It is recommended to maintain very good oral hygiene in order to avoid any risk of infection.

Edema (swelling) and bruising will appear and disappear after 2 weeks.

The final result will be visible after 3 months.

Possible complications

Anaesthesia: during the consultation, the anaesthetist will inform the patient himself of the anaesthetic risks. The fact of having recourse to a perfectly competent Anaesthetist, practising in a truly surgical context (recovery room, possibility of resuscitation) means that the risks incurred have become statistically very low.
Indeed, it is important to know that techniques, anaesthetic products and monitoring methods have made immense progress over the last thirty years, offering optimal safety, especially when the operation is carried out outside the emergency room and in a healthy person.

As far as the surgical procedure is concerned: by choosing a qualified and competent Plastic Surgeon, trained for this type of intervention, you limit these risks as much as possible, without however completely eliminating them.
The real complications are exceptional after a quality liposuction: a great rigour in the choice of the indication and the surgical procedure must ensure in practice an effective and real prevention.

To be complete, we must however mention, despite their usual rarity :
– Thrombo-embolic accidents: wearing anti-thrombosis stockings, early lifting and a possible anti-coagulant treatment help to reduce this risk.
– Bleeding is rarely serious, unless there is an associated coagulation disorder or bleeding-promoting drugs are taken.
– Haematoma and lymphatic effusion occur exceptionally during properly performed liposuction.
– Similarly, localized skin necrosis, which lengthens the healing time and can leave scars, should no longer be observed.
– Infection, which is in fact extremely rare in this type of so-called “closed” surgery, can be prevented by prescribing prophylactic antibiotic treatment.
– Alterations in sensitivity can sometimes persist in the treated areas, and usually return to normal within 3 to 12 months.

*Disclaimer: results may vary from one person to another depending on the morphology of the patients.