Balance Your Facial Contours

A harmonious face is characterized by balanced features, and sometimes, the lower face and neck can influence this balance. Submentoplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at lessening the appearance of jowls and helping individuals achieve their desired contours along the chin and jawline. Our team of board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons at Buckingham Facial Plastic Surgery is dedicated to providing you with in-depth information about submentoplasty.

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What is Submentoplasty?

Submentoplasty is a surgical procedure that focuses on rejuvenating the lower face and neck area. It is often performed to address concerns such as excess fat deposits under the chin, sagging skin, jowls, and muscle bands contributing to an aged or less youthful appearance. During the procedure, a small incision is typically made beneath the chin, allowing the surgeon to remove excess fat, tighten muscles, and address any sagging skin. The goal of submentoplasty is to create a more defined and harmonious lower facial profile, restoring a more youthful and balanced appearance.

What to Expect During the Procedure

Submentoplasty is typically performed under local anesthesia with or without oral sedation and lasts approximately one hour. Our surgeon makes a small incision hidden discreetly beneath the chin, allowing access to the targeted areas. Through this incision, excess fat is carefully removed, muscles are tightened, and any excess skin is addressed. The amount of correction is tailored to your specific needs and underlying facial structure. Our surgeon takes great care to ensure your results look natural and harmonious with your overall facial appearance.

Recovering From Submentoplasty

After submentoplasty, you can expect a recovery period of about two weeks. Swelling and bruising are common during the initial recovery phase but gradually subside over time. Mild discomfort can be managed with prescribed pain medication. Some dietary restrictions may apply temporarily, and you might experience mild tightness when moving your facial muscles. Patients are typically ready to return to work or their daily activities within seven days, though strenuous exercise should be avoided for two to three weeks.

Achieving More Youthful Results

As the initial swelling subsides, the full results of submentoplasty become more noticeable. You'll typically experience a more defined and youthful lower face and neck, with improved facial balance. The procedure eliminates sagging skin, excess fat, and muscle bands that contribute to an aged appearance, resulting in a fresher, rejuvenated look. While the aging process may lead to subtle changes over time, the overall improvements from submentoplasty are enduring. Submentoplasty is suitable for individuals seeking to address signs of aging in the lower face and neck area. Ideal candidates are nonsmokers in good health who wish to improve their facial appearance by reducing fat deposits, tightening muscles, and eliminating sagging skin. This procedure helps individuals restore a youthful, harmonious facial profile.

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Why Choose The Buckingham Center?

At the Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, we're committed to providing exceptional care and ensuring our patients' satisfaction. Our dedication to excellence includes a 24/7 facial plastic surgeon on our team, over two decades of serving Austin, and our own accredited surgical facility. We take pride in being THE facial specialists in Austin, underpinned by a science-based approach. Our surgeons are experts in their field, focusing on services known to deliver outstanding results. Our team comprises highly skilled surgeons who invest in top-level training, guaranteeing the best and safest care for every patient. With a true passion for our work, our surgeons strive to ensure that you wake up every day feeling confident and excited about your aesthetic journey.

Submentoplasty FAQ

What is the cost of submentoplasty?

Where is submentoplasty performed?

Is submentoplasty painful?

When are the stitches removed?

Will there be visible scars?

What is the cost of submentoplasty?

The cost of submentoplasty can fluctuate depending on various factors, such as the inclusion of additional procedures. Our surgical team collaborates closely with each patient to offer cost-effective alternatives.

Where is submentoplasty performed?

Submentoplasty is performed as an outpatient surgery at the Buckingham Center office.

Is submentoplasty painful?

Submentoplasty is generally not a painful procedure during the surgery itself. Local anesthesia is used to numb the area, and some patients may also receive sedation for comfort. However, it's common to experience some discomfort or mild pain in the days following the procedure. This discomfort can typically be managed with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication as recommended by your surgeon.

When are the stitches removed?

Stitches or sutures in a submentoplasty procedure are typically removed within 5-7 days following the surgery. The exact timing may vary depending on the patient's individual healing process and the surgeon's recommendations.

Will there be visible scars?

Submentoplasty incisions are discreetly placed beneath the chin, ensuring no visible external scarring. Our surgeon takes great care to hide the incision within natural contours.

Schedule Your Consultation in Austin Today

Discover the transformative benefits of submentoplasty and regain a more youthful and harmonious facial appearance. Request a personalized consultation with our team at the Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Austin, Texas, today by calling 512-401-2500. We're dedicated to delivering a tailored experience that aligns with your unique aesthetic goals.

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