Submental Liposculpture

What is Submental liposculpture?

Submental liposculpture is a procedure to remove a small fat pad underneath your chin. It’s not for patients who are morbidly obese but are of a healthy weight range and still have problem areas that they just can’t shift.

Dr Mooney will first begin the consultation process by assessing your full medical history.
This is followed by a cosmetic assessment, taking into consideration your other features, nationality, gender. age and previous treatments the patient may have undergone. 2D high resolution images are used to plan a new jawline for you.

Removing the fat pocket can give a remarkably refined appearance to the chin and jawline, as well as beautifying, it is a great anti-aging procedure.

BEFORE & AFTER

Post images are taken between 3 to 12 months
after procedure. Individual patient results may
vary, these pictures do not in any way guarantee
a specific outcome. View DISCLAIMER

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The Procedure

Submental liposculpture is performed in Dr William Mooney’s clinic or in a hospital setting as a standalone procedure or as a part of other surgical procedures.
Dr Mooney will begin the procedure by infusing adrenalin and local anaesthetic to decrease bruising and bleeding during the procedure. Usually, one entry port underneath the chin, 2mm across is sufficient for access. Sometimes, ports may be required behind each ear for an extensive reduction.

The fat is broken down and sucked out until we have achieved a pleasing contour.
The procedure can take about one hour and can cause minor bruising and swelling, this resolves in a couple of days.

Submental liposculpture should only performed by a dedicated surgeon because the neck is a super highway of structure that need to be avoided during this procedure.

Please contact our Patient Coordinator through our Online Inquiry Form or call 02 8897 0079 to book a consultation today.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Frequently asked questions

Expect to spend about 45 minutes to an hour with Dr William Mooney for a thorough liposculpture consultation.

You will first be greeted by Dr Mooney’s receptionists, they will ask you to fill in a form with basic details.
One of Dr Mooney’s trained nurses will begin by taking high resolution images for subsequent digital images.
This is followed by a formal consultation with Dr William Mooney.
He will assess your full medical history and a medical examination is performed.
We then move onto a cosmetic assessment, using our digital photography.
We use real time high resolution imagery and not in isolation examine other features, nationality, gender, age and previous treatments the patient may have undergone. Dr Mooney will use real time, high resolution imagery in 2D to plan a new jawline for you.
Submental liposculpture is not designed for overweight or obese patients, it is for those who have small areas of fatty deposits that are hard to remove; muffin tops, bingo wings, chubby knees and in this case, submental fat (double chin).
Removing the fat pocket can give a remarkably refine appearance to the chin and jawline, as well as beautifying, it is a great anti-aging tool.
Dr William Mooney will then discuss operative planning, risks and complications.
We always have at least two consultations before surgery. This cooling off period is essential as this is such an important life decision. It is a healthcare stipulation for young patients but we apply to all patients.
At our subsequent consult, we discuss the finer details of the pre-operative treatment; what to wear, eat, think and do as your operation approaches.
You will also revisit the digitally modified images and don’t move forward until the patient and doctor are fully appraised and happy with the plan.

Submental liposculpture is not designed for overweight or obese patients, it is for those who have small areas of fatty deposits that are hard to remove; muffin tops, bingo wings, chubby knees and in this case, submental fat (double chin).

Following your first liposculpture consultation, the wait period is between two to six weeks.

Submental liposculpture can take up to one hour.

Submental liposculpture is performed in Dr Mooney’s clinic or in a hospital setting as a standalone procedure or as a part of other cosmetic procedures.
Dr Mooney will infuse the area with adrenaline and local anaesthetic to decrease bruising and bleeding during the procedure.
Usually, one entry port underneath the chin, 2mm across is sufficient for access. Sometimes, we port behind each ear for an extensive reduction.
The fat is broken down and simply sucked out until a pleasing contour is achieved.
Submental liposculpture should only be performed by a dedicated facial plastic surgeon because the neck is a super highway of structures that need to be avoided during this procedure.

No, the patient should not experience any pain during the procedure, Dr Mooney will use an appropriate anaesthetic.

Yes, submental liposculpture causes minor bruising and swelling, this resolves in a couple of days.

Seven to 10 days off work is sufficient.

Submental liposculpture is performed in Dr Mooney’s clinic or in a hospital setting as a standalone procedure or as a part of other cosmetic procedures.
Submental liposculpture should only be performed by a dedicated surgeon because the neck is a super highway of structures that need to be avoided during this procedure.

Patients are not required to stay overnight. Patients can return immediately home following the procedure.

Dr Mooney and the pre-operative nurse will go through all of your operative planning a couple of weeks before liposculpture.
Some food stuffs such as chilli, garlic and galangal do increase prolonged bruising.

Dr Mooney first performed the procedure in 2006.

It is not a difficult recovery and pain is not a major feature.
The dressing is removed one week following the procedure.
A head garment must be worn for one week both day and night and for a further three weeks at night.
Complications are few; pain, bleeding and minor nerve damage is possible, although we have not seen this in our clinic. Minor irregularities can be dealt with in the recovery period and of course, if patients return to an unhealthy diet the fat may return.

It is not a difficult or painful recovery. Patients will have taping under the chin, a head garment and 10 days to two weeks down time. A head garment must be worn for one week both day and night and for a further three weeks at night.
The dressing is removed one week following the procedure.

The patient will have a bandage around the chin and head.
There will be some swelling and bruising. Patients are asked to pack a “Grace Kelly” type scarf to exit the clinic following their procedure.

Patients are not to drive following any surgical procedure.

Prior to your surgery, you may be advised to stop and start certain supplements and medication.
Dr Mooney and the pre-operative nurse will go through all of your operative planning a couple of weeks before surgery.

Submental liposculpture enjoys low side effects and complication profile.
All procedures have a risk of complication; pain, bleeding and infection.
Minor irregularities can be dealt within the recovery period and of course, if patients return to an unhealthy diet the fat may return.
Submental liposculpture should only be performed by a dedicated surgeon because the neck is a super highway of structures that need to be avoided during this procedure.
Dr William Mooney always discusses operative planning, risks and complications.

A puncture port under the curve of the chin about 2mm across may be visible.
Of course, if there is any scarring that patients find problematic, this can be dealt with by the Face Plus Medispa team using a variety needling and laser techniques.

Typically, Dr Mooney will ask our interstate liposculpture patients to stay in Sydney for 10 days.

Typically, Dr Mooney will ask international patients liposculpture to stay in Sydney for two weeks.

A submental liposculpture is typically a purely cosmetic procedure and cannot be claimed via Medicare or private health fund.

Patients have a good idea of the results after 10 days but the final results can take up to four to six weeks.

Patients can return to light exercise and cardio after two weeks and normal exercise at four weeks.

Results are permanent but if patients return to an unhealthy diet the fat may return.

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Bondi Junction
Suite 1902, Level 19
Westfield Tower 2, 101 Grafton St
Bondi Junction,NSW2022
Ph: (02) 9389 4497
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Bankstown
1/21 Kitchener Pde
Bankstown
NSW 2200
Ph: (02) 9796 7007
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CONTACT

Bondi Junction
Suite 1902, Level 19
Westfield Tower 2, 101 Grafton St
Bondi Junction,NSW2022
Ph: (02) 9389 4497
See map
Bankstown
1/21 Kitchener Pde
Bankstown
NSW 2200
Ph: (02) 9796 7007
See map

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