Neck and Chin Liposuction Sydney can help reduce a double chin and heavy neck

Submental liposuction is done just under the chin, where the neck and jaw meet to improve facial contour

Submental Liposuction or Neck and Chin lipo is a cosmetic procedure that helps to remove unwanted fat from underneath the chin. Excess fat under the chin is a common problem for among both men and women, and it can make you look older than you really are. Submental liposuction is an excellent way to reduce this fatty tissue and sculpt a slimmer, more contoured face and a defined jawline.

Dr Hunt is one of the best specialist plastic surgeon in the Sydney area, and he has an impeccable reputation when it comes to liposuction and other body procedures.

Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Maryam has recently joined Dr Hunt’s Edgecliff practice and performs chin lipo. She is one of the few dually qualified surgeons in Plastic Surgeon and Dentistry and her niche is lower face improvements.

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What is submental liposuction?

Submental liposuction, also known as neck liposuction or chin liposuction, is a plastic surgery procedure to remove fat from the neck and chin. The aim of chin or neck liposuction is to improve the appearance of the profile in these areas by removing excess fat.

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is used to remove fat cells. The fat underneath the chin can make a person appear heavier than they really are, giving them an older appearance, even when they are not overweight. No matter how much exercise you do or how balanced is your diet, sometimes you just can’t lose that stubborn fat under your chin. A double chin occurs when a layer of fat around the neck sags and creates a waddle or turkey neck, giving the appearance of a second chin. The skin in this area is usually loose and has poor elasticity. A double chin can be caused by weight fluctuations, ageing, genetics, or postural stress.

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Benefits of Chin Liposuction / Submental Lipo

The chin and neck are one of the first areas to show signs of ageing and sagging. Chin & neck liposuction removes excess fat from the chin and neck area. This procedure can be performed alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as a facelift. Here are some benefits of Chin and Neck Liposuction:

  • One of the most significant benefits of submental or chin liposuction is that this procedure can reduce the size of your double chin and improve the appearance of your profile. This procedure can be performed as a standalone surgical treatment or in combination with other procedures, such as rhinoplasty or facelift or chin advancement (genioplasty)
  • Another benefit of submental liposuction is that this procedure has few complications associated with it. In fact, submental liposuction has been shown to have a low rate of complication
  • Some patients are concerned that liposuction in the neck area will cause loose skin or a “turkey neck” look after the procedure. However, submental fat removal can actually result in tighter skin in this area and an improvement in your overall appearance and profile, if necessary
  • There are no large scars
  • It eliminates double chin, jowls and turkey neck
  • Enhances facial appearance
  • An alternative to fat dissolving chin injections
  • A more streamlined profile and strong jawline
  • A youthful appearance
  • When compared to other facial surgical procedures, chin liposuction has a shorter recovery time
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Are you suitable for Submental liposuction ?

Good candidates for submental liposuction include men and women who have unwanted fat underneath the chin that does not respond to diet or exercise. The best candidates realise that submental liposuction alone will not tighten any skin laxity that may be present in the area. Good candidates for submental liposuction also have reasonable expectations about what can be achieved with surgery.

Submental Liposuction is best suited to individuals who have excess fat under their chin, resulting in a weak chin profile. The procedure can be performed on patients of all ages but a good health condition is important to have a quick and uneventful recovery. You will also need to avoid smoking for weeks before and after surgery.

About Submental Liposuction Surgery

Submental liposuction is usually performed as a day surgery under general anaesthesia. Incisions are hidden in the natural creases of the skin. Fat cells are removed through these incisions with a cannula, leaving behind smoother contours of the chin and neck.

A Submental Liposuction surgical treatment takes around 30-45 minutes. Most patients can return to work and their normal activities within a week. However, strenuous activity is not recommended for at least 2 weeks after surgery.

Chin liposuction can be done alone or in conjunction with other facial plastic procedures such as a facelift, neck lift or rhinoplasty (nose surgery). Results are regarded as permanent if patients maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle.

The Surgical Procedure

The most common technique right now is the tumescent technique which is a fluid mix of saline (salt water) and added medications to minimise bleeding and offer pain relief after the procedure. During this procedure, your surgeon makes very small incisions and an amount of Klein’s solution is introduced into the submental fat. Klein’s solution is a solution with saline. The saline balloons the fat tissue, while the other components decrease bleeding and induce local anaesthesia.

The fat is then sucked out through the microcannulas, which are only a few mm in diameter. This is a process lasting up to 1 hour. The wounds of the cannula are closed at the conclusion of the procedure. A small amount of fluid is left back in the tissue and this residual fluid provides analgesia in the immediate postoperative period.

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Chin and Neck Liposuction Recovery

After liposuction of the chin and neck area, you will return home with instructions on how to care for your surgical sites. You will have some swelling and bruising for about one week after surgery. Some pain is normal for about two weeks after surgery, but your surgeon will prescribe medication to help relieve this discomfort. After about 10 days, you should be able to resume your daily activities with minimal restrictions. It may take up to one to three months for your final results to appear as swelling subsides and excess fluid drains from your body.

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Chin Liposuction Cost Sydney - How much does chin liposuction cost in Sydney NSW? Prices & Fees

The cost of Chin Liposuction varies for each patient depending on the complexity of the procedure. Your total cost will include surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist fee, hospital fees and surgical aftercare & support.

During your liposuction consultation, Your surgeon will review your medical history, perform a comprehensive assessment of your areas of concern, discuss risks and provide you with an accurate cost for your lipo surgery procedure.

Since liposuction is a cosmetic procedure, it won’t attract a Medicare rebate. If you believe that the procedure is medically necessary (e.g. Pseudo lipodema), you can contact Medicare to find out more about a rebate.

You can also learn more about a Sydney Chin Liposuction Payment Plan or find out about the costs for liposuction surgery on our Surgical Costs page or by contacting the clinic.

Is Chin Liposuction Worth It?

According to RealSelf Worth It Ratings, 92% of patients getting the chin lipo procedure consider it was worth it.

Chin Lipo is a straightforward procedure that has a lot to offer. Recovery is not too demanding, and the results can many times be spectacular.

Take the next step today

With over 20 years of experience doing liposuction surgery as a specialist plastic surgeon, Dr Jeremy Hunt has built a reputation in Sydney for his ability to get the best results using the most innovative surgical techniques. Join the thousands of happy past patients today by booking a consultation with Dr Hunt at your earliest convenience.

Dr. Jeremy Hunt prides himself on providing some of the best Liposuction Sydney has to offer.

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Chin Liposuction FAQs

Does chin lipo include the neck?


Yes. The term chin lipo often includes the face and neck area. The more accurate term is submental lipo. Some patients might need a combination of chin and neck lipo to achieve their desired results.

Can you get chin lipo twice?


It’s possible to get chin or neck lipo twice. The first time around, we will remove as much fat as we can in order to achieve your desired result. If you have more fat than expected, then we may recommend getting another session if that’s what you want to do.

Should I get chin liposuction or a neck lift?


If you have loose skin, you will need to have the neck lifted. Liposuction can help improve the contour of your neck, but it will not change the quality of your skin.

Will I be asleep during a chin lipo?


This procedure is usually done with the patient under general anaesthesia, so you won’t feel any pain during the intervention.

What are the potential risks and complications of chin lipo?


There are risks associated with all surgical  procedures. However, most problems are minor and temporary. Submental liposuction is a very safe procedure, but as with any cosmetic surgery, there are risks. Among these, we can mention:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding (hematoma)
  • Tissue injury
  • Possibility of clots in the veins (deep vein thrombosis, DVT) and lungs (pulmonary embolism, PE)
  • Fat embolism – blockage of blood vessels by loosened fat cells from the operation site
  • Damage to facial nerves results in temporary or occasionally permanent weakness of facial muscles. The nerves can be injured during surgery, or they may be irritated by swelling after surgery


About Dr Jeremy Hunt

Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. He is widely regarded as a top plastic surgeon in Australia. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.


Dr Maryam Seyedabadi

Dr Maryam Seyedabadi has recently joined Dr Hunt’s practice in Edgecliff and is now available for consultations on a range of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery for breast, body and face.

She is just one of the very few dually qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeons, completing both medical and dental degrees. This gives her an excellent skillset and ability for face surgery, orthognathic & jaw surgery.

As a Sydney Female Plastic Surgeon, Dr Maryam offers surgery by women for women. She is supported in clinic & theatre by a completely female surgical team for those who prefer being operated on in a women-only or more female-friendly private hospital environment.