Dr. Shawn Birchenough is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast surgery and aesthetics. Dr. Katherine Birchenough is only the fourth physician in South Carolina to be board-certified in functional medicine, and she is certified in peptide therapy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, emergency medicine, and pediatrics. At OptimalSelf MD, we offer submental liposuction for men and women in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the surrounding communities in South Carolina.
What is Submental Liposuction?
Submental liposuction is designed to sculpt the chin and neck area by getting rid of excess fat that may be contributing to a double chin. During the procedure, fat is removed from the chin area to produce a slimmer, more youthful contour. It is a simple and straightforward procedure with minimal downtime and offers an excellent outcome.
How Much Does Submental Liposuction Cost?
At OptimalSelf MD, we understand that you want to feel good about yourself, yet cost may be a primary consideration. We recommend that you schedule a consultation as a first step. As part of the consultation, we explain the price of your submental liposuction, and payment can be made by cash, check, and credit card. We also work with CareCredit® and Alphaeon® to offer our patients financing options.
Who is a Good Candidate for Submental Liposuction?
You may be a good candidate for submental liposuction if you are a healthy adult with unwanted fat on your chin, jaw and/or upper neck area. During your consultation, Dr. Shawn will discuss any medical conditions that may affect your candidacy and determine whether the procedure is right for you.
What Can I Expect During Submental Liposuction?
Dr. Shawn carefully sculpts the chin and jaw area, eliminating all unwanted fat. He then places dressings and fits the patient with a compression garment to help support the new contours. During the first week of recovery, patients should wear the compression garment at all times. The procedure takes about an hour. Sometimes in patients over 40, Dr. Shawn will also recommend and perform a neck lift to tighten and better contour the neck and chin areas.
How Long Will It Take Me to Recover from Submental Liposuction?
Patients will typically need to take about 5-7 days off work before they are cleared to return. Most activities can be resumed within a few days, except for bending, lifting exercising and any other strenuous activity, which you may need to put on hold for several weeks. Patients can expect some bruising and swelling, which will subside as the incisions heal. Sleeping with your head elevated during your recovery will help reduce swelling.
Can I Schedule a Consultation for Submental Liposuction?
We encourage you to schedule either a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation with Dr. Shawn or an in-office consultation for a fee. During your consultation, Dr. Shawn will examine your areas of concern and help you decide if submental liposuction is right for you, or if the skin needs to be addressed separately with a different type of procedure.
OptimalSelf MD is the first center in South Carolina to offer plastic surgery, aesthetics, and wellness for men and women in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the nearby areas of South Carolina. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your submental liposuction options.