With New Year’s resolutions rife at this time of year, many people who come to us here at the Aesthetic Skin Clinic are looking into various fat reduction treatments to help them start their journey to a happier body image. After the over-indulgence during the festive period, it’s understandable that we start feeling bloated and start to think more about how our bodies look.
Now that the festive season is behind us, many people start looking at getting their bodies ready for summer. When the sun finally decides to come out and the summer holiday season begins, it’s important that people are comfortable with wearing less and feeling good about how their bodies look and feel.
The underside of the chin is a problem area for many people. Some experience an area of excess fat, which is also referred to as a double chin or an undefined jawline and it can be very distressing for those people who are extremely conscious about how they look.
This excess fat build up causes the skin in this area to become saggy and thin, and the weight of the fat can cause the area to sag even more. The cause of this condition can be a variety of things; from hormonal imbalances and changes, to weight gain and ageing – it can even be an unwanted side effect of some medications.
Our chin liposuction treatment targets this fat build up under the chin quickly and effectively. Many people don’t realise that liposuction can be used for smaller areas on the body, but our treatment targets stubborn fat and eliminates it straight away, without compromising the surrounding tissue, meaning that it is safe to use on the face area.
Swelling from the procedure should start to subside after 3-4 days after your treatment, which takes up to two hours to complete.
If the area of stubborn fat isn’t on your face, we’re also able to provide a safe, reliable liposuction treatment which removes fat from the source, no matter where it is on your body.
With such a targeted approach, our liposuction treatment can rid our clients of unsightly, stubborn fat build up on the abdomen, inner and outer thighs, knees, hips and flanks – almost anywhere on the body!
It is important to remember, though, that liposuction is not a quick fix or a solution for people who are obese. It targets fat which is hard to lose through exercise and dieting, and it is also not a solution for treating cellulite.
The procedure takes around 2-3 hours to complete, and you will be required to wear pressure garments on the area for 3 weeks following the procedure to ensure that you are healing properly. Any sutures will be removed after 10 days and any bruising should subside after 3-4 days.
Although not necessarily a fat reduction treatment, we often see clients opt for a tummy tuck surgery following drastic weight loss, or even following bariatric surgery due to the loose skin and fat that can be left behind.
The results of this treatment are instantaneous, and can drastically improve the look and feel of the abdominal area.
Due to the nature of this surgery, the procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and will require an overnight stay with us. The treatment itself only takes around 2 hours to complete, and drains should be left in for around 4-5 days, with a pressure garment requiring to be worn for up to three weeks.
Any physical exertion should be kept to an absolute minimum until around six weeks following your surgery.
We understand that making the decision to undergo fat reduction surgery is a very personal one, and we ensure that you are given the most appropriate treatment possible with regards to what you want to achieve. All chin and body liposuction will be conducted using Vaser liposuction, which is a minimally invasive procedure with instant results.
If you would like to have a chat with one of our experienced team members about the possibility of undergoing a fat reduction treatment here at the Aesthetic Skin Clinic,or you want your mind to be put at ease, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today – we’ll be happy to help!