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Bel Air, MD 21014

Unwanted volume can accumulate underneath the chin for a number of reasons, including the natural aging process, congenital factors and more.

When this occurs, the excess fat tends to be unresponsive to diet and exercise, which means cosmetic procedures are usually the best way to address it, like gentle submental liposuction with Dr. Birely.

What is submental liposuction?

Also known as neck liposuction, submental liposuction is a safe, straightforward procedure that’s designed to treat fatty tissue along the:

  • Chin
  • Jowls
  • Neck
  • Jawline

The procedure is performed using tiny cannulas to carefully reduce unwanted volume without harming the surface of the skin. When done correctly, it not only addresses excess fat beneath the chin, but it also sculpts a more attractive and defined neck and jawline – improving your facial appearance as a whole.

Although submental liposuction can be performed on its own if you exclusively want to target heaviness underneath the chin, it’s more often done in conjunction with other procedures. For example, many of our patients in also require a simultaneous neck lift or facelift to address wrinkles, sagging skin and other signs of aging that liposuction alone cannot effectively target.

Is submental liposuction right for you?

If you suffer from heavy jowls and stubborn fatty deposits beneath the chin, submental liposuction with Dr. Birely may be able to help you restore a contoured and balanced look. To be considered an ideal candidate for this procedure, you should possess good skin tone and elasticity, so that the tissue can rebound once the underlying fat is reduced. In addition, it’s important that you are a non-smoker and in good general health, as these factors will affect your healing process and the results you’re able to achieve. During your initial consultation, Dr. Birely will review all of these details with you, as well as evaluate your bone structure, skin quality, anatomy and unwanted fatty tissue as a whole, to help you determine if submental liposuction is in your best interest.

What to expect during your procedure

To begin your procedure, Dr. Birely will create a tiny incision, either just beneath the chin or behind the ears. Through those openings, he will insert a thin tube, also known as a cannula, which he will move back and forth to break up and reduce your unwanted fat cells. Because the neck doesn’t possess much fat to begin with, Dr. Birely will take an extremely conservative surgical approach, removing precise amounts of volume to achieve a dramatically improved result. Throughout this process, he will also contour the area, sculpting a smooth and slender jawline that enhances your natural beauty.

Your recovery

Our patients in Bel Air, MD and around the globe can look forward to a fairly easy recovery period after submental liposuction with Dr. Birely. For the first few days, some swelling and bruising is to be expected, though it should be minimal. During this time, you’ll be instructed to rest to promote an optimal healing process and wear a specialized compression garment to encourage your skin to adapt to your new neck contours. Within several days, you should be able to return to work, though Dr. Birely will provide you with personalized guidance regarding your recovery during your post-operative appointments.

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Dr. Birely routinely provides among the most refined plastic surgery Maryland residents could hope to find. We invite you to schedule a consultation at our office today, and discover how he can help you achieve your unique cosmetic goals.

We are open and seeing patients!

In order to make the process as effective and safe as possible, we will be instituting several new measures:

  • Staff members will be wearing masks and the appropriate PPE during your visit. We also request that you wear a mask or face covering when coming to the office.
  • In order to minimize patient to patient interaction, we are asking you to call us from your car upon arrival to the parking lot.
  • Upon arrival and upon leaving the office, you will be asked to use hand sanitizer. This will be available at the front counter.
  • We will be scheduling patients with 15-minute gaps between appointments in order to disinfect rooms and to avoid patient to patient contact in the reception area.
  • If you are suffering from any upper respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms (cough, sneezing, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting, etc), or if you have had recent contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive, please stay home and reschedule your appointment.
  • We ask that you refrain from bringing children or friends along with you to your appointment.
  • If you do not have an appointment and need to make a purchase or an appointment in person, please call our office at 410-828-9570 first so we can better assist you.

As medical professionals, we are taking this virus very seriously and will be following all infection control procedures as issued by the CDC and the Maryland Occupation Safety and Health Association.

These are interesting times we are living in and we appreciate your cooperation with the above measures.

Thank You and Stay Well,

Dr. Birely and Staff

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