My double chin is bothering me...

George, 53, Medic, Leicester

I’m 53 and despite the fact that I’m pretty slim, I have a double chin and I’m self-conscious because of it.


SmartLipo is different from traditional liposuction, it uses laser energy to liquefy fat before suctioning it out of the body with a cannula. This technique makes fat removal easier and the procedure less invasive, which shortens the duration of the recovery. Due to the fact that the face and the neck have a thin fat layer, the liposuction cannula is not systematically used. In that particular case, the liquefied fat is naturally absorbed and eliminated by the body.


The SmartLipo procedure is not meant to help weight loss, it aims at removing resilient fat that won’t go away despite exercise and diets. SmartLipo patients must be in good health not severely overweight. Candidates to SmartLipo typically want to get rid of stubborn fat in delicate areas such as the chin, the jawline and the neck, other problematic areas such as the love handles, the male breasts (gynecomastia), the stomach, the thighs and the arms can also effectively be treated.


Surgical technique

Laser liposuction is carried out as an outpatient procedure. During the surgery, a cannula containing a laser fiber is inserted through micro-incisions (1 to 2 mm) in the fat deposit. The cannula is handled in a back and forth motion to heat up the fat cells and break them down, the liquefied fat is then suctioned out with a cannula. The laser coagulates blood vessels in it’s path, which reduces bleeding, bruising and speeds up the recovery. The heat and tissue coagulation tightens the skin (by encouraging collagen and elastin production in the treatment area).


Laser liposuction is an outpatient procedure, but the surgeon can recommend an overnight stay at the clinic.


SmartLipo can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation.


The procedure is less invasive than a traditional liposuction, the recovery is therefore easier and shorter. Light Bruising and swelling are to be expected, but SmartLipo patients can be discharged the day of the procedure and are free to resume their usual activities after only two days as long as it doesn’t involve intense exercise which will have to wait a week or two.


We usually schedule a 5 nights / 6 days stay for our SmartLipo patients.


Postoperative care is provided at your hotel room and your surgeon will check up you before your departure.


Ask for a free personal quotation of your SmartLipo in Tunisia on the contact page of our website.


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