Many people may assume that chin liposuction cost would be lower than body liposuction cost. And while this can sometimes be true, it really depends.
Overall, your double chin liposuction cost is going to depend on the extent of your surgery, who your surgeon is, where you are undergoing surgery (at a hospital or a surgical facility), what part of the country you’re in, and many other factors. These factors all combine to create the estimated cost for your procedure.
The same goes for body liposuction. And yes, often times, body liposuction will end up costing more than double chin lipo, usually because the targeted areas are larger.
So, for example with liposuction 360, which is liposuction that is performed all the way around the midsection (on the front of the stomach, the flanks or sides, and the upper and lower back), the time spent in the operating room will be longer, the need for anesthesia will be greater, more technology will likely be required, etc. This usually translates into a higher overall cost for removing unwanted fat.
Again, prices vary. So, always book a consultation appointment with your prospective plastic surgeon so that you can discuss pricing and financing in person.
How Much Does Chin Liposuction Cost?
Calculating the cost of double chin removal surgery with liposuction depends on many factors as stated above. Asking the following questions can help orient you as to whether your double chin liposuction procedure will be on the higher or lower end cost-wise:
Who is your plastic surgeon and where do they practice?
When you attend your consultation appointment, you should receive a cost estimate for your chin and neck liposuction procedure. This estimate will be heavily influenced by your “surgeon’s fee” — or, how much your particular surgeon charges. Every surgeon’s fee will be different, and it is often influenced by their skill and experience in a particular area.
Likewise, the geographic location of your surgeon matters. Choosing a plastic surgeon in a small, more rural area often results in lower prices. On the other hand, large urban centers (where many of America’s top surgeons practice) often carry with them higher prices for surgery. The higher demand for these surgeons, combined with the higher costs of living, means more expensive plastic surgery.
Where will you undergo surgery?
Just as your surgeon charges his or her own fees for your care, the surgical facility or hospital where you have surgery will also charge for their services and care.
Any surgical location, including any hospital, has a host of bills they need to pay in order to operate. From utility bills and taxes to medical staff salaries, equipment costs, and more, all of these expenses add up and a fraction gets transferred to you when you undergo surgery. Costs increase when your surgery lasts a long time in the operating room, requires additional technology or staff, or necessitates a longer stay in a recovery room.
Are you having excess fat removed from anywhere else?
While in surgery, some patients may choose to undergo liposuction on other parts of their body as well. Whether this can be done depends on your surgeon and other factors. But if you do have additional liposuction procedures performed, this will increase the overall cost of your surgery.
Are you looking for any additional procedures such as skin tightening?
To a certain extent, if you have both loose neck skin and excess fat, some non-invasive skin tightening procedures can be performed alongside double chin surgery (chin lipo) to correct both issues at once. If you have too much loose skin on the chin and neck, however, a neck lift or another procedure may need to be added to or replace your submental liposuction procedure.
What type of anesthesia does your surgery require?
On the whole, general anesthesia tends to cost more than local anesthesia. But this isn’t the only anesthesia-related cost factor. Who your surgeon chooses as your anesthesiologist will also influence cost, as will how long you are in the operating room.
Longer surgeries for stubborn double chin fat require more time with sedation or anesthesia, which means more work and higher risks for your anesthesiologist. This can result in higher anesthesia fees.
Is under chin fat removal painful?
A under chin fat removal also know as chin liposuction is not painful because local anesthetic is typically used. In some cases, general anesthesia or twilight sedation may be used.
After surgery, patients usually have some soreness for the first one to two days, but this should dissipate quickly. Most of the time, over-the-counter pain medications are all that is needed to provide comfort.
Will insurance pay for my under chin liposuction cost?
Health insurance covers only plastic surgeries that are medically necessary. Rhinoplasty may be covered if it is performed to correct a breathing difficulty, for example. Or, in some cases, breast reduction is covered to correct chronic back pain.
However, for any type of cosmetic surgery that is performed only for aesthetic reasons, health insurance will not provide coverage. Because chin liposuction is primarily formed for cosmetic reasons, health insurance will not cover this procedure.
How much does chin liposuction cost near me?
You’ll need to set up a consultation appointment with your prospective board certified plastic surgeon before knowing exactly how much your procedure is going to cost. There is no one-size-fits-all cost for plastic surgery.
Will I have chin lipo scars?
Any surgery that requires incisions will result in scars. The good news is that chin liposuction scars are very small, each of which will typically be just a few millimeters long. After surgery, this usually turns into a very small dot, which will flatten out and fade with time. You can use silicone gels or silicone sheets to help reduce the appearance of your scars.
Book a Consultation With Dr. Ashley Steinberg
Female board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ashley Steinberg performs double chin liposuction for patients in the Houston area. To learn more about chin liposuction, look through chin lipo before and after photos, discuss cost, recovery and financing, and talk about your options, please contact us today and set up your appointment.