Chin Liposuction Sydney

Submental Liposuction and Double Chin Removal Surgery in Newcastle & Sydney NSW by Dr Turner

Chin liposuction is a type of cosmetic surgery to reduce a double chin and contour the neck and lower jaw. It’s a straightforward procedure that requires minimal downtime.

A heavy chin or double chin is a common problem in men and women of all ages. Fat under the Chin and neck can sometimes be resistant to diet, weight loss and physical exercises. If a double chin persists it can obscure your neck contour making your chin look fat.

Chin liposuction is considered by many as the best surgery to get rid of a double chin and improve the contour of the neck. Dr Turner prefers chin lipo to fat dissolving chin injections like Belkyra.

In some patients, however, it needs to be combined with a neck lift for the best results. Chin liposuction can help get rid of heavy jowls, a double chin, and neck fat. It can help contour your jawline and neck and emphasise their outline.

Dr Scott Turner is one of the top plastic surgeons in Sydney and Newcastle who routinely performs submental liposuction (chin lipo). He uses a unique technique to get rid of stubborn chin fat and outline your jaw and neck.

PLEASE NOTE – Dr Turner performs only small volume Liposuction – often combined with surgery for contouring purposes. He does NOT perform large volume lipo or megaliposuction or lipo for patients with BMI > 30.

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What is Chin Liposuction?

Chin liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes double chin and contours the neck and jawline. It is one of the most popular neck rejuvenation procedures. It targets the persistent fat under the neck skin, which is “sucked” out using a liposuction cannula. The results are a more defined jawline, chin, and neck.

Chin liposuction has other names including:

  • Submental liposuction
  • Chin lipo
  • Neck liposuction
  • Double chin surgery
  • Double chin removal
  • Double chin correction
  • Double chin reduction

If you have a lot of chin fat and lax skin, submental liposuction can be combined with a neck lift. However, in patients with good skin elasticity, the skin can naturally tighten after liposuction without needing a lift.

Chin fat removal canbe performed under local or general anaesthesia. It requires minimal downtime and causes minimal post-op symptoms.

Who Needs Chin Liposuction?

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You might want to get your chin fat removed but, sometimes, submental lipo might not be the best option for you. In general, you should consider getting liposuction for chin fat if:

  • You have double or triple chin
  • You have jowls obscuring your jawline
  • You have chin and neck fat fading your neckline
  • You are not overweight – in overweight patients, fat accumulates under the neck muscles (called “subplatysmal fat”). This layer of fat is not accessible by liposuction
  • You have good skin elasticity – Chin lipo alone might not deliver satisfactory outcomes in people with overstretched lax neck skin. If the fat is removed, the skin does not bounce back and remains droopy. A neck lift with liposuction can, however, lead to excellent results.
  • You are in a good health condition
  • You have a fairly stable weight

The main thing you need to consider when getting neck fat removal by lipo is your skin quality. If you have a large double chin with loose skin, then the skin might not retract on the new contours. A neck lift procedure should, and often is, combined to contour your chin and neck.

Benefits of Chin Liposuction

The decision to get double chin correction surgery is not an easy one. However, it comes with several advantages and benefits, such as:

  • It has minimal side effects and recovery symptoms
  • It requires minimal downtime – usually 1-2 days of home rest
  • It’s a quick procedure (15-20 minutes)
  • Double chin reduction
  • can help contour your jawline
  • can get rid of bulky jowls
  • can help remove chin and neck fat
  • Defines your neck and chin contour, creating a sharper angle between them
  • Brings out your chin profile

Additionally, double chin removal surgery can be beneficial for your overall self-esteem and positive body image. It can help you look the way you want to look, without having to invest too much time and effort.

How is Chin Liposuction Performed?

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Chin fat liposuction is usually done with the help of local or general anaesthesia. This means that you can be awake during the operation, however, you won’t feel any pain. The procedure is fairly short and usually takes 15-20 minutes to perform.

Dr Turner uses the MicroAire® Liposuction device, which utilises cutting-edge technology to effectively remove fat while reducing bruising, swelling, and operation time.

Here are the usual steps of chin lipo:

  • First, the local anaesthetic is injected using a needle into multiple areas of the skin and neck
  • Once the skin numbs, Dr Turner will create a small incision under your chin (submental incision)
  • Additional incisions on the sides of the chin might be done
  • The liposuction catheter is then advanced through the incision. The catheter resembles a thin hollow rod
  • Dr Turner will move the catheter in different directions under the chin and neck skin to suck out the fat
  • Once enough fat is removed from the chin and neck area, the catheter is pulled out
  • The tiny skin incisions are then closed using 1 or 2 thin sutures

You can go home after chin liposuction. Keep in mind, however, that you will not be allowed to drive on the same day after your surgery. You should arrange for someone to pick you up.

Can Chin Liposuction Be Combined with Other Procedures?

Yes. Double chin reduction is often combined with other procedures to improve the results: 

  • Neck Lift: A neck lift is essential for patients who don’t have good skin elasticity (their skin is too lax). In such patients, the chin and neck skin will not retract after liposuction. An additional procedure – neck lift – is needed to tighten the neck and remove any extra loose skin.
  • Submentoplasty:  A less invasive type of neck lift is another option if you don’t have too much loose skin
  • Chin implants: Sometimes, chin implants can help give your chin and neck a better outline that is more proportionate to the rest of your facial features

Recovery after Chin Liposuction

Overall, recovery after chin liposuction is regarded as tolerable. This is one of the top advantages of this procedure. You can usually go home directly after double chin surgery- no need to stay overnight at the hospital.

You will have to take 1-3 days off work and rest at home. During this time, you should allow your body to heal. During the first week of recovery after submental lipo, you should avoid strenuous activities. Walking, however, is encouraged. You should also wear a chin compression strap for 5-7 days to reduce swelling.

You will notice swelling, bruising, and minimal pain in the chin, jaw, and neck area. These will gradually start decreasing 5-7 days after chin fat removal.

The results of chin liposuction are apparent immediately after the surgery. Nevertheless, the full results take several months to settle in. During this time, your skin will retract and any residual swelling will be absorbed, leaving you with a well-defined chin, neck, and jaw. 

Risks and Potential Complications of Chin Lipo

As with other surgeries, liposuction of chin fat comes with some risks. Nevertheless, the risk of complications with this procedure is very minimal. Some of the rare complications include:

  • Wound infection
  • Bleeding
  • Seroma (fluid collection in the wound)
  • Haematoma (blood collection in the wound)
  • Fat embolism (an extremely rare complication in which fat debris get into the blood circulation)
  • Skin numbness (due to nerve injury)
  • Unsatisfactory results (e.g. asymmetry, bulkiness, loose skin)
  • Excessive scarring (usually genetic)

Although these complications are rare, you can avoid them better by choosing an experienced plastic surgeon for your chin liposuction.

Chin Liposuction Sydney Cost & Prices – How much is a Chin Liposuction in Sydney?


Determining the price of chin lipo is not that simple. A lot goes into calculating the cost for this procedure. Costs differ depending on what you want done and how you want it done. The type of anaesthesia, additional procedures (e.g. neck lift), and location where you get your surgery all play a role.

Dr Turner will give you an estimate of double chin correction costs when you come in for your consultation. Most patients find that chin liposuction is an affordable option to get rid of double chin. We also provide several financing options that might help you go through with your decision.

For an estimate of your own Facelift price in Sydney or Newcastle please phone 1300 641199 –  contact Dr Turner’s team or download the Price Guide on the Pricing page.

Funding Your Chin Liposuction

Medicare and insurance in Australia do not cover chin liposuction. It is considered a purely cosmetic procedure and hence is not eligible for a rebate.

Find out more info about Chin Lipo Payment Plan and medical finance.

Is Chin Liposuction worth it?

Yes! Up to 92% of Realself patients say that chin lipo is worth the time, effort, and money they invest into it.

Submental liposuction is not a demanding surgery. It is quick, painless, and requires minimal recovery time. Yet, it leads to dramatic improvements in the chin and neck appearance. Alone, it can define your chin, neck, and jaw and give them a sharper contour.

Patients who are not completely satisfied with chin liposuction usually say that it’s because of the loose skin. Nevertheless, if you have good skin quality, then this should not be a problem. Your skin will retract and become firm within a few months.

Chin Liposuction FAQs

Are chin liposuction results long lasting?

In a sense, yes. Chin liposuction removes the fat cells from the chin and neck area. They do not recur unless you gain a lot of weight. Ageing too can make the chin puff due to tissue proliferation in this region. So, even though a chin lipo is very durable, you might need revision surgery after many years.

Can fat return after chin lipo?

No. Fat does not return after chin liposuction if you maintain a stable weight. The removed fat cells are gone forever. Nevertheless, ageing can cause other tissue components to puff up as you age. In such cases, a neck lift or another revision procedure might be needed.

Which is better, chin liposuction or Fat Dissolving injections?

Kybella/Belkyra is an excellent technology to destroy fat cells in the chin area. However, Dr Turner believes liposuction provides more dramatic and more durable results. On the other hand, Double Chin Injections might be a cheaper and non-surgical alternative for chin lipo for some.

Does chin lipo leave scars?

No. The scars of chin liposuction are usually not noticeable. Liposuction wounds are tiny. So, as the wounds heal, they fade and become almost invisible. In some rare cases, abnormal healing might lead to visible scarring after double chin correction.

Does chin lipo tighten skin?

Chin liposuction itself does not tighten the skin. It only removes the fat under it. Nevertheless, if you have good skin elasticity, the skin will naturally tighten slightly over a few months. If you, however, have decreased skin elasticity, then an additional neck lift might need to be combined with your double chin reduction to reduce excess skin.

Can you shower after chin lipo?

Yes. You can shower the next day after your chin liposuction. Make sure to use a soft towel to gently dry your wounds after showering.

Can I get lipo on my double chin?

Yes. Chin liposuction is considered the best and most effective way to get rid of double chin. It is a simple procedure with very durable results. The chin fat is permanently “sucked” and removed from around your chin.

Does chin lipo include cheeks?

Not entirely. Chin liposuction targets the lower face, chin, jaw, and upper neck areas. It can, however, help get rid of the fat that can cause jowls to appear.

Can I drive after chin liposuction?

No. Intravenous sedation is usually given during chin lipo. So, you might be drowsy after the procedure and will not be allowed to drive a car home. You should arrange for someone reliable to pick you up after the surgery.

What can I eat after chin liposuction?

There are no dietary restrictions after chin lipo. You are free to eat whatever you want to eat.

Will double chin go away with weight loss?

Many factors, like genetics, play a role. Sometimes, the fat stores in the chin are just too stubborn and do not go away with weight loss. In such cases, the best way to remove chin fat is through liposuction.

Why do I have a double chin when I'm skinny?

This is usually related to your genetics. Some people tend to store fat in specific areas of the body. That’s the neck and chin region in your case. Chin lipo can permanently remove the fat stores in this region and get rid of double chin.

Your Chin Liposuction Consultation with Dr Turner

If you’re considering a chin liposuction procedure, the very first step will be to meet with Dr Turner for a personal one on one consultation at one of his Sydney or Newcastle clinics. For many patients, we understand that this is a major decision, so we want to make the entire process as comfortable as possible. We’re here to explain each procedure in detail, so that you’re confident with your final decision.

To begin, Dr Turner will help you determine what procedure would be best, based on a number of key factors. Of course, every patient is unique, not only in terms of their skin and facial structure but also their wants and needs. Dr Turner will guide you, discussing the options available from non-surgical to surgical techniques to improve your facial appearance so that you can achieve the results you desire.

Dr Turner and his team will

  • Review different procedure options with you
  • Discuss all potential risks involved with the procedure
  • Outline how the surgery is performed
  • Provide an explanation of what you can expect before, during, and after the procedure
  • Provide detailed cost and payment information
  • Take photos and perform an examination
  • Answer all your questions

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About Dr Scott Turner FRACS (Plas) – Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Scott Turner - Top Plastic Surgeon Sydney and Best plastic surgeon Newcastle

Dr Scott J Turner has spent a lifetime acquiring the qualifications, education, training, and hands-on surgical experience to perform superior cosmetic plastic surgery to give you natural, beautiful results and the improved sense of well-being you want. He is one of the top Specialist Plastic Surgeons with a Breast and Body Surgery focus in New South Wales.

Achieving this personal goal requires not only in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and refined surgical techniques but an ongoing commitment to learning the latest procedures around the world. This is why Dr Turner regularly attends both local and international surgeon meetings – discussing these advances with the leaders around the world in order to offer you the most natural, effective and safest surgical procedures. He is a committed board member of ASAPS – Australia Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

Dr Turner and his highly trained staff will do everything to ensure that you are fully informed, while providing exceptional, world-class cosmetic plastic surgery, in a personal and caring environment.

Next Steps

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Do you need a Medical Referral to see Dr Turner?

  • A medical referral is helpful but NOT essential for purely cosmetic consultations.
  • Please obtain a referral from your GP or Specialist if you want a consultation for an MBS item number surgery.
  • Please note that your Medicare Rebates will NOT be claimable without a valid recent Medical Referral

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Dr Scott
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly examine all the documents provided

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How to Book Your Consultation with Dr Turner

  • You can book your initial consultation with Dr Turner by paying the $350 cosmetic consultation fee in advance – when you make your appointment


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