Cleveland Submental Liposuction | Double Chin Surgery | Facial Plastic Surgeons

When to consider a liposuction for a double chin with Cleveland Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Dian Ponsky


Genetics and cycles of weight gain and loss can leave deposits of stubborn fat that diet and exercise may not reduce. A double chin is one of the most common stubborn areas. Submental liposuction can improve the contour of the jawline and area beneath the chin, removing your double chin. For excess skin of the neck in addition to fullness, a neck lift may be recommended  for a more defined look.

Submental liposuction is a precise procedure that reduces excess fat from beneath the chin and upper neck. Performed by Cleveland facial plastic surgeon Dr. Diana Ponsky, the results can make a dramatic improvement, with the face appearing both younger and slimmer.

How It Helps

Submental liposuction resculpts the facial profile, affecting the entire face from the front and side views. A slimmer, toned profile restores a youthful appearance and elongates the neck. Once the fat cells are removed with liposuction, they cannot grow back, making this procedure long-lasting and maintenance-free.

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What to expect before a liposuction for a double chin

Dr. Diana Ponsky will begin your consultation by discussing your goals and expectations to create a plan to achieve realistic and satisfactory results. If you have photographs that would be helpful, please bring them. Along with an examination and photographing your face, you and your surgeon will discuss your health history, a recommended course of treatment, expected outcomes, and potential risks


What to expect during a liposuction for a double chin

The area is marked prior to the procedure and a numbing solution is injected. The liposuction cannula is inserted through tiny incisions, and the fat is then gently extracted. Attention to detail ensures a uniformly smooth improved contour.


What to expect after a submental liposuction

Swelling, tenderness and bruising is common right after submental liposuction. Many patients return to work 3-5 days after the procedure, with some variation based on the individual. You will need to wear a light compression bandage for about three days after the procedure to minimize swelling and provide gentle support. Elevating the head of your bed while sleeping reduces swelling and speeds recovery. The swelling will continue to gradually improve, revealing an improved neck contour.

What Our Patients Say

  • The office was nice. Receptionist was very polite. Dr. Ponsky was great. The experience was comfortable and she explained everything to me before doing anything. She made sure I understood. Thank you Dr. Ponsky!

    - YM( Cleveland Facial Plastic Surgery )
  • I have always been apprehensive of ANY cosmetic procedures. Not any more! Dr Ponsky and her entire staff are friendly, professional and reassuring. Dr Ponsky is gentle, thorough, professional, talented, knows medicine and her craft. I can’t recommend this entire practice more. It is a gift that we have her in Cleveland.

    - SA( Cosmetic Surgery, Cleveland )
  • I can’t be happier with the results of my Rhinoplasty on both aspects functionally and aesthetically, Dr. Ponsky did such a great job, before, during, and after surgery, she is on top of everything and follow her patients very carefully after surgery to ensure complete healing and great results. Thank you Dr. Ponsky and her staff from the bottom of my heart🙏🙏

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    - A( Rhinoplasty, Cleveland )
  • I have nothing but positive to say about Dr. Ponsky and her entire staff! The first time I came in for a appointment I felt a welcoming and warm energy from the entire group . Dr. Ponsky’s assistant Jaime is fabulous and I love how she can answer all my questions if I don’t understand all!!
    Thank you everyone !!!

    - DB( )
  • Dr Ponsky’s staff are full of energy and very friendly. They are extremely personable, and worked to ensure that I felt comfortable and had everything I needed (down to a blanket during the procedure). Dr Ponsky is thorough, sweet, and gentle in her explanations. She made sure to explain the answers to each of my questions and I never felt rushed/forced to make a decision. I love the fact that we could do the entire procedure under local anesthesia.

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    - EE( Blepharoplasty, Cleveland )