A Journey Of Chin Liposuction

Categories: Body, Liposuction

Robyn Allen, RN

Robyn Allen RNI have been an employee at Charlotte Skin and Laser for many years. I help Dr. Rostan with the cosmetic surgeries like liposuction, Thermitight, laser procedures and eyelid surgeries. These procedures are transformative for patients by helping them reach personal goals and improve their overall self-esteem. It has been wonderful over the years to see these transformations and how happy it makes the patients.

Robyn Allen RN

I have been an employee at Charlotte Skin and Laser for many years. I help Dr Rostan with the cosmetic surgeries like liposuction, Thermitight, laser
procedures and eyelid surgeries. These procedures are transformative for
patients by helping them reach personal goals and improve their overall
self-esteem. It has been wonderful over the years to see these transformations and how happy it makes the patients.

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I didn’t realize how transformative and life changing it can be until I went through some liposuction myself. In my family it is genetic to get the lovely double chin, we call it the ‘gobbler neck’. As we age the gobbler neck turns into a flappy chin. I knew I wanted to intervene before then! So once I started noticing my ‘gobbler’ in every photo, I decided, the gobbler has to go. So Dr. Rostan and I planned my own chin transformation!!

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I didn’t realize how transformative and life changing it can be until I went through some liposuction myself. In my family it is genetic to get the lovely double chin, we call it the ‘gobbler neck’. As we age the gobbler neck turns into a flappy chin. I knew I wanted to intervene before then! So once I started noticing my ‘gobbler’ in every photo, I decided, the gobbler has to go. So Dr. Rostan and I planned my own chin transformation!!

Gobble Gobbler Gone!

The day for my very own chin lipo finally came!! Dr Rostan marked my neck then began the numbing. We use infiltrative numbing solution called tumescent anesthesia which is lidocaine and a small amount of epinephrine mixed in a bag of saline. The lidocaine helps to numb the area and the epinephrine helps to control any bleeding (which is minimal).

The numbing stung a bit but the sting sensation did not last long at all. I got numb very quickly. That was the oddest sensation because I could feel pressure but nothing sharp. My mouth also went a little numb too. It’s fun trying to talk when you are numb, I call it ‘numbese’. Luckily the numbing is temporary and wears off. My procedure was done early afternoon and the numbing had worn off by the late evening.

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The actual liposuction procedure was not bad at all. Dr Rostan makes small ‘poke’ holes for the cannulas used.

The cannulas we use are called microcannulas and small. I felt pressure from the cannulas and occasionally I felt a poke at the edge where the numbing wasn’t as strong, but it was not bad. The actual procedure took about 20-30 minutes. After the procedure the markings were removed, absorbent pad and chin strap applied. The chin strap helps to support the chin as its healing.

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I got home and took some tylenol and went to bed, chin strap and all. With liposuction we put fluid in, and it drains over the next few hours to days, depending on the area done. I had a small amount of drainage on a pad that had been applied the previous day. We recommend wearing the chin strap at night for about a week. We also recommend the patient wear the chin strap during the day for about 2-3 days, then as needed during the day. After the initial 2-3 days I would wear it when my chin/neck started feeling achy, it helped that sensation go away.

Discomfort after the procedure was not bad. I would take tylenol as needed. I had my procedure done on a Wednesday and went to work that Thursday and Friday. We recommend to patients to do the procedure on a Thursday or Friday and they can be back to work Monday or Tuesday. Now I know why, I was ok Thursday just a little tired but more tired and sore on Friday. I rested a lot that weekend and was fine and back to normal Monday

Benefits of Facial Liposcution
Looking Good, Feeling Amazing!

Overall I was thrilled with how the results turned out. I had my jawline back!! I really improved my self-esteem. Since I’ve had the procedure done I can much more easily relate to patients and have a better perspective on what they experience. I would do it again if ever needed.

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