Questions & Answers The Surgical Experience About Anaesthesia 

I have a double chin and would love to have it removed can I have this done?

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Asked on 15 November 2013

Question

I have a double chin and would love to have it removed.

Can I have this done but I would not like to be put to sleep, I am taking blood pressure tablets.

Answer

At the time of the consultation, I typically use computer imaging in 3-D and simulation to understand the degree of change that you would like to achieve.

Based on this decision it is possible to evaluate what is the more appropriate surgical intervention to achieve the targets.

If a more limited intervention like liposuction is planned, typically in the context of more elastic skin along the jawline and under the chin, local anaesthesia and intravenous sedation are perfectly suitable.

If a more extensive intervention is planned, like an anterior neck lift, a general aesthetic is more appropriate.

Either way, the blood pressure control needs to be good prior to an anaesthetic in order to have adequate safety.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street
London
W1G 6BA

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