Can Liposuction Give Me a Defined Jawline?

For a century, medical professionals have offered their patients liposuction as a way to get rid of problem fat. As medical science has evolved, lipo has become more effective, more convenient, and more comfortable. It’s also become more versatile.

What used to be a way to address only specific body areas can now be applied to virtually any pocket of fat. And that includes using liposuction under your chin to transform your jawline.

If you’ve always wanted a more contoured and defined profile, Suresh Gupta, MD, and our experienced team can help. We offer liposuction at our PureMD MedSpa locations in Beavercreek, Liberty Township, Miamisburg, and Dayton, Ohio, to give you a way to address trouble areas, including a double chin.

To help you decide if liposuction could be right for your jawline goals, let’s dig deeper.

How liposuction works under your chin

Here at PureMD MedSpa, Dr. Gupta uses a specialized type of liposuction called SmartLipo®. This minimally invasive technique allows him to deliver wow-worthy results while simultaneously minimizing risks for you. 

We prioritize your comfort during your SmartLipo treatment. Dr. Gupta starts by injecting a localized anesthetic under your chin. 

Once you’re numb, he inserts a very small tube fitted with a laser fiber into the area. The laser energy melts your fat cells and Dr. Gupta uses the tube to gently suction them away. This process gets rid of fat and helps to tighten the skin in the area to give you a more sculpted jaw. 

As it works, the SmartLipo laser closes nearby blood vessels, preventing excess bleeding and keeping you safe. 

What’s more, because SmartLipo is designed to be as controlled and comfortable as possible, you shouldn’t have much bruising or swelling afterward. Most people return to work within 24 hours, although you may want to apply makeup to conceal any discoloration from the procedure. Any contusions you do sustain will fade quickly.

What SmartLipo can do

With SmartLipo, Dr. Gupta can perform minimally invasive double chin removal surgery. This gives you a way to target any submental fullness that’s getting in the way of your ideal profile with limited incisions and a shortened recovery period. 

Liposuction can remove excess fat and help to tighten skin, but excess skin elasticity could still get in the way of your jawline goals. Fortunately, we have a variety of skin tightening treatments we can employ.

Your other options for jawline contouring

While SmartLipo can be an excellent way to get a more defined jawline, it’s not your only option. Dr. Gupta and our team also offer:


With FaceTite from InMode, Dr. Gupta uses radiofrequency energy to contour your skin and tighten the tissue underneath it with a minimally invasive treatment. 


CoolSculpting delivers fat reduction by using targeted technology to freeze your fat cells. It’s effective on virtually any part of your body, including the area under your chin. 


Another exciting radiofrequency treatment, Exilis ULTRA also delivers ultrasound energy to tighten your skin. This option is ideal if skin laxity is the main issue keeping you from your jawline goals. 

Ultimately, if you want to get a more defined jawline, we can help. To explore liposuction, skin tightening, or a combination of treatments to achieve your cosmetic goals, call the PureMD MedSpa office nearest to you or book your visit online today.