Double chins are notoriously difficult to eliminate. Many patients try a strict diet and exercise with little to no results. Unfortunately, the fat that develops under the chin is quite stubborn, meaning that diet and exercise may not be effective. Luckily, there are still a few options for correcting a double chin! Let’s take a look.
The first option for correcting a double chin is facial liposuction. This treatment involves the traditional liposuction technique: a small incision is made, which allows your surgeon to remove fat using a small metal tube. With facial liposuction, the technique is performed using smaller incisions and smaller equipment to minimize any scarring or damage to the surrounding area. This means that patients can enjoy a smoother and faster recovery than is traditionally possible with liposuction treatments. Still, like any cosmetic surgery, facial liposuction requires some downtime, and you should expect to take a few days off of work and other activities. However, the facial liposuction technique permanently removes fat from the treatment area to produce long-lasting results.
For patients who would prefer to avoid surgical treatments, Kybella® offers a minimally invasive solution. Kybella® is an injectable treatment that is specifically designed to treat submental fullness, otherwise known as a double chin. The Kybella® formula is made with deoxycholic acid, an ingredient that assists in breaking down fat. Once injected into the chin and neck area, the Kybella® formula breaks down the fat cells responsible for creating a double chin. In the weeks and months following treatment, these fat cells are eliminated from the body, leaving a slimmer, sculpted appearance in the chin and neck. As an injectable treatment, Kybella® may be the preferred option for patients who are uninterested in surgery and lengthy periods of downtime. However, Kybella® does take several weeks or months to produce full results, and multiple treatment sessions may be necessary.
Which Treatment is Best for Me?
When it comes to determining the best treatment for addressing a double chin, there are many factors that a patient has to consider. We recommend that patients schedule a consultation with Dr. Ginsburg of Providence Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, so that you can discuss your treatment goals, your medical history and your personal preferences. With this information, we can identify the best treatment for you and help you move forward with the optimal treatment plan. To get started or learn more about these treatments, contact us today.