Double Chin Treatments: 3 Options for Reducing Chin Fat
Treatments for fullness under the chin have become incredibly popular in recent years. Oftentimes, in this stubborn area, a healthy diet and exercise routine does not reduce the fullness of a double chin. While this is a frustrating reality, CoolSculpting, Kybella, and Liposuction are all options here at Cool Springs Plastic Surgery for Chin/Neck fat reduction.
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. Losing weight makes fat cells smaller, whereas CoolSculpting eliminates the fat cells altogether. This procedure requires no downtime or recovery, allowing patients to return to their day as planned – whether that be going to the gym, work, home, or traveling. This treatment is safe for all ages but is ideal for those interested in body contour and are between 15-20 pounds of their goal weight, however, are unable to reduce fat in certain stubborn areas.
The process of eliminating up to 25% of the targeted fat cells works by applying the applicator to the chin area – depending on your personalized plan, you will then sit while the freezing begins for 35 minutes or more. Your room has a television so you can watch shows during your treatment, take a nap, work, read, talk on the phone—resume any remote activities you wish.
Also known as Deoxycholic acid, Kybella is an FDA-approved treatment to reduce the appearance of a double chin. Kybella is a synthetic, injectable substance identical to the chemical our bodies naturally produce to absorb fat cells able to treat moderate-to-severe submental fat. After several studies and two clinical trials, 70% of those tested reported an improvement in both physical and emotional wellness.
So how does it work? Kybella is administered through small injections in the submental fat tissue. Up to 3-4 sessions may be needed, with each session being scheduled 6 weeks apart. Patients with greater volume may require more injections. Results using Kybella are quick and long-lasting, with reductions in submental fat appearing six weeks after treatment. Unlike other treatments, results from using Kybella last for years, given your body maintains its weight.
Chin & Neck Liposuction
Often utilized for the chin/neck area, liposuction can provide a more refined contour to the face. This minimally invasive procedure with little downtime benefits those who have isolated deposits of fat. This fat may be an inherited trait and is likely not responding to dieting or exercise. The process surgically removes fat at a superficial level beneath the skin through well-hidden incisions. Patients often look years younger or look as though they
have lost weight post-procedure. Neck contouring can also help restore balance to facial features while providing a more defined jawline.
These surgical and non-surgical options are available at Cool Springs Plastic Surgery! Give us a call at 615-771-7718 or book online to receive a consultation from one of our medical providers.