A double chin is an unfortunate condition that affects many people, and it can be a source of self-consciousness and low self-esteem. Double chins can occur due to weight gain, but often they are caused by genetics, hormonal changes and aging and cannot be reduced through weight loss alone. For those with a double chin impacting their neck, jaw and facial appearance, surgical and non-surgical treatments are available to help reduce the appearance of a double chin.
Fat-Dissolving Injections for Double-Chin Reduction
A non-surgical treatment option for a double chin is Kybella. This is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that is designed to destroy fat cells beneath the chin. Kybella is composed of deoxycholic acid, which is naturally produced by the body to help break down fat. When injected into the chin area, Kybella works by destroying fat cells, which are then eliminated from the body through natural processes. The treatment typically takes 15-20 minutes and is done in a doctor’s office. Most patients require 2-4 treatments to achieve optimal results. The chin fat dissolves over several months to reveal a slimmer neck and angular chin or jaw. Kybella injections are best used on younger individuals who still have good skin elasticity.
Surgical Double Chin Reduction
For those who prefer surgical options, one option is liposuction. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat from the chin area. The procedure is done by making small incisions in the skin, and a thin tube called a cannula is inserted to suction out the fat under the chin. Liposuction of the neck and chin typically takes less than an hour. Most patients can return to work and normal activities within a week – the skin and tissue will shrink and tighten over several weeks for the final results.
Another surgical option for a double chin is a neck lift. This procedure is done by making incisions in the skin around the chin and neck area. Dr. Ben Stong then lifts and tightens the skin and muscles in the area to create a more defined jawline and reduce the appearance of a double chin. A neck lift is typically recommended for those who have both chin or neck fat and loose or saggy skin around their neck. Most patients can return to work and normal activities within two weeks.
If you want to get rid of your chin or neck fat, there are both surgical and non-surgical treatment options available for individuals with a double chin. Non-surgical options such as Kybella are typically less invasive and require less downtime, while surgical options such as liposuction and a neck lift may provide more dramatic results. To explore the options available for reducing your double chin, contact our team at ^. Call our Atlanta, GA, clinic to schedule a double chin reduction consultation with Dr. Stong.
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