Double chin, turkey neck, chin fat…however you refer to it, submental fullness is an aesthetic condition that can be a source of frustration, embarrassment and low self-confidence for both men and women.
What causes a double chin?
We speak with many patients who believe a double chin is always caused by weight gain, but that simply isn’t the case. While lifestyle choices—including fluctuations in weight—can be a factor, submental fullness is more often the result of genetics and aging, and actually resistant to the benefits of a healthy diet and regular exercise.
How to reduce a double chin.
At The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, we offer a variety of safe and clinically proven double chin treatments to contour the area under the jawline. As with any treatment decision, we invite you to explore your options.
BELKYRA™ is a safe and effective injectable treatment to contour the area under the jawline. The injections are composed of deoxycholic acid, which is a fat-metabolizing agent found naturally in our bodies. Once injected, this substance works to break down the membranes of targeted fat cells, which causes them to collapse and be processed naturally by the body.
Treatments are quick and easy. The entire procedure—from the application of a local anesthetic, to establishing and marking the ideal injection pattern underneath the chin, and finally administering the injections—lasts about 30 minutes. Following treatment, you should be able to return to your normal activities, though you might experience some swelling, tenderness, and bruising around the injection site for a few days. Over 2 to 4 weeks, you’ll begin to see a gradual reduction of fullness in the area.
For some, just one treatment is enough, but depending on the amount of fat in the area, the procedure may be repeated 2 to 6 times over several months to achieve your optimal outcome. The good news? Results can last indefinitely! Though we do recommend maintaining a stable weight to help you enjoy your improved jawline for many years to come.
Surely you’ve heard of CoolSculpting®, the world’s most popular non-invasive fat reduction procedure. Well, CoolMini™ is essentially CoolSculpting’s helpful friend – a small attachment that helps tackle those hard-to-reach areas, like that pesky double chin.
Using the same revolutionary CoolSculpting technology, CoolMini targets unwanted fat via Cryolipolysis®, an innovative cooling process that gently and effectively freezes fat cells. Once treated, the targeted fat cells are processed and naturally cleared by the body over several weeks, revealing a more defined jawline and an improved profile.
The process is simple, safe and effective, usually lasting 45 minutes or less. The CoolMini applicator is positioned over your chin, and controlled cooling is applied. The treatment is comfortable, and completely external with no incisions or injections involved. After treatment, some minor bruising and swelling may occur, but you should be able to go about your regular routine without interruption. For some patients, one treatment will achieve the desired outcomes, but two sessions may be required for best results.
Thanks to advancements in aesthetic medicine, non-invasive treatments like BELKYRA and CoolMini often eliminate the need for surgery, but that doesn’t mean these options are off the (surgical) table. Liposuction has long been a very effective option for reducing fat under the chin. Alternatively, if your double chin is accompanied by sagging skin and jowls in the lower face, a facelift might be a better option for restoring definition and youthful contours. It should be noted that unlike our non-invasive treatments, these surgical procedures require anesthesia and moderate downtime.
Which treatment is right for me?
When considering any treatment or surgery, a thorough consultation with our team is an important first step. Our, Beauty Nurses and surgeons will work with you to decide which treatment option is best, and to create a personal treatment plan tailored to your individual goals and needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.