Many people, both men and women, suffer from a noticeable double chin that doesn’t disappear even after losing weight with diet and exercise. Women may also suffer from a “turkey waddle,” or excess loose skin under the chin caused by gravity and the natural aging process. However, there are a variety of means available to help reduce the appearance of both a double chin and loose, sagging skin. You don’t have to live with an unwanted, unattractive chin contour – with the help of liposuction or one of our non-invasive skin tightening devices, you can get on the road to achieving a sculpted chin.
Eliminate Your Double Chin
Submental chin fat can be a big problem for some people, as it is difficult to get rid of and can make you look older and heavier than you really are. There are no exercises that work specifically for the chin, and if you are predisposed genetically to a double chin, even a healthy lifestyle and diet may not help much. Luckily, there are liposculpture options available that can help you get rid of that double chin once and for all.
Chin lipo is the original and still the most effective way to reduce a double chin. Liposuction involves a longer recovery period than non-invasive options, Tumescent liposculpture involves only local anesthetic, which reduces the risk of side effects from anesthesia and allows patients to be up and about much sooner than they could after general anesthesia.
Recovery after tumescent liposuction takes just a few days before patients are presentable again, so we recommend having the procedure done over a long weekend when you have the time to rest and recover out of the public eye. This procedure is very safe and effective and has a high rate of success.
Kybella is an injectable treatment for melting chin fat that was FDA approved in 2015. This treatment works by using deoxycholic acid to target and destroy unwanted fat cells. A series of injections are placed at strategic points under the chin, and over time the fat cells are destroyed and eliminated naturally by the body, allowing a double chin to reduce in size and the chin to become more contoured.
Kybella involves only minimal downtime, but we recommend that patients do it over a weekend just in case there is significant swelling. Swelling, bruising, and numbness are the side effects most commonly associated with Kybella, but these are generally minimal and will resolve on their own.
Skin Tightening Treatments For Neck And Chin
Instead of a double chin, some patients are more concerned about loose skin on their chin and neck. This loose skin is a common sign of age, and is caused by the skin losing elasticity due to lack of collagen and beginning to sag. This loose skin can result in a “turkey waddle” or “turkey neck,” where the skin hangs down under the chin. If you have mild to moderate lax skin, you may benefit from a non-invasive skin tightening procedure such as RF/Laser