A double chin is often a result of excess weight or of getting older. Doing facial exercises or eating right may not be enough for eliminating the unwanted fat of a double chin. But with the help of some facial procedures, patients can have more well-defined and youthful jaw lines and faces. Here are some popular procedures that can help to accomplish this.
Kybella is a non-surgical injectable treatment that is approved by the FDA to treat fat under the skin. It has a natural substance in it called deoxycholic acid. This acid helps to break down fat cells. After the substance is injected under the patient’s skin, fat cells are destroyed. As a result, they will not store or accumulate fat.
During the consultation, the doctor can give the patient an estimate of the number of treatments that will be needed, up to a total of six. Each treatment may involve up to 20 or more injections. After each treatment, the patient needs to wait a month. Usually, a treatment takes only a few minutes and only one to two treatments are needed.
There is minimal down time. Once the procedure is complete, the patient may experience some numbness, swelling, pain, bruising and redness. These symptoms are usually gone in a week. After the treatment, the patient can return to work and other activities when ready.
During chin liposuction, fat cells are removed permanently by using suction to eliminate the double chin. Incisions are made and the fat is suctioned out through a cannula. Only one session is needed.
Through a doctor’s consultation, an estimate can be given for the length of the procedure. After the procedure, the recovery time is typically about one to two weeks.
Cool sculpting is a FDA-approved non-invasive and non-surgical procedure that uses the cold to freeze fat cells and eliminate them. This procedure can destroy fat under the chin with two to three treatments and requires no down time. The patient’s body will naturally let go of the fat cells that have been treated and it can take a few weeks to see the final results. There may be some swelling or bruising in the treated areas but these are usually gone in several days.
During the treatment, in addition to treating the chin, another area can also be treated. The patient can be awake during the treatment and can do activities such as reading, watching TV or listening to music.