Your Top 3 Double Chin Reduction Treatment Options
If you are looking to tighten up from a medical procedure, you have three main options:
Kybella: Kybella is a non-invasive procedure that contours the chin for a more defined jawline. The treatment reduces excess fat by destroying fat cells in the target area. This gives a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, eliminating the double chin look. The most significant difference between Kybella, a neck lift, and Chin Liposuction is that Kybella is non-invasive.
Neck Lift: A neck lift predominately addresses the neck bands and excess skin below the jawline. This can go hand in hand with a facelift procedure. If you have sagging skin around the neck or chin area, a facelift/neck lift can remove excess skin. This is a common treatment for aging skin.
Chin Liposuction: Liposuction for your chin involves an invasive surgical procedure. Depending on the patient’s preference, this procedure can be done under a local anesthetic or a general anesthetic.
To achieve a defined jawline, the fat is removed along the side of the jawline as well as the chin. During the procedure, doctors administer numbing medicine to the area and then remove the excess fat through suction. This is done by utilizing a thin metal tube or cannula.
Below is a video of how chin liposuction (also called submittal liposuction) is completed:
How Do You Decide the Best Double Chin Treatment for You?
Each treatment has different advantages. Having specific goals in mind for your body contouring process is essential. For example, some procedure results tend to be more dramatic; some require multiple treatments, etc. If you are looking to remove chin fat or tighten your jawline but are unsure about which treatment is right for you, our office can provide expert analysis to help you make the right decision.
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