Tired of dealing with a double chin? A double chin can have many causes: It can be due to excess weight or weight loss, sagging skin occurring with age, or genetics. Whatever the cause may be, there are several treatment options available, and each has a different level of intensity and effectiveness. Here’s how to lose double chin fat.
For those looking for a minimally invasive, quick option to help lose the double chin fat, Kybella is ideal. Kybella is an injectable double chin (or submental fat) treatment. Treatment time ranges from 2 to 6 sessions involving a series of injections into your double chin area. This treatment rids the submental area of fat and is relatively permanent, as long as weight is maintained afterward. The drawback is that it will not help those with sagging skin.
Another nonsurgical option, Profound RF, uses radiofrequency combined with micro needling to tighten loose skin. This is a good option for those whose double chin is caused by sagging skin or for those that have some excess loose skin after Kybella or liposuction. Radiofrequency helps to tighten and tone loose skin, while micro needling encourages collagen growth in the area for deep healing and repair.
Paired together, they pack a powerful punch. This procedure has very few side effects and requires little to no downtime. However, results are not immediately visible to the extent of other double chin removal procedures. Full results may take up to 6 months to show as collagen is produced and repairs the area under the chin.
Liposuction involves suctioning fat out from an area of the body. So this option is for those who have excess stubborn fat under the chin. Chin liposuction, or submental liposuction, is a quick way to get noticeable results in one visit. A cannula suctions out fat from under the chin, leaving you with a tighter jawline and near-permanent results as long as weight is maintained. It is a surgical procedure but can be done under just local anesthesia.
A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, may be ideal for those with moderate to severe sagging skin under their chin. A neck lift involves cutting away excess skin around the neck, chin, and jawline, resulting in a more youthful and chiseled look.
Liposuction may be performed simultaneously if fat is also present and is an issue. This procedure is the most involved of the four options for getting rid of double chin fat that has been discussed but provides dramatic results. It often involves general anesthesia with a period of downtime afterward.
If you are wondering how to lose double chin fat, see Dr. Edmund Fisher for a consultation and thorough exam under and around your chin, during which Dr. Fisher will suggest the ideal plan of action to have you loving your chin area.