Did you know genetics plays a big part in determining whether or not you get a double chin over time? Unfortunately it’s a case of anatomy meeting gravity and “voila!” you’re the unlucky winner.
There are however, a variety of corrective treatments that can help reverse the downward trajectory under your chin.
Available treatments for the double chin include
Surgical Correction of neck fullness and laxity with surgical neck lifts are a very powerful, but invasive approach to correcting a double chin. It’s an ideal choice for the patient who also needs a facelift to correct and lift jowls and facial laxity. The combination of the above two surgical procedures are very potent with uplifting results.
Liposuction For a double chin containing moderate to severe (submental) fat, liposuction can be a very effective and expedient way to correct a double chin. This can often be done under local anesthetic, but still there is a real economic and social downtime involved … you will need to ease up on all your activities for a while.
CoolSculpting This is a very innovative, safe technology that uses cryolipolysis to freeze away fat. It provides a very effective, non-surgical approach for the correction of submental fat. There is no downtime with CoolSculpting, so you can literally come in for 1 to 2 lunchtime treatments and carry on with your day. Results can be seen as early as 3 weeks but the most dramatic results occur within 2 to 3 months of treatment. There are no injections, no surgery and no downtime.
Kybella Kybella is the newest innovation coming our way! This treatment involves a series of enzymatic injections (2-4 sessions) that chemically “melts” away fat. The treatment sessions are spaced apart in 4-6 week intervals. It’s a very safe and effective way to shrink the double chin. However, each session involves local freezing plus a social and economic downtime of approximately 4-5 days after each treatment session because of the anticipated post-treatment swelling. There is no surgery, but there are injections … and there is some notable swelling with each treatment until you get your final result some months later.