Getting rid of a double chin through diet and exercise is extremely difficult. Many patients find the chin to be a “trouble area” that responds poorly to weight loss. A double chin can make people appear older than they actually are and approximately 65% of Americans report being bothered by the fullness under their chin. Kybella, Ultherapy, and Chin Lipo are three ways to reduce fat in the chin.
Kybella is an injection that contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance that removes fat cells without harming surrounding healthy tissue and leaving behind a more contoured and sleek jawline. Ultherapy is an FDA-approved ultrasound treatment that lifts and tightens skin along the chin and jawline but it is not designed to remove fat.Chin Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses liposuction in the chin and neck to remove stubborn fat. Which procedure is right for you depends on a few factors:
Kybella is a series of injections that requires no downtime. However, patients may need a series of up to six injections, which cause redness, swelling, and bruising each time. Similarly, Ultherapy has minimal side effects but may require several treatments. Chin liposuction requires a few weeks of recovery but is a one-time treatment.
Type of Chin Fat
The best treatment for you depends on the type of skin or fat under your chin. If you have a small to medium double chin due to fat, Kybella destroys fat and is a great non-surgical alternative to liposuction but does not tighten the skin. If you are experiencing loose skin under the chin, Ultherapy works better for those with loose skin to tighten the skin and improve the chin line but is not recommended for those with fat under the chin. Chin liposuction improves a more severe double chin that is the result of an isolated pocket of fat with mild to minimal skin excess.
The best treatment for you depends on the amount of fat and loose skin on the neck, the number of recommended treatments, your expected results, cost, downtime, and side effects.
Still not sure which chin fat reduction procedure is right for you? Schedule your Ultherapy consultation at Double Chin Away by Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, CA today. Our doctors will be able to assess your condition and discuss your treatment goals with you.