Double Chin Reduction
A lot of men and women struggle with a double chin. Even if you’re relatively fit and healthy, fat tends to collect in this area. This can leave you feeling self-conscious and completely change the shape of your face.
According to recent research, 66% of women find double chin to be the top concern in the facial area – and this is understandable. After all, your face is probably the first thing that other people see, and a double chin is an unsightly addition to that first impression. For a long time, the only treatment option for a double chin was surgery. However, this has all changed because of recent medical advances. If you struggle with a double chin, here are some of the options that are available.
What Causes a Double Chin?
A double chin is caused by a layer of fat that gathers underneath the chin and looks a bit like a small pouch. It can be very difficult to eliminate a double chin once it appears, though there are several exercises you can try. The following issues can contribute to your double chin:
- Age: As the skin ages, it loses elasticity, which means it hangs loosely and gives the appearance of a double chin.
- Genetics: If people in your family tend to have a double chin then it’s more likely that you will too.
- Weight gain: If you’re overweight or obese, this will add to the amount of extra fat all over your body, including under your chin.
- Poor posture: Your neck and chin are surrounded and supported by muscles. If your posture is bad, this can make the muscles in this area weaker and cause the skin to lose its elasticity, creating a double chin.
Non-surgical Treatment: Fat-Dissolving Injections For Chin Sculpting
With the latest non-surgical double chin techniques available, our cosmetic experts can target unwanted fat in the submental area (also known as ‘double chin) without the need to go under a surgical procedure.
For a long time, the only way to fix a double chin was to have surgery. This can be an extremely effective treatment option, but it also carries the same risks as any other type of surgery. The surgical treatments for this condition include:
- Liposuction, which removes the offending fat directly from the area.
- Face lift, where the fat and loose skin are removed and pulled tight.
- Neck lift, which encompasses several different types of surgeries which can remove the extra skin or tighten the neck muscles.
But, there are now non-surgical treatments which will help eliminate a double chin and one of the most effective is a fat dissolving injection called Belkyra. This is very similar to anti-wrinkle injections, where small injections are made into the affected area. The injections use deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring acid in the body that digests fat. When it’s injected into a double chin it literally dissolves the fat cells and results in the area becoming tighter and smaller.
How the treatment works?
This treatment takes about 20 minutes to complete and the mild pain of the injections can be eliminated with some basic pain treatments. The injections do cause some bruising in the immediate area, but this usually subsides in a few days. The treatment takes about 4-6 weeks to work and you will probably need more than one treatment before you notice any visible effects. However, most patients report an obvious shrinking and tightening of the chin area after just 2 treatments.
Fat-dissolving injections is a highly effective treatment, with remarkable results. It is a cutting edge procedure that has only been made available in Australia last year. The beauty of fat-dissolving injections is that unlikely some other cosmetic injections such as anti-wrinkle injections, the results are permanent. So, patients don’t have to come on a regular basis for top ups as they do with other cosmetic injections.
This permanent fat dissolving treatment achieves results that are on par with liposuction, without the added costs of hospital and anaesthetist, and the risks associated with surgery.
How to get started?
From our Sydney clinic in Bella Vista, your double chin removal non-surgical procedure will begin with a detailed consultation. Like all our procedures, we endeavour to offer you a complete understanding of our cosmetic options. In your initial consultation, we’ll discuss exactly what you wish to achieve and what procedure best matches your goals. For those who are looking for a non-invasive and non-surgical option to remove fat from a double chin or jowl, then we will likely recommend our face and neck non-surgical liposuction.
Multi-modality procedures are on the rise (this is when patients take advantage of different non-surgical procedures to achieve their desired and natural look). You can complement this procedure with many of our other procedures, like thread lifting or anti-wrinkle injections, for a complete youthful look.
For more information on the Taylor Clinic team, our procedures, or to book in your initial consultation, just call us on 1300 003 223, we’re happy to answer any of your questions and help find the right procedure for you, or click here to book online.