Getting rid of double chin?
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Kybella vs Coolmini vs Liposuction
There are multiple factors that go into answering this question...
If there is a lot of fat, liposuction is your best bet. This can be done in-office under local anesthesia.
If surgery is not something you are comfortable with, Coolsculpting would be your best bet financially... as long as the Coolsculpting applicator fits and you are okay with more time to see full results (than liposuction). If your jaw is too small or the amount of fat too little, the CoolMini may not fit.
Lastly, if you have a small amount of fat and the CoolMini applicator doesn't fit your face, I would go with Kybella. There is a significant recovery period with Kybella and the product is not cheap. That is why I reserve it for people with a small amount of submental fat.
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Options to treat a double chin
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Over several weeks you will see your 'double chin' disappear.
A great treatment with excellent results!
Variety of options
Sculpsure can be a solution but placing the handpiece under the chin might be tricky to do.
At the end of the day, liposuction is a great consideration to produce faster results. I would recommend a consultation to determine the best treatment for you.
Getting rid of double chin?
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Non-invasive treatment of the double chin
Double Chin Treatments
So, there are many options with different advantages for fat in the double chin area- I recommend seeing a Board Certified plastic surgeon who offers all of these options so you can get an impartial recommendation and find what is right for you.
Options for treating a double chin
1. Liposuction: in-office, local anesthesia (or in surgery center with sedation, your choice). About a 1-2 week "social downtime"--bruising and swelling, not so much pain.
2. CoolMini: CoolSculpting, nonsurgical, in-office, no downtime. Takes 2 treatment sessions, spaced about a month apart. Start seeing results in about 3 weeks with final results at 3-4 months.
3. Kybella: nonsurgical, injectable, done in-office. Takes 2-4 treatment sessions, spaced about a month apart. We do numb for the procedure, but you're awake. I was a Principal Investigator in the Kybella clinical trials, so I've been using it since 2012. I'm also a physician trainer, meaning I teach other doctors how to use Kybella.
4. Ulthera: less dependable and predictable than the other options I've listed, but completely nonsurgical, in-office treatment to reduce fullness in the neck and to tighten skin.
The best way to know which procedure is right for you is to have a personal consultation.
I hope this helps.
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