What is a permanent and guaranteed fix for my double chin? (photos)
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Kybella or Liposuction for double chin
Kybella is a non-surgical treatment for removing the sub-mental fat under the chin. It is an injectable with no down time. However, it does take 2-4 treatments, spaced at least a month to 6 weeks apart, for optimum results. Liposuction is a surgical treatment so there is downtime and anesthesia, but it only takes one session. Neither address lax skin.
Kybella Can Permanently Remove Double Chin
It can be very frustrating to work so hard to be healthy and fit, yet not be able to eliminate a stubborn pocket of fat, such as a double chin. Kybella uses deoxycholic acid – a natural substance found in our bodies -- to dissolve submental fat, allowing the body to eliminate it permanently. It can take from one to five treatments to achieve desired results. Patients that were injected 5 years ago by me in the clinical trial still have maintained their results regardless of weight fluctuations. Please see a board-certified dermatologist to find out how to get the jawline you desire.
Kybella for the double chin
Kybella is an excellent injection for the double chin and is very effective. An advantage of Kybella is that it is non-invasive and you can return to work the next day. Surgery is more invasive and requires recovery. Please consult an expert. I often combine Kybella with Thermage to tighten the skin for the best cosmetic results. Best, Dr. Green
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Kybella and CoolMini are both relatively new non-invasive treatments for a double chin.
Permanent fix for double chin
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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Double Chin Reduction
Liposuction typically reduces 50% of fat in one session. RF treatments like Velashape and Thermitight plus Deoxycholic Acid the main ingredient of Kybella can result in somewhat more than 15% reduction in the amount of double chin fat with three to five sessions.
The most dramatic results in the neck are achieved with a laser/liposuction with Precision tx; results noticeable at ten days.
Patients should do the math (all these treatments cost nearly the same) and go for what is in their best interest and most reliable. No treatments are guaranteed; legitimate physicians should not promise results.
Please use this information when consulting in person with an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. They will be most capable of advising what is best for you.
All of that being said, you could be a good candidate for either Kybella injections or liposuction. As others have noted, the issue of skin laxity should be considered in this area. The most important advice someone could give you would be to see an experienced board-certified surgeon with significant experience in treating this particular area and with proven results. You need to have a thorough exam and in-depth discussion with that person regarding your various options.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.