What is the best solution for my double chin? (photos)
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Treating your double chin and NYC
Based on your photos you would benefit from the cool-mini or Kybella to reduce the fat and get rid of your double chin. Please consult an expert for the best cosmetic results. Best, Dr. Green
Eliminate double chin
What is the best solution for my double chin?
I have discussed some of the more common treatment options below with the pros and cons mentioned.Liposuction is designed to physically remove the fat through well placed, camouflaged incisions. In patients under age 35 the skin will have enough elasticity to tighten back up and not need any further treatment. This is useful for both the lower cheeks and the neck area. Given your age and isolated problem, this may be an excellent option for you. The only drawback is that it is a surgery and there is downtime associated.Kybella is an injectable that dissolves fat. It is performed in the office in about 15 minutes. It usually takes at least 2 and up to 4 treatments with swelling after each treatment that improves in a few days. It is only approved for the double chin area. It is nice because there is no downtime and the treatment isn't very uncomfortable. Because it does take multiple treatments it can take a while to see your result, and the costs can add up if you need more treatments. SmartLipo will use an approach just like regular liposuction but instead of using a device that suctions and removes the fat, it uses lasers to dissolve the fat. The proposed added benefit over traditional liposuction is that it leads to better skin tightening, but whether that takes place is something we can discuss. It may have less bruising than standard liposuction as well. However, there are risks when using lasers and it can add to the cost over traditional liposuction since a new device is being used.CoolSculpting is another fat removal device. It uses a suction followed by the application of cold temperatures to kill the fat cells over 35 minutes (or an hour if the old hand pieces are being used). This does not use any injections or incisions compared to the other treatment options above. Treatment in this area can be mixed, and it is not the most comfortable treatment in the world. The benefit is there is no downtime and it can be repeated. But with repeat treatments your costs go up. To truly help you decide what is best for you, I would recommend you consult with a facial plastic surgeon. In the right hands and for the right patient, these can call be good treatment options. The important part is choosing the appropriate candidate for each. I hope this helps and good luck.
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Kybella Can Melt Away Double Chins
Based on your photos, you seem to be an excellent candidate for Kybella, which uses deoxycholic acid to melt away submental fat. It's a fast and easy procedure that is done in the office and only takes about 5 minutes. You will probably need more than one session.
One of the advantages that Kybella has over other fat elimination techniques is that it stimulates the production of new collagen. Therefore, as the fat begins to be removed from your body, collagen thickens and causes some tightening, so you are less likely to have post-procedure sagging. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist about how to use Kybella to get a sleeker neck and jawline.
Based on your photo, you look as if you would be an ideal candidate for Kybella. My best advise would be for you to find a board certified plastic surgeon in your area and schedule a consultation.
Options for Double Chin
Currently we have several treatment options that can be very effective for properly selected patients to treat double chin. Looking at these photos you appear to have good skin elasticity, which is a very good thing. Liposuction should be a very effective option to treat this area, which would require very little or no downtime. You should be possible to treat this area with one treatment session in most cases. Kybella is also a very effective treatment, which involves injections to dissolve excess fat under the chin. There is no significant downtime for this procedure. Many patients will require more than one Kybella treatment to achieve their desired results - on average this is 2-4 treatments.
Kybella treatment for double chin
Based on your photos, you would be a great candidate for Kybella injection. It would reduce the fat in the submental region (under the chin). Most patients require 2-4 treatment sessions using 1-3 vials per session. The price per vial ranges from $500-$700 per vial.
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