Non-invasive/little to no downtime neck and/or chin liposuction? (Photo)
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Liposuction under the chin
Non-invasive/little to no downtime neck and/or chin liposuction?
Your photos suggest that a minimally invasive procedure under local anesthesia in the office called ThermiTight would be a great option. This can dissolve the fat and tighten the skin with the first temperature-monitored (using a thermal camera) Radio Frequency (RF) system for the best results and best safety.
Only a handful of surgeons know of, let alone have the training and technology to offer this to their patients. Search your area for a physician that can offer you various options, including ThermiTight by ThermiAesthetics.
Non-invasive/little to no downtime neck and/or chin liposuction
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Non Surgical double chin options
If you are looking soley for a non-surgical solution, I am finding that the combination of Kybella or Coolsculpting Mini to reduce the sub mental fullness and an energy device to tighten the skin are among the best non-surgical combinations to help your neck concerns.
Kybella is an injection procedure that dissolves the fat an may require between 2-4 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. There is some swelling and bruising potential, with the greatest amount with the first treatment.
The Coolsculpting mini procedure cools the fatty tissue under the submental area and also reduces the fatty tissue under the chin.
As far as energy devices, I would recommend Ulthera if you are looking for something with no downtime, or Profound if you could tolerate some downtime. Ulthera is an ultrasound based energy that heats the underlying tissue and stimulates collagen in response. Profound is a radio frequency microneedling device that allows for the creation of Elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid and hence restores some of the lost elasticity in the neck. It has more visible downtime with the possibility of some swelling and bruising that diminishes in about a weeks time.
Surgical options are also very rewarding and include liposuction or neck lift. I would recommend visiting with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to help you discuss your options in more detail.
Liposuction or Ulthera
Another good option for you might be to try Ulthera. This technology uses micro-focused ultra sound to tighten area around the face and chin. It only requires one treatment to see results. OTC motrin or tylenol is all that is needed for pain management. Down time consists of 1-2 hours after the procedure that your skin might be red or feel discomfort.
SlimLipo laser liposuction for chin/neck fat
However none of these procedures are truly weekend procedures.
Although they can be done under local anesthesia you will need to wear a compression garment for several days after the procedure and you should expect the possibility of bruising in the area and on your neck and swelling.
You need an honest recommendation. An my honest recommendation is that you should plan to not be placed into important social or work position for probably 7 to 10 days after the procedure no matter how minimal the procedure is.
You appear to be a candidate for submental liposuction. This is a relatively minor procedure that I commonly perform in my office. If the procedure is done on a Friday you can go back to work on Monday. The cost varies by doctor and location. I recommend that you see a board certified plastic surgeon in consultation to get more specific answers to your questions which can best be addressed after a thorough history and examination is performed.
Best of luck to you!
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