What's the best procedure to remove fat under my chin? (Photo)
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Based on your photo, I think that you would be an ideal candidate for Kybella. It will remove the excess fat permanently. You don't appear to have excessively lax skin so you may not need any kind of skin tightening treatment.
Kybella And Ultherapy Work Best Together
Kybella on its own is very effective for permanently melting away submental fat with deoxycholic acid. If you have loose skin or would like an even sleeker jawline, Ultherapy can be a helpful addition to therapy. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist to find out if combination therapy is best for you and to ensure they appropriately stage the treatments.
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What's the best procedure to remove fat under my chin
Thank you for your question. Best option would be liposuction or kybella. Good candidates for kybella are also good candidates for liposuction. Patients with good skin tone and mild to moderate fullness will have good results. Consult with board certified plastic surgeon to discuss the best option for you.
Best Method to Remove Fat under the Chin
I do both the cool-mini and Kybella for the fat under the chin. If you have a very large area of fat then I would recommend the cool-mini. You appear to have a smaller area of fat and would do great with Kybella. I often combine Kybella with Thermage to help tighten the neck and jowls. Please consult an expert. Best, Dr. Green
During a Kybella treatment, the neck is first cleaned and numbed with topical lidocaine. A pattern is drawn on the neck and the product is injected into the fat pad - dissolving the fat. The body then absorbs the fat over several weeks. There is swelling, bruising, and some numbness in the area during this time. The injections are usually done once a month and it can take 2 to 6 treatments to reach full effect depending on the severity of the fat.
The cost is variable depending on the amount of fat to be treated but ranges from $1500 to $1900 per treatment. Looking at your photos I would imagine you would be at the lesser end of this spectrum. Effective alternatives for submental fat removal include liposuction and direct excision. The combination of liposuction with Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is a little outside the box.
A detailed examination will help delineate the best option. Consultation with a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery would be the next best step.
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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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