Non-Invasive Procedure to Remove Double Chin
Both previous expert posters on correct. More "bang for your buck" with some type of liposuction. I prefer Smart Lipo under local anesthesia. All the other "non invasive" therapies are very limited and unpredictable.
There are a variety of ways to contour the chin
There are a variety of ways to contour the chin, including a few non-invasive options that have just recently been FDA approved. These non-invasive options include Kybella, which is an injectable treatment that dissolves fat in the chin, CoolMini, which uses cryolipolisis to freeze and eliminate fat cells, and ThermiTight, which uses radio frequency technology to reduce chin fat. These non-invasive treatments require minimal to no downtime, although they may require multiple sessions for best results. Chin liposuction is another option. It is a surgical procedure, but if you have it done on aFriday most people are able to go back to work Monday no problem. I recommend visiting a board-certified dermatologist who can help you find the best treatment plan for your lifestyle and goals.
Double chin options without surgery
Thank you for your question and for sharing your photos. There are several options for contouring the neck.
Non surgical options include:
1) Kybella to dissolve the fatty tissue in the submental area
2) Cool-mini treatment from Coolsculpting to target the same area
Adding a skin tightening device such as Ulthera or Profound to the neck
tissue in conjunction with the one of the above to further tighten the
would recommend that you visit with a board certified plastic surgeon
who offers the various options above to discuss the pros/cons of each
option and help you decide which is the best for you.
Kybella Might Be What You Are Looking For
The FDA just approved an injectable treatment to get rid of neck fat called Kybella. I just got back from the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic surgeons in Montreal and had a chance to talk to the manufacturer. It looks like it will be this fall when it's available. Here's what I learned.
Tumescent liposuction is your best option. The bandage is worn 48-72 hours , continuously. After that it is worn evenings only for 2 weeks. Usually , procedure is done on friday, so that by Monday, u can go back to work. It is an in-office procedure, under local anesthesia.
Limited Neck Liposuction For Small Double Chin Has A Quick Recovery
As you have corrently surmised, liposuction is the most effective treatment for a 'fat only' double chin that you have. Non-surgical options are a possibility, such as ultrasound and other heat-generating devices, but their effectiveness is limited and results can be spotty. I have found Lipodissolve injections to be effective but they cause tremendous swelling (double the neck size) for a week after and are worse in social appearance than any liposuction result. My recommendation is have liposuction done on a friday and just don't wear a neck strap to work on monday After 48 hours most of my patients don't wear them anyway. I think you may be chasing some very inferior treatments when the traditional fat removal method would work just fine and not be as socially limiting as you might think.
Fat in the right places
This is a common situation. Micro-liposuction is an option if you have a 3 day weekend?
If not, then you are looking at kybella. In my hands better results are obtained with liposuction but kybella (a medicine to dissolve fat) does have a role and you may be just the right patient. It is worth researching this option.
With liposuction you are exactly right a small garment is a must for at least 3 days.
The bruising is typically minimal though if you wear it 24 hrs /day for 3 days.
Hope this helps.
Best of luck.
You appear to be an excellent candidate for PrecisionTx a form of SmartLipo specifically tailored for removing the fat under the chin and jowls and tightening the skin as well.
Aloha, Dr C
Cool mini and Kybella are non-surgical options for correction of a double chin that last.
Hello and thank-you for sharing your question and photo.
We are very excited with the development of several non-invasive techniques for correction of a double chin. We offer the Cool mini as a non-surgical alternative to liposuction for the right candidate. Generally, two treatments are required separated by 4-6 weeks. We also offer Kybella which is another non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Generally 3-6 treatments are needed separated by 4-6 weeks. If there is mild to moderate skin laxity, combining the treatment with Ultherapy is an excellent option.
I would visit with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to learn about your options..
Andrew Lyos MD, FACS
CoolSculpting an option for double chin.
Zeltiq has announced the release of the CoolMini applicator. We just received it in our office. This applicator will enable us to treat the area under the chin, (the double chin). Prices will vary in each city. Best to contact your experienced CoolSculpting practice, and go in for a consult to see if you are an appropriate candidate.