Types of surgery for a double chin?
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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.
All three will give you some skin tightening.
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Kybella for double chin
Yes. There is a new injectable called Kybella that was specifically designed to melt the sub-mental fat under the chin and eradicated the "double chin". Schedule an appointment with an experienced injector to be assessed in person and discuss. You sound like an ideal candidate.
Non-surgical ways to treat the double chin
There are many non-surgical ways to treat the double chin. You can have Kybella which is great way to permanently dissolve the fat under the chin through a series of two to four injections. Cool-mini is highly effective at treated a larger bulge under the neck in just one hour without any needles. Thermage tightens the skin around the neck and jowls and improves the appearance by producing new collagen. Please consult an expert in treating the neck. Best, Dr. Green
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Kybella Can Replace Surgery for a Double Chin
If you have a small amount of fat underneath your chin, you may want to avoid a surgical procedure and opt for Kybella. Treatment with Kybella consists of a series of well-placed injections of deoxycholic acid – a substance found naturally in our bodies – to dissolve the fat cells underneath the chin. It usually takes about three to four series of injections to obtain optimal results, but I have had patients with little to no fat that respond in just 2 treatments. The final look of your chin is visible after two to three months. It is a fast procedure, usually taking just about 5 minutes in the doctor's office. Kybella has minimal downtime and minor side effects, such as slight bruising and swelling. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist to find out if you are a good candidate for nonsurgical removal of your double chin with Kybella.
Double chin treatment options
Options for Double Chin Treatment
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. Most non-invasive treatments have not been proven safe nor FDA approved for treatment of the jowls.
The most dramatic results in the neck and jowls are achieved with a laser/liposuction with Precision tx or Smartlipo; 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. Each option has the possiblity of side effects.
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.
Treatment of skin laxity
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