Double chin is considered a sign of an unhealthy lifestyle. Collection of excess fat beneath the chin and around the neck, associated with sagging skin, appearing as an extra fold of flesh is called a double chin or chin fullness. It is more common in obese and elderly people, although some people with short necks and excess laxity of skin may also have a double chin. Looking for the perfect photo on social media?
What is a double chin removal?
A combination of different aesthetic treatment and cosmetic treatment modalities is usually required to achieve the best results for double chin correction. A lipolytic solution is injected under the chin area to dissolve the extra fat. In addition, if there is associated laxity and sagging of age skin, then a surgical thread lift is done. Further, a muscle relaxant may be injected into the neck muscle (platysma) along the jawline to give the perfect definition.
In double chin reduction, the targeted area that shows fat deposits along the neck and chin are subjected to treatment to reduce double chin using anti-aging procedures. These are invasive procedures or using minimally invasive USA FDA-approved lipolytic injections.
What causes a double chin?
There are various factors namely, age, diet, genetics, posture, and mainly obesity. Other systemic diseases can also give rise to submental fat deposits along the chin and neck.
Age:With aging, the skin under the chin becomes lax and gives rise to a saggy double chin appearance.
Diet:High consumption of processed food and a diet rich in fats can lead to a collection of fat below the chin.
Genetics:Individuals with a family history of skin disorders with low elasticity are more likely to develop a double chin.
Posture:Surrounding skin around the neck loses elasticity over a period of time if the muscles of the neck and chin are subjected to poor posture which can give rise to a double chin.
Obesity:Overall increase in body weight also causes fat deposition beneath the chin.
What are the treatments of a double chin?
Lipolysis is also known as liposculpture and uses liposuction or laser heat to dissolve the fat and contour the skin.
Mesotherapy is a procedure in which a small amount of fat-dissolving solution is injected into the extra fat under the chin. Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is a USA FDA-approved lipolytic injection used for double chin reduction. Kybella works best for moderate to severe fat along with dietary and lifestyle changes.
What is lipolytic injection?
Lipolytic injections, also known as fat dissolving injections, are a non-surgical procedure to reduce or eliminate unwanted localized fat collection in the treatment area. Chin profile view is best to examine double chin. Kybella treatment is FDA approved injectable treatment for submental fat reduction. It destroys fat cells in the neck area and submental area.
How does it work?
These substances are produced by the body itself.
When injected into the localized collection of fat pockets, these substances cause the fat cell walls and cell membranes to dissolve. The dissolved fat is then removed by the body’s metabolic process. By reducing the number of fat cells in the area, the amount of fat stored in the area is reduced.
PPC is being used for double chin treatment for 15 years and is considered extremely safe.
Who is a good candidate for injection lipolysis?
Anyone with a double chin with good elasticity of the skin is a suitable candidate for injection lipolysis.
It is also important that the client is positively motivated to maintain a healthy lifestyle to maintain the results.
Who are not suitable for the treatment?
If you are any of the following, you must not be treated with Lipolysis:
Patients with cardiovascular diseases
Patients with certain allergies
Patients who currently have or used to have malignant disorders
Patients with blood disorders
Patients with kidney diseases
How is the injection lipolysis procedure performed?
Injection lipolysis is an in-office procedure done under complete aseptic conditions.
The area to be treated is thoroughly cleaned and sterilized using an alcohol swab.
The treated area is applied with local anesthesia to provide numbness at the injection sites.
Pockets of fat are palpated and encircled with a skin marking pencil.
5-7 units of the lipolytic solution are injected at each point.
A total of 2-3 ml of lipolytic solution is injected per sitting.
Any bleeding points are pressed firmly with sterile gauze to prevent bruising.
At the end of the session, the treated area is again cleaned and anti-bacterial cream applied.
Is the treatment painful?
The lipolytic injection is associated with a slight stinging and burning sensation, although it is very well tolerated by the majority of clients. For more sensitive people, a topical numbing cream can be applied for 30 minutes before the procedure.
How much time does the session take?
A lipolysis treatment session takes between 45-60 minutes
What should I expect during my recovery period?
There might be slight soreness and swelling for 2-3 days post-procedure. You may do icing to reduce the discomfort. Additionally, an analgesic may be advised by the doctor for usage on an SOS basis. However, no additional rest is required post-treatment.
How many sessions are required?
Depending on the amount of fat accumulation, one may require 4-6 sessions for best results.
How frequently the sessions are done?
Injection lipolysis treatment is done every 2-3 weeks till desired results are achieved.
When can I expect to see the results?
One can start to appreciate slight improvement after 2 sessions, however, a significant reduction in the double chin can be noticed after 4-5 sessions.
What are the possible side effects?
Injection lipolysis is not associated with any long-term adverse effects. It is a safe and effective treatment option to get rid of stubborn double chin fat.
Are the results permanent?
As per the latest research, fat cells once dissolved do not return. This means that the results of injection lipolysis are relatively permanent. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and preventing weight gain are of utmost importance. Addition treatments might be required to tighten the skin.
How to Get Rid of Double Chin?
There are six exercises that can help to strengthen the muscles and skin around the chin. Each of these exercises must be repeated for 10-15 minutes daily to get rid of submental fullness.
Straight Jaw Jut
PBottom Jaw Jut
Hold the position open mouth for few minutes. Perform the exercise regularly. Chewing gum is also known to reduce double chin, however, it's not recommended.
Can diet and exercise help to reduce double chin?
Weight gain can give rise to a double chin and hence weight loss and regular exercise are recommended. Lifestyle changes are an important step towards achieving the goal.
Daily eat four servings of vegetables
Daily eat three servings of fruits
Use whole grains
Avoid processed food
Eat food cooked in olive oil, also consume avocados and nuts
avoid oily and fried foods
Consume low-fat dairy products
Cut down on sugar intake
Consume naturally occurring dietary fats
We recommend moderate physical activity of 20 minutes to 45 minutes daily.
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