Nobody with a double chin looks attractive. Double chin is considered a sign
of unhealthy lifestyle. It is accumulation of excess fat below the chin and
around the neck, associated with sagging skin, appearing as an extra fold of
flesh. It is more common in obese and elderly people, although some people
with short neck and excess laxity of skin may also have double chin
How to get rid of a double chin?
A combination of different treatment modalities is usually required to achieve
the best results for double chin correction. A lipolytic solution is injected to
dissolve the extra fat. In addition, if there is associated laxity and sagging of
skin, then surgical thread lift is done. Further, muscle relaxant may be injected
in to the neck muscle (platysma) along the jaw line to define it well.
What is lipolytic injection?
Lipolytic injections, also known as fat dissolving injections, is a non-surgical
procedure to reduce or eliminate unwanted localised fat accumulation.
How does it work?
These substances are produced by body itself. When injected into the localised collection of fat pockets, these substances
cause the fat cells walls to dissolve; the fat is then eliminated 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 therapeutically used since 15 years and is considered extremely
Who is a good candidate for injection lipolysis?
Anyone with a double chin with good elasticity of skin is suitable candidate for
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 injection lipolysis procedure performed?
Injection lipolysis is an in-office procedure done under complete aseptic
The area to be treated is thoroughly cleansed and sterilised using an
Pockets of fat are palpated and encircled with a skin marking pencil.
Points of injections are marked spaced 1cm apart.
5-7 units on lipolytic solution is injected at each point.
A total of 2-3 ml of lipolytic solution is injected per sitting.
Any bleeding points are pressed firmly with a sterile gauze to prevent
At the end of the session, the treated area is again cleaned and antibacterial cream applied.
Is the treatment painful?
Lipolytic injection is associated with slight stinging and burning sensation,
although it is very well tolerated by majority of the clients. For more sensitive
people, a topical numbing cream can be applied for 30 minutes before the
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 SOS basis. However, no additional rest is
required post procedure..
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
When can I expect to see the results?
One can start to appreciate slight improvement after 2 sessions, however,
significant reduction in 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
safe and effective treatment option to get rid of the 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 is of utmost
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