Many people are self-conscious about the fat under their chins and experience low self-esteem as a result. Gained weight, genetics, and aging play a role in developing fullness under the chin.
A healthy diet and constant exercise just aren’t enough for fat between the chin and neck to dissipate. But look no farther—there are ways to get rid of that double chin and feel confident in your profile again.
One of the most exciting options, Renuvion, is offered only in Tucson at About Faces Cosmetic Surgery. Renuvion is the new FDA-cleared procedure that tightens the skin with plasma energy. It’s a minimally invasive surgery with little downtime.
Another surgical procedure, chin augmentation, uses implants to supplement existing bone, which gives a greater definition to the chin. Small incisions are made underneath the chin, which creates a small pocket to insert an implant. It takes about an hour and it’s often done along with neck liposuction or a facelift.
Kybella – what is it?
Submental fullness, or a double chin, could be a problem of the past when you discuss Kybella with Dr. Mikel Lo. Kybella is the only FDA-approved injection that reduces fat under the chin and neck area with just two to five non-consecutive sessions. With a short procedural time of 15 to 20 minutes, Kybella destroys the fat cells that reside under the chin and stops cells from collecting fat, allowing for a double chin to disappear!
Synthetic deoxycholic acid is the active ingredient in Kybella—but don’t worry, deoxycholic acid occurs naturally in our body, breaking down fatty foods that we ingest every day. The amount of treatments varies, depending on each person’s desired profile.
Other non-surgical options
Other non-surgical options include fillers—Juvéderm Voluma®, Juvéderm Vollure™ and Radiesse®—that can shape the chin, giving the appearance of a chin augmentation without having to do invasive surgery. Fillers also soften the lines around the chin, which give a smoother appearance. Fillers are done in-office with minimal downtime.
Dr. Lo and his team of experts are available to help you start feeling confident in your profile again. Do you think any of these procedures are right for you? Schedule a consultation and discuss your options—your self-confidence will thank you!