Everybody knows that regular exercise and eating right will work wonders for our health and self-esteem. But some stubborn areas refuse to respond to these healthy habits, especially the spot just under the jaw and chin. This submental fat adds an unattractive layer that gives you the appearance of having another chin, and it can prove challenging to eliminate it through diet and exercise alone.
Although this double chin may seem like it’s not going anywhere, aesthetic medicine has not one effective and fast remedy, but two. Two answers to the problem of two chins, if you will. These procedures are Liposuction and Kybella, and both can give you that sleek, elegant neckline.
This non-surgical correction for submental fat uses injections to eliminate your double chin with minimal downtime. Kybella’s active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in our bodies to break down fat cells. Once this injectable is introduced into the treatment area, it destroys the submental fat permanently over the next weeks, improving neck contour.
This treatment requires no anesthesia, incisions, or downtime. Your body will naturally dispose of dead cells through its metabolic process. There may be some bruising and redness, but these will subside in four or five days. There will be no bandages or scarring to worry about, but you may require multiple sessions for the best results.
Neck liposuction is another cosmetic correction to resolve your double chin. This procedure uses a cannula placed through tiny incisions to suction out unwanted fat cells in less than an hour. Unlike Kybella injections, you may need to take a day or two off from work or your daily routine for recovery.
Scarring is minimal as the incisions are tiny and strategically hidden within the skin folds and under the chin. Bandages will be necessary after surgery and for several hours afterward. The advantage liposuction has over Kybella is that it resolves submental fat in only one session.
We offer two fantastic, state-of-the-art procedures to eliminate unwanted fat pads under the jawline and chin. Which is best depends on personal preferences and lifestyle. To learn which procedure is best for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Montante today. He will review the pros and cons of each process, make his recommendation, and allow you to make an informed decision.
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