Double chin removal is possible with chin injections, liposuction and chin Coolsculpting. We provide all three methods for chin reduction.
Until a couple of years ago, surgery or liposuction was the only option for submental fat. But there have been innovative treatments introduced into Brisbane over the last three years for double chin reduction. The first was Coolsculpting of the chin, and more recently double chin injections have revolutionised the treatment of submental fat deposits. Cooltech was also introduced as an alternative to Coolsculpting for cryolipolysis.
At SkinRevision we offer all three alternatives for double chin removal. The treatments vary in their effect, the number of procedures you require, downtime and after impact. Which treatment is best for you is dependent on the amount and position of your unwanted double chin. We offer a free assessment to help you with making your decision.
What causes a double chin?
A double chin is an accumulation of fat beneath the jaw (also known as submental adipose). A double chin can be related to your genes, ageing, hormonal influences or body weight. Reducing weight can lessen the appearance. However, it is often stubborn and difficult to remove. Under chin, fat exaggerates how old you look and can make you look heavier than you are. Submental fat is a concern for men and women. Sometimes a double chin occurs in young people of a healthy weight!
How To Get Rid Of A Double Chin
There are surgical and non-surgical approaches to shift submental chin fat. The cost, number of treatments, recovery time as well as how quickly you see a more defined jawline vary. At SkinRevision we offer fat freezing, double chin injections and liposuction for chin fat removal.
1. Double Chin Injections
The newest method for double chin removal is via injection, with a product that dissolves submental. The therapy was introduced to Brisbane in 2017 but have been used in America for several years under the name of Kybella. All of our Doctors provide the chin injections as an alternative for our clients.
2. Coolsculpting Chin
Cryo-lipolysis uses a machine to freeze the area of unwanted fat. A minimum of two treatments is required to reduce your submental adipose, but this is dependent on how fat you have around your neck. We charge $595 per double chin treatment with our Cryo-lipolysis machine. We have chosen to use the Cooltech as we can deliver the therapy to our clients at a more affordable price than Coolsculpting.
3. Chin Liposuction
An alternative for isolated fat deposits is chin liposuction. It is less invasive than neck lift surgery, but it is still a surgical procedure so expect downtime with bruising and pain for a couple of weeks. The advantage of chin liposuction is that you can expect high impact reduction in any fat deposits with one treatment. Our Dr Shadi consults for chin liposuction, chin injections and fat freezing techniques.
4. Double Chin Surgery Neck Lift
Double chin surgery or neck lift surgery will not only remove the double chin but also tighten sagging neck skin and reduce neck lines and wrinkles. If you have advanced sagging and excessive loose skin, this treatment combined with double chin surgery would be your best bet for a dramatic improvement. We can provide a referral to skilled Brisbane plastic surgeons for neck lifts.
5. Thread Neck Lift
A less invasive approach if you have sagging is to combine double chin removal with either injections or Coolsculpting and a neck thread lift. Dr Shadi performs thread lifts as well.
All options have their pros and cons, and the procedure you decide upon will ultimately depend on the results you want to achieve. Our experienced team will be able to let you know if non-surgical double chin treatment is the right way for you to proceed.
The Details of Double Chin Treatment
Double Chin Injections
The chin injections we use is approved by the TGA in Australia. It is used for double chin reduction by targeting sub mental adipose. This method of double chin treatment is minimally invasive therapy and non-surgical.
What are the ingredients for Chin Fat Injections?
It is synthetic lecithin type chemical that can disrupt fat cell membranes, so they release the fat content to break them down. We have small amounts occurring naturally in our bodies. The chemical has been compounded in pharmacies for around 15 years for fat reduction, but until recently was not approved.
What happens to treated chin fat?
When the fat cell membrane is disrupted, the contents (free fatty aside and glycerol) leak into the surrounding tissue. The natural body systems remove them to the liver where they are slowly metabolised and released from your body. It is a highly effective treatment, but sometimes you will require a series of treatments. Most people need 2, but sometimes more, depending on the amount of adipose present.
What is involved in the Double Chin Removal procedure?
- An Initial Consultation to find out if you are a suitable candidate for double chin injections or if you would be better suited to chin liposuction or chin Coolsculpting. The advantages and disadvantages of each approach will be discussed. We assess your particular sub mental adipose and can help with recommendations and the cost involved with each.
- Topical anaesthetic or local infiltration can be applied as to make the procedure more comfortable.
- A small injection template is applied to facilitate accurate injection of small doses evenly.
- The chin injection procedure takes minutes. So expect your whole process to be about 30 minutes.
How long does it take for the double chin injections to work?
Everyone is different due to the different amounts of submental fat. However, there are some ballpark guidelines we can share. Once we assess your face, we will be able to be more accurate, although, with all cosmetic procedures, the response is individual, depending on whether you have a single, double, triple or quadruple chin.
The number of treatment sessions varies from one (rare), two, four, or more(rare). Each treatment is separated by one month, and with each treatment, there is a predictable amount of fat cells disrupted and then metabolised. We aim for progressive chin fat reduction with repeated treatments. If you have large amounts of submental fat, then considering chin liposuction may be a better option.
Can fat reducing injections be used in other areas of the body?
The short answer is yes, but is considered off-label and at the discretion of our Doctors for small or modest deposits elsewhere on the body. We would need to consult with you thoroughly.
What is the difference between chin liposuction and injections?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure. It is considered minimally invasive and can occur under local anaesthesia. Chin liposuction is a mechanical process of sucking out excess fat, and more significant amounts of fat can be processed in a single treatment. So there is an immediate removal and an option for people with moderate to sizeable submental fat deposits. As with any surgical procedure the risks of brushing, swelling and the need to wear compression garments after the procedure, pain etc. need to be factored in, i.e. the downtime.
- Double chin injections do not have downtime as such, but there can be considerable swelling and discomfort after the procedure.
- Chin Coolsculpting has some swelling but is perhaps the least invasive. Lateral chin fat can be treated with Coolsculpting.
What Do I need to do after the chin treatment?
- There is no particular post care required after your double chin treatment.
- The swelling can persist several days (so do not book your appointment before a vital occasion)
- Bruising is not common, but at any injection site, there is the risk of small bruises which can be camouflaged with makeup.
- You can return to your regular activity immediately. Be aware of the swelling for any critical events in your work or life calendar. We would not advise strenuous exercise for 24 hours, but a walk after treatment is beneficial.
Are double chin Injections painful?
We are using needles and injecting an irritant into your fat, so we do use a local anaesthetic to make it as comfortable as we can. People with high needle phobias should perhaps consider chin Coolsculpting (if you are suitable), but we will work with you to make it as comfortable as we can.
What are the side effects of double chin injection?
- Most people can return to normal activities immediately after double chin treatment.
- There is a slight discomfort afterwards
- There is a scarce chance of an ulcer or scar developing on the skin, but our doctors will go over this thoroughly when you have your initial consultation
- What are the results from double chin injections?
You should notice a visible reduction in your double chin, as well as a tightening and smoothing of the jawline definition. The results are progressive, and some people will require multiple treatments to achieve the results they need, i.e. a more defined chin and jawline.
Double Chin Exercises
A Question we are often asked is about exercises to get rid of a double chin. However, there are no chin exercises you can do that will assist in spot reduction of submental fat. If you undertake an activity, especially HIIT, it will help reduce overall weight and can impact to help slim the neck and chin. However submental fat is often resistant, a spot treatment to lessen this area will be required if you want a more slim and refined jawline. There is no harm in doing double chin exercises but do not expect it is going to help more than standard diet and weight loss measures for double chin removal.