Double chins can make you look older and heavier than you feel by creating a loose, bulging neckline. It’s hard to avoid a double chin as we age, with the combination of sagging skin and variable areas of fat accumulation.
Chin and neck liposuction and Lipodissolve fat dissolving injections are two of our most popular cosmetic treatments here at ENRICH Clinic.
What are fat dissolving injections?
A fat dissolving injection is exactly what it sounds like: a special substance strategically administered is capable of dissolving small amounts of fat. Removing a double chin with fat dissolving injections is a reasonably straightforward procedure performed by one of our expert cosmetic doctors.
The fat dissolving injections go directly into the fatty layer just under the skin of your neck, just under the chin. Once the fat is gone, the skin will naturally retract, so you aren’t left with sagging skin after your chin and neck fat removal treatments.
How does liposuction or a fat dissolving injection make me look younger?
Double chins are uncommon in young people. Our chin liposuction and fat-dissolving treatments contour the chin and neckline, so your profile appears well defined, which often results in a neckline that resembles your younger self. This treatment has the effect of shaving years off your face.
A bonus is that chin and neck liposuction or fat dissolving injection treatments can also appear to shave kilos off, with just a few grams of fat removed. You can look younger and thinner from only one treatment!
(You can do multiple treatments for even better results by doing our facial sculpting program.)
How to get rid of a double chin
There are a few causes of a double chin, and some (albeit limited) options when it comes to improving your profile.
The first and most obvious (but sometimes the hardest) option is to lose weight. Carrying excess weight around is one of the major causes of a double chin, in which case, your neckline may be somewhat within your control.
When you lose weight loss there can be a reflection of this loss in your double chin and neck profile, however, it is usually minimal. The chin is a tricky place to lose weight.
A genetic double chin can be present even in younger people, and there is no way to reshape it without chin liposuction or fat dissolving injections. You can’t exercise or diet a genetic double chin away.
Ageing skin and a loss of collagen can result in a double chin, which is a little harder to deal with using liposuction or fat dissolving injections alone. Skin collagen production (our skin’s structural integrity, or scaffolding) lessens over time, which is what causes sagging and wrinkling. In this case, saggy neck skin can be made to appear saggier by removing the fat inside a double chin. In this case, the fat improves the appearance of the double chin – without it, you have a saggy neckline.
Liposuction or fat dissolving injections may be suitable for those with saggy neck skin and a double chin, and adding a skin-tightening procedure, depending on the patient, may be key to outstanding results.
How we do chin and neck liposuction
Dr Michael Rich at ENRICH Clinic uses the tumescent liposuction technique. This procedure involves filling the treatment area with a special fluid that makes the treatment safer, with smoother results and a faster recovery.
The tumescent fluid acts as an anaesthetic while also constricting local blood vessels, therefore quelling bleeding before it starts. This fluid reduces bruising dramatically. Tumescent fluid also softens fat, so it is easier to remove.
We take the fat from just underneath the skin via one or two small incisions and a microcannula – a tiny tube. The tube provides access to the treatment area so the fat can be suctioned out strategically by Dr Rich.
Liposuction at ENRICH Clinic is performed using only a local anaesthetic.
Recovery from chin and neck liposuction
The results of chin liposuction are long-lasting; however, maintaining a healthy weight is vital after any fat removal treatment. Recovery after chin liposuction tends to be speedy with very few complicating factors. As with any surgery, you must be on the lookout for signs that your recovery isn’t going to plan.
The chin and neck treatment areas are small so that you can expect a little soreness, swelling and possibly slight bruising. This discomfort should dissipate quickly, and you’ll be back to your regular activities in no time. Typically the more fat removed, the longer your recovery.
There are specific aftercare procedures you’ll need to follow at home. Instructions may include keeping the area covered, wearing a compression bandage or garment, and ensuring you’ve booked in some time out to recover at home. Dr Rich will advise you what is required.
Fat-dissolving injections for a double chin
The fat dissolving injections we use at ENRICH Clinic contain a naturally occurring substance in the body called deoxycholate. Fat-dissolving injections are best used in small areas, making these them perfect for the chin and neck area.
Fat-dissolving injections work much more slowly than chin liposuction, as we are injecting deoxycholate, which breaks down fat. The fat dissolves, then your body’s natural clean-up crew does the rest over the coming months.
You usually need a couple of sessions to administer a full treatment. This depends on the patient and the treated area. It is often recommended that there is a series of injections, every fortnight for two months.
Fat-dissolving injections aren’t comparable with liposuction – they both remove fat, but in very different ways.
How do I decide if I want liposuction or fat dissolving injections?
Often the price tag, downtime, and overall preference will dictate the decision to use one or the other for the chin and neck area. Ideally, pop into the clinic for a consultation with one of our expert cosmetic doctors. We can talk through your concerns and come to a suitable decision that fits in with your budget and body.
If you’re not sure about liposuction, here is a scientific review from which to draw the facts.
Benefits of chin liposuction or fat dissolving injections
- Look younger
- Look thinner, despite only a small amount of fat removed
- Combine chin/neck fat removal treatments with other cosmetic procedures for optimal results
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