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Excess fat under the jawline can cause the appearance of a “double chin”.

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Many factors can contribute to excess neck fat and it can be extremely difficult to get rid of. Women specifically suffer from “turkey wattle,” which is excess loose skin under the chin caused by gravity and aging skin. 

There are many treatment options available at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York to help reduce double chins.

What are the treatment options?

Most treatments consist of Kybella™ or Liposuction of the Chin and Neck.

Devices used to treat this condition:

How does kybella work?

In the past, the only solutions to fixing double chins were liposuction or plastic surgery. Now, Kybella, an injectable that breaks down the targeted submental fat cells under the chin, can fix your double chin with little to no recovery. It works best on chin fat, not sagging skin due to aging skin. 

More about Kybella.

How does Liposculpture work?

Dilute local anesthetic is infiltrated into the fat, loosening the fat cells so they can be gently suctioned out of the body via micro-cannulas. Patients are generally comfortable during the recovery process, which typically takes 3-4 days and are requested to wear a comprehensive band for a week after to maintain healthy blood flow and minimize swelling. Bruising and swelling are usually slight and resolve within 10 to 14 days. 

More about Liposuction of the chin and neck

How does CoolSculpting work?

CoolSculpting® by Zeltiq is a fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to reduce fat in targeted areas of the body. An assortment of applicators allows for the most efficient delivery of the cooling system to eliminate fat cells without damaging surrounding cells and tissue. 

More about CoolSculpting

How does SculpSure work?

Sculpture utilizes laser energy to heat the treatment area, destroying fat cells while leaving local skin and tissue intact. The body eliminates the treated cells through natural processes.

Treatments are brief and comfortable. While you can complete your treatment on your lunch break, the results can be dramatic and long-lasting.

More about Sculpsure

Real Patients Before and After photos

Kybella to Treat Double Chin

Kybella to Treat Double Chin

Kybella to Treat Double Chin

Kybella to Treat Double Chin

Kybella Injections for Double Chin Treatment

Kybella Injections for Double Chin Treatment

Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed.

Double Chin Treatments In The News

Over-the-Top Treatments to Try Before Your Wedding Day – Kybella

Over-the-Top Treatments to Try Before Your Wedding Day – Kybella

“How a Dermatologist Can Eliminate Your Double Chin With an Injection” Robert T. Anolik, M.D., featured in Cosmopolitan

“How a Dermatologist Can Eliminate Your Double Chin With an Injection” Robert T. Anolik, M.D., featured in Cosmopolitan

Freeze Away Your Double Chin! Roy G. Geronemus, M.D., featured in Allure Magazine

Introducing Fat Freezing for Double Chin!

Introducing Fat Freezing for Double Chin!

double chin

Questions and Answers

Q: What Are The Side Effects of Kybella?

A: Following a Kybella treatment, you may experience temporary bruising, swelling, tenderness, or numbness. These side effects are very temporary and you won’t even need a bandage to leave the office. 

Q: How Many Treatments Are Needed?

A: Many patients experience a difference in their double chin in 2 – 4 treatments within 2 – 4 months. Doctors generally won’t administer more than 6 treatments.

Q: Will I Need Anesthesia For This Treatment?

A: Some physicians may use local anesthesia. They can either administer it prior to the Kybella injections or incorporate anesthesia into the injection.

Q: How Long Does This Treatment Last?

A: Kybella treatment typically only takes 5-10 minutes. 

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