The ‘double chin’ or excess fat below your chin is a common problem among both men and women. For some, it comes with age; for others, it can be genetic, with young adults having excess fat under their chin that never goes away, even with weight loss. This extra pocket of fat and skin can make a person look heavier or older than they are, detracting from the definition of the chin. There are two cosmetic procedures that can remedy a double chin, one surgical and another that only requires injections.
The surgical option is a chin lift. This usually involves liposuction to remove excess fat from under the chin, then a surgical procedure to tighten the skin. Many older people have a chin lift combined with a facelift for a complete makeover to create a younger appearance. There is some down time with this procedure since it is surgical, but it can have dramatic results for improving the look and shape of your face/chin.
Another less invasive option for removing a double chin is Kybella injections. This is especially effective for younger people that may not have the sagging skin that needs surgical tightening. These injections target the fat cells under the chin, rupturing them. The fat in the cells is reabsorbed into the body and the pocket of fat dissipates.
If you have a double chin and want to explore options to remove this excess fat or skin, consult your local plastic surgeon that offers both chin lifts and Kybella injections. Depending on your age and other factors, your surgeon can determine which will be the best solution for removing your double chin.
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Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
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