The lower portion of our face is one of the first places to show visible signs of aging and changes in weight. A little extra fat below the chin can adversely affect every aspect of how we look from frontal view to our profile. What’s worse, under-chin fat is nearly impossible to treat with diet and exercise alone. But there is hope! Neck liposuction remains the gold standard for patients looking to improve the contours of their neck and under-chin area. Patients can achieve instant, long-lasting results with a one-time procedure. However, liposuction is considered a surgical procedure that requires time for recovery. The good news is, liposuction has come a long way since it’s initial conception. So, how invasive is it? View More Patient Results *Individual results may vary Neck Liposuction: The ProcedureNeck lipo is done as an outpatient procedure under local anesthetic. Pinchable fat below the chin is removed, and collagen is stimulated for added skin tightening effects. Three very small incisions are made in the natural folds of [...]
Have you noticed extra skin and fat under your chin or along your neck? According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, submental fullness, also known as a double chin, is an issue that affects nearly 68% of all Americans. You’re not alone! While double chins are common in conjunction with weight gain, they also affect people who are at their ideal weight. A well-defined jaw and slim neckline can shave years off your appearance and make you appear younger and slimmer. There are three great procedures that remove neck fat and define the jawline. Neck Liposuction Neck liposuction is good for those with excess fat, but not sagging skin. Most patients who benefit from liposuction are younger and have good skin elasticity. During a neck liposuction procedure, fat is removed through a small tube and suction. This procedure removes fat cells and sculpts and contours the neck. Kybella Kybella was approved by the FDA in 2015 and is the only non-surgical way to contour the chin. Kybella is injected into targeted fat areas behind the chin. It [...]
Have you heard about Kybella treatments yet? Kybella is a revolutionary new injectable that’s designed to target and eliminate fat cells in the submental (under chin) tissue. This FDA-approved treatment has been shown to reduce the appearance of double chins and loose neck, all while providing contouring under the chin. In short, if you’ve been having trouble losing fat under your chin, or in the mid-upper neck it’s time to let Kybella step in and help. Kybella 101 Kybella is now available at the Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, California. We’re proud to offer Kybella treatments to clients who are looking to eliminate the appearance of a double chin (fullness immediately under the chin in the upper neck). Ideal clients will already be committed to a healthy diet and exercise regimen, and understand that Kybella does not prevent the formation of new fat deposits associated with weight gain. Kybella is an injectable that contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring compound that’s designed to eat away at fat cells. Kybella is currently only approved by the FDA for submental [...]
It seems to be a tale as old as time: No matter how hard you work out or how clean you eat, the fat tissue underneath your chin refuses to bulge. In fact, it’s making it tough for you to show off all your hard work, simply because that double chin makes you seem like you’re carrying excessive weight. Excess submental fat – otherwise known as a double chin – happens for a variety of reasons. One of the most obvious is weight gain; however, some people are genetically prone to developing excess submental fat. To make matters worse, this area can be notoriously difficult to treat, as facial fat is typically lost as a result of larger weight loss. For people struggling to lose their chin fat, there are two fantastic options available at Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, CA – Kybella and chin liposuction. Both treatments have been shown to significantly reduce excess underchin fat. Both can lead to permanent results with proper diet and exercise. But when it comes down to it, which treatment is [...]
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