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 right for you?
The answer depends on the severity of the chin fat. For those people with mild to moderate levels of submental fat (as well as excellent skin laxity), FDA-approved Kybella injections can be a great option. With just a single injection, Kybella injections dissolve submental fat cells without harming surrounding healthy tissue. Most patients only need one Kybella treatment to see significant and permanent results.
Chin liposuction can be a better option for patients with moderate to severe chin fat. During the liposuction procedure, a small incision can be made underneath the chin, rendering the surgical scar practically invisible. A small cannula will be placed through the incision to break up and remove chin fat. Patients may need additional skin-tightening procedures to help contour any loose skin after the surgical procedure.
To learn more about whether Kybella or chin liposuction is right for you, schedule a consultation with Laser Skin Care Center offers complete medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology for all of your skin concerns. Laser Skin Care Center serves the greater Long Beach area. Call (562)997-1144 today!