Say Goodbye to Your Double Chin

Steps to take to improve your jawline and profile.

Say Goodbye to Double ChinPeople from their 20s to their 80s complain about having a double chin. Extra fat (submental fat) and fullness in the chin area can make you look older than your years. It also can make it difficult for women to wear certain necklines and uncomfortable for men to wear dress shirts and ties.

The good news is that you don’t need to fret about a double chin for a lifetime. You can take next steps now to start feeling better about yourself.

Determine the Cause

The first step to reducing a double chin is to determine what’s causing it. This is where your consultation with a facial cosmetic specialist will begin. Is it heredity –– does a double chin run in the family? Are you overweight –– by even 10 to 20 pounds? Are you getting to an age when you’re starting to see laxity in the skin of your lower face and neck area? Your answer may be one or a combination of these potential causes.

Consider Your Options for Treatment

Submental Liposuction
Submental liposuction is a quick and minimally invasive surgical procedure in which Dr. Robert J. Smyth, face and neck rejuvenation surgeon and specialist in Cincinnati, OH, makes a small incision discretely hidden under the chin where no one can see it. He then uses a tiny canula to remove the excess fat from that area.

Why Patients Choose This Option:

  • This simple procedure is performed under strictly local anesthesia and takes only about 30 minutes. You will feel no pain and avoid the risks and recovery associated with general anesthesia.
  • Post-procedure, you will leave with a small bandage over the tiny incision and will be asked to wear a bandage wrap that goes under their chin and up over the top of your head for just the first 24 hours post-op.
  • You may experience a bit of bruising after your procedure, but most patients go back to work and resume activities within two days post-procedure.
  • You’ll see immediate results that last six to 10 years, provided you maintain a fairly steady weight over that period of time.

Kybella®
KYBELLA® is an injectable, prescription medicine (deoxycholic acid) used to improve the appearance and profile of extra fat below the chin. Kybella is not a permanent solution. Several treatments are generally needed to attain desired results, and treatments may need to be repeated every couple of years.

Why Patients Choose This Option:

  • No incision but less predictability as to results compared to submental liposuction. Check out the before and after photos of actual Kybella patients on the KYBELLA website. You will see a range of results in terms of how much fullness is actually eliminated.
  • A newer and popular option but, typically speaking, younger patients whose skin is still resilient will have better results with KYBELLA than older patients whose skin is showing signs of laxity.

CoolSculpting®
CoolSculpting is fat-freezing technology that uses a machine to suction and reduce fat from under the chin. CoolSculpting results can take weeks to months to appear, and most patients require more than one treatment.

Why Patients Choose This Option:

  • No incision, but less predictability as to results compared to submental liposuction.
  • A newer option, but it can be far more expensive in the long run than submental liposuction. CoolSculpting may need to be repeated every few years, depending upon the fullness under your chin, your overall health, weight, etc. (Think cost per treatment multiplied by the number of treatments needed.)

Take the Final Step to Getting Rid of Your Double Chin

For a quick and long-lasting return on your investment, submental liposuction may be your best choice. However, if you hate the thought of undergoing even the most minor of procedures, you may want to consider KYBELLA injections or CoolSculpting treatments.

Whatever your decision, be sure to visit several facial cosmetic rejuvenation surgeons, ask questions, and determine your overall total cost before making a choice.

Let’s talk. Dr. Robert J. Smyth in Cincinnati OH has performed more than 3,000 minimally-invasive facelifts and thousands of other surgical and non-surgical, anti-aging, facial cosmetic procedures, including upper eyelifts, lower eyelid lifts, brow lifts, submental liposuction, laser skin resurfacing, chin implants, injectables (dermal fillers) and Botox. For more information or to schedule a one-on-one, complimentary, no-pressure consultation with Dr. Smyth to discuss today’s finest solutions for attaining the natural, refreshed and “younger-you” look you deserve, call 513.201.8490