Get Rid of Your Double Chin Without Going Under the Knife

 In Aesthetics, Blog

Wish you could get rid of your double chin? Hate the way it makes you look and feel about yourself? According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 67% of people said they’re bothered by their double chin. A 2016 survey commissioned by Allergan, the company that developed Kybella, revealed that 47% of those surveyed reported being bothered by the appearance of the area underneath their chin. Though the results vary, if you are unhappy about your double chin, you’re not alone.

Causes of a Double Chin

It is a common belief that a double chin is a result of being overweight. While an unhealthy diet and high caloric intake can result in weight gain and excess fat, weight is only one of the possible contributing factors. Aging, posture, and genetics can also be the culprits behind a double chin.

As we age, our skin loses its elasticity. Along with other areas of the body, this can cause the skin under the chin to sag, creating a double chin. However, there are those who are young and slender, yet still, have a double chin. In many such cases, it can simply be a matter of genetics.

Poor posture can also contribute to a double chin. It can weaken the muscles of the neck and chin from lack of use, causing the skin to lose its elasticity. If you are hunched over a computer all day, you may want to make a conscious effort to improve your posture.

There are numerous exercises to combat a double chin and while exercise can’t hurt, there is a lack of scientific evidence to prove their effectiveness. A double chin can have a significant impact on self-perception and behavior. It can cause people to shy away from the camera and men may attempt to hide it by growing a beard. Still, some people just learn to live with it, thinking surgery is the only option. The truth is, there are non-surgical solutions to get rid of your double chin.

Kybella

Kybella is a non-surgical solution for reducing or eliminating a double chin. An injectable treatment, it is a prescription medicine used to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid which is a naturally-occurring molecule in the body. It helps facilitate the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.

Kybella is injected into the fat under your chin. This destroys the fat cells and prevents them from continuing to accumulate fat. With a series of small injections, it is possible to reduce or get rid of your double chin.

With Kybella, general anesthesia isn’t necessary and there is virtually no downtime. Patients receiving treatment typically return to their normal daily activities immediately. The treatment results are permanent, provided you maintain your weight. Excess weight gain can cause a double chin to reappear.

CoolSculpting Mini

Another non-surgical option to reduce or get rid of your double chin is CoolSculpting. The CoolMini is an applicator designed to effectively reduce fat under the chin and contour the neck. Using controlled cooling, Coolsculpting targets and kills stubborn fat cells.

In the weeks following treatment, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates dead cells. The treated fat cells are gone for good and maintaining a healthy lifestyle will help ensure long-lasting results. With this non-invasive fat reduction treatment, you can see results in 1-2 visits and it requires no needles, surgery or downtime.

Why Wait? Get Rid of Your Double Chin Now

Now you know you can avoid cosmetic surgery and still achieve your desired results!  The medical professionals at Vive Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetics can help you decide which treatment is right for you, Kybella or CoolSculpting. If weight is the cause of your double chin, we also offer medical weight loss plans. Vive is the first medical practice in the area specializing in weight loss and aesthetic medicine. Dr. Pinto and his highly qualified staff can help determine the best option for you. What are you waiting for? Schedule your consultation today and get rid of that annoying double chin.

 

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