- Non-surgical options to remove a double chin in Vancouver
- Surgical options to remove a double chin in Vancouver
- Conclusion: the best ways to remove a double chin in Vancouver are non-surgical
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A common bodily annoyance among both men and women in our town is excess fat on the face. This can be on the cheeks, jowls or chin. Thankfully, there are ways to achieve double chin removal in Vancouver.
In this article, we’ll explore and evaluate the options to achieve a slimmer face profile, and to define your jawline, as a result of chin fat removal.
Keep in mind we won’t discuss diet and exercise in this article, because those are obvious things we all should be doing on a regular basis. Having a ‘second chin’ look is an extremely difficult area to lose without intervention because it can be caused by genetics or age. We all have ‘stubborn’ fat on our bodies that won’t respond to weight loss methods. That’s where chin fat removal technologies come in.
Non-surgical options to remove a double chin in Vancouver
Cosmetic double chin removal is often best done non-surgically nowadays. There are several highly-effective methods to contour the chin and slim the face without using a knife. Surgery is rarely needed for this concern.
The non-surgical options to remove a double chin in Vancouver include:
Belkyra™ chin fat dissolving injections (a.k.a. Kybella®)
Belkyra™, known as Kybella® in the U.S.A., is an injectable solution made of deoxycholic acid. This substance dissolves fat by breaking down the walls of fat cells. When the fat cells die, they are naturally removed by your body.
The Belkyra™ method to ‘get rid of that double chin’ comes with no downtime (other than swelling, aching, tingling or firmness at the injection site for a few days). Yet, it is highly effective, making it all the more desirable.
Some people see satisfactory results within 2 treatment sessions, though some need up to 6 treatments. No one can have more than 6 treatments of deoxycholic acid for submental chin reduction.
The results are permanent for the existing fat that is removed.
Learn more about our Vancouver Belkyra™ double chin injections here.
CoolSculpting® for a double chin
Chin fat freezing is a great option for both a female or male double chin reduction.
CoolSculpting® in particular is an ultra-popular fat freezing technology that works on multiple body parts. But did you know that some clinics carry a newer, special applicator designed for small areas, like the under chin fat area?
CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive treatment to kill fat cells by using extreme cold. It also comes with little to no downtime. However, you may experience some swelling, redness or tingling in the area for a few weeks, which is normal. These should not inhibit your daily activities.
Most patients see satisfactory results in 1-2 sessions, though this depends on each person.
The results are permanent for the existing fat that is removed.
Learn more about our Vancouver CoolSculpting® double chin treatments here.
Botox® and dermal fillers for a chin and buccal fat removal effect
Sometimes, people think they have a double chin, but they don’t; their facial anatomy may only be creating the look of submental fullness (that’s the medical term for a ‘double chin’).
There are a few notable ways this can happen:
- The chin bone is not well-defined, causing the under-chin area to angle down towards the neck.
- The fat or muscle in the cheek area is causing a rounder, wider jawline.
- The skin under the chin is sagging due to loss of elasticity, as an aging factor.
For points 1 and 2 above, the solution is often found with Botox® and dermal fillers – two minimally-invasive, no-downtime procedures. We’ll discuss point 3 in the next section, below.
Botox® can relax the muscles in the masseter area, where the chin and jawline is. This can reduce the size of the muscle, creating a slimmer face profile.
Dermal fillers, like Juvéderm®, can add definition to the chin and jawline. They do this by adding a long-lasting, medically-safe gel under the skin. This can reduce the look of a double chin.
The effects of Botox® last about 3 – 4 months in most people. The effects of dermal filler can last anywhere from 8 months to 5 years, depending on the type of dermal filler used, and how your body responds to the substance.
Learn more about our Vancouver Botox® and dermal filler options here.
See more on our blog:
- How does masseter Botox® work for face slimming and TMJ (TMD)?
- Vancouver facial slimming: how the face accumulates fat and what you can do with facial fat removal
Ultherapy® skin tightening for a ‘turkey neck’ and sagging jowls
Above, we mentioned that a double chin look can be created when “the skin under the chin is sagging due to loss of elasticity, as an aging factor.”
When this is the case, the solution is to focus on skin tightening by way of stimulating collagen production. One of the best ways to do this is with Ultherapy®. Ultherapy® is considered the “gold standard” in skin tightening.
Ultherapy® uses ultrasound waves to create heat in the deepest layers of the skin. The heat then stimulates collagen production.
This technology is not only clinically-proven, it is the only Health Canada licensed procedure to lift skin under the chin, on the neck and even the eyebrows.
Ultherapy® comes with no downtime. It is recommended to repeat treatments every 12 – 24 months, to maintain results (since we all continue to age – even after medical aesthetic treatments!).
Learn more about our Vancouver Ultherapy® treatments here.
Surgical options to remove a double chin in Vancouver
While we would always recommend a non-surgical option before seeking plastic surgery, we still acknowledge there are more traditional ways to achieve a ‘chiseled’ jawline look. Surgery can come with risks of infection or otherwise, so just be aware of what you are getting into when you shop for these services.
The surgical options to remove a double chin in Vancouver include:
Chin liposuction to remove submental fat
Just like liposuction for removing belly fat in Vancouver, this method works by creating a small opening in the skin under the chin. Fat is then removed with a suction device. After the fat is removed, the skin is closed up with sutures.
The sutures need to be removed about one week after the procedure. Total healing time can take at least a few weeks, depending on your body’s own response to the procedure.
A neck lift to remove excess skin and fat
A neck lift can remove both sagging skin and fat at the same time. If your issue is with both submental fullness and skin laxity, then this may be a faster, more permanent way to address your chin fat.
A neck lift can require a few weeks of downtime to recover, depending on how your own body responds to the procedure.
Buccal fat removal to remove cheek fat
Another procedure related to double chin fat removal is buccal fat removal. Or, we could say, cheek fat reduction or jowl fat removal. So far, ‘true’ buccal fat removal can only be done surgically.
This procedure involves creating an incision on the inside of the mouth. Cheek fat is then pushed out from there. When the process is complete, the incision is stitched back up.
As with any surgical procedure, you can expect at least a week of downtime, and a few weeks of healing time. You may also need to be on a liquid-only diet during the healing time.
To conclude: the best ways to remove a double chin in Vancouver are non-surgical
Sometimes, surgical solutions provide more dramatic results when it comes to aesthetic changes. However, with the non-surgical options available today for Vancouver chin fat removal, you may not need to go under the knife. Non-surgical chin fat removal results in less downtime, if any. And, if there is any downtime, is it far less uncomfortable than healing from surgery.
If a double chin reduction is on your mind, we highly recommend the non-surgical options listed above. We offer them all at our clinic.
To find out which option is best to get rid of your double chin, you’ll need to come in for a consultation (which you should always do, regardless of the procedure you’re seeking!).
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