Ugh! That darn double chin. Doctors refer to the fat that accumulates below your chin as submental fullness, but whatever you call it, a double chin can make you look older and/or heavier, even if you’re still young and not overweight. It’s a more common problem that you might think. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery says about two-thirds of people suffer from double chin. Nonetheless, it’s your double chin that bothers you when you look in the mirror.
At Eterna Cosmetic Surgery, we understand how frustrating this can be, so we offer several options to help you get rid of that double chin.
If you’re like many people, you may have already tried DIY “treatments.” While eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise is good for you in many ways, these measures aren’t likely to do much for your double chin, especially if it’s caused by genetics or aging-related loose skin. And all those chin exercises you’ve read about? There is no scientific evidence that they actually work. So let’s zero in on ways you can take action to restore a slimmer, smoother chin, jawline and profile.
Here are our three favorite treatment options that are truly effective at getting rid of double chin:
This minimally-invasive procedure is very effective in reducing mild to severe excess fat. However, liposuction only removes fat, it does not tighten skin. So it is a great option for those patients who have good skin elasticity. Liposuction removes all the excess fat in one session and can be performed with local anesthesia.
Suture Suspension Neck Lift
Though still minimally-invasive, this procedure is a more comprehensive alternative that produces the most dramatic result by lifting the skin and reducing the excess fat for those who need both. Suture Suspension Neck Lift combines FaceTite, Liposuction and Morpheus8 with strategic placement of specially designed suture threads in the deeper dermis. This provides dramatic lifting results and eliminates all the excess fat in the neck to enhance the contour of the neck, firm the skin and improve the texture of the skin.
Dr. Elizabeth Hernandez is a specialist in this procedure, having trained under the surgeon who invented it.
This is a different type of option for patients with mild to moderate excess fat in the double chin area who prefer a non-invasive treatment or are reluctant to undergo a minimally invasive procedure that requires local anesthesia and something going underneath their skin. CoolSculpting gently clamps the pad of submental fat and freezes the fat cells which are then absorbed by the body. This technique eliminates fat cells permanently, but it typically takes multiple treatments to achieve dramatic results.
Which One Is Best for You?
We know you would love to say goodbye to that darn double chin, and hello to a trimmer, more youthful looking profile. And we can help you do that! When you schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Hernandez, she can examine your face up close, hear about your specific concerns and goals, explain the options, and together you can choose a treatment plan that will produce the results you desire, most effectively.