A “double chin”, also referred to as submental fat, is a condition in which an excess amount of fat is located under your chin. Many patients are concerned with the appearance of a double chin, especially with the abundance of selfies taken these days, sagging jawlines and having excess skin laxity have become a greater concern.
The infamous double chin can be caused by a multitude of reasons, from diet to genetics. For many patients, having a “double chin” is a result of poor diet and lack of exercise, and without weight loss, the area just grows more prominent. A poor diet leads to an excess amount of fat, and for many patients, this fat presents itself under the chin. For some patients, the excess fat under the jawline is not a result of poor dieting, but is a result of genetics. Everyone is different and some people are more likely to develop a double chin than others. Some people also have excess skin elasticity in the neck and jowls, and fat cells accumulate in this submental area. Still other patients have had excessive fat loss due to crash diets and now suffer from skin laxity in the submental region.
How Do You Treat A Double Chin?
One of the most common questions that patients ask is “how to treat the double chin?”
There are two ways to treat a double chin. Surgical & Non-Surgical. The main surgical procedure for treating chin fat in the submental area is liposuction. A plastic surgeon typically uses liposuction to remove the excess submental fat under the chin. This is a painful procedure which must be performed in a surgical suite under anesthesia and is associated with a great deal of bruising and swelling and at least one week of “down time.” Nowadays, most patients want a non-surgical way to treat this submental fat and skin laxity. The most popular non-surgical ways to treat the neck for both the “double chin”, jawline, and excess fat is a combination of FDA approved SculpSure and the new radiofrequency technology to tighten skin called TempSure.
What is the SculpSure Submental?
Fat cells typically increase in certain areas, such as under the chin and the goal is to destroy the fat. SculpSure Submental is an amazing method of decreasing a fat bulge and “melting” a fat area on the body, especially for the “double chin”. SculpSure has a unique applicator, which is specifically used for the submental fat area. Typically, two treatments will be needed to treat a double chin. There is no down time for this treatment and it generally takes 4 weeks to see the full results of SculpSure Submental.
Skin tightening is also very important in reducing the appearance of a double chin. TempSure with its premiere technology in radio frequency technology is amazing at tightening this area of the face. TempSure produces new collagen in the neck area and tightens the jowls and neck, making surgical treatment of this area unnecessary.
Skin tightening is also very important in reducing the appearance of a double chin. TempSure with its premiere technology in radiofrequency technology is amazing at tightening this area of the face. TempSure produces new collagen in the neck area and tightens the jowls and neck, making surgical treatment of this area unnecessary.
TempSure is best for mild to moderate skin laxity of the jowls and lower jaw. TempSure will heat the underlying dermis to the facial muscles and tighten neck and any area of the body treated. With this skin tightening technology, a sharper jawline can be created and there is no down-time associated with it.
The results are typically seen for skin tightening in 4 weeks. The best combination for treating a double chin is combining SculpSure Submental with TempSure. This way, both fat cells and loose skin are treated at the same time.
If you are interested in treating your double chin, please consult TRUE at Wolfson Medical Center in Las Vegas. Schedule a consultation online now or call us on 702-915-7666