Treatment Options for Double Chin Reduction in Chicago
There are many potential causes for having a double chin, and nearly 70 million Americans claim to have one. While this condition is often associated with weight gain, it can also be caused by weight loss, aging, genetics, and posture.
Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology is proud to offer both surgical and non-surgical options for patients interested in reducing or eliminating their double chin.
These minimally invasive procedures all reduce fat in different ways. From freezing to using radiofrequency waves, CCSD has the right option for you.
Coolsculpting Elite utilizes FDA-Cleared cryolipolysis, or “fat freezing”, technology. By delivering cold temperatures to the targeted areas of fat beneath the chin, which are is more sensitive to cold than other tissue, the fat lipids crystalize and reduce over a period of time. The body naturally eliminates the dead cells in 1-3 months after treatment.
This injectable treatment is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment deemed safe and effective for targeting fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin. The Kybella injection targets fat and delivers deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the human body, that helps break down and absorb fat. When injected into fat cells beneath the skin, the cells are destroyed and can no longer accumulate or store fat.
For those interested in removing thicker layers of fat or skin, we offer safe and effective surgical procedures for those who have good skin elasticity.
Pure Tumescent Liposuction is performed by Carolyn Jacob, MD, FAAD with local anesthesia in our medical center for the safety and comfort of our patients. Liposuction removes unwanted fat to contour the neck and chin.
Neck Lift Surgery
Double chin or “turkey neck” can be addressed in detail with a neck lift procedure. It’s designed to tighten underlying muscles and outer tissue to improve the neck and jaw contour. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Niki Christopoulos, MD FACS usually utilizes submental liposuction as well to further contour the jawline. This procedure is best for those with excessive fat or skin around the jawline or below the chin.
To learn more about the double chin surgery at Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, or our other procedures, please reach out online or call us to schedule a consultation.