Subjects in a large study reported primarily disliking the excess fat or skin folds that accumulate under the chin area and along the jawline, often with age or weight changes. This leaves an unwanted ‘double chin’ appearance or an indistinguishable chin and jawline. Facelift surgery and Neck lift surgeries are serious surgical procedures that can have substantial downtime and may be recommended. The double chin injection uses a product containing deoxycholic acid, which is found naturally in the body and helps absorb fat from food. This is then directly injected into the fat of the double chin area, permanently eliminating the fat cells by a process known as adipocytolysis. Most commonly you will require two to four treatment sessions spaced four weeks apart to achieve your desired outcome. Also, this being a non-surgical procedure means it has lower risks compared to invasive treatments. During your consultation, your cosmetic doctor will ensure you are fully informed of all the risks involved when having a non-surgical double chin removal. After thoroughly cleansing your neck, Dr. Jodie will use local anaesthetic injections to numb the area under the chin to ensure your cellulite reduction procedure is comfortable. To prioritise your health, Dr. Jodie will identify important anatomical structures and assess the extent of your fatty tissue to customise treatment to your individual needs. A grid like pattern will be marked out on your skin to guide treatment injections for optimal results and tiny needles will be used to administer the product to minimise any discomfort.
Remaining fat cells can still increase in size; however, due to the decrease in fat cells, it is normal for this area to gain weight in a more proportioned way. Dermal Fillers are a fantastic way to refresh your face without the need for invasive surgery. In her welcoming, boutique clinic in Surrey Hills Melbourne, Dr. Jodie will first analyse your face to see if you are a good candidate for Dermal Fillers. During your assessment, she will identify your unique Dermal Filler needs and explain the process of treatment thoroughly before proceeding, with plenty of time to answer any of your questions. She will document before and after photos to help follow your progress along the way. In fact, the Dermal Fillers come pre-packaged already containing local anaesthetic to minimise any discomfort during and after your treatment. To reduce discomfort, we will typically apply a local anaesthetic to the target area to numb the area making the treatment more comfortable as it’s performed. This means it can be a good non-surgical solution to target small pockets of fat on the face, the banana roll under the buttock, armpit fat and above the knees. The average patient needs at least 2 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. However depending on the severity of submental fullness a patient may need up to 4-6 treatments in order to achieve their best results. The treatment time of Fat Dissolving is 1 hour and involves injections into the skin using a fine needle. Topical anaesthetic cream and ice is applied prior to increase comfort. Achieving good skin enhances any results with treatment of the jawline area. Microneedling and LED therapy helps to induce collagen, strengthening the skin and dermal layers to provide better skin texture and skin tightness. The practitioner marks up the area using a special grid, which determines how many injections are needed. Ice is then applied to numb the area and the injections are performed. It is common to experience a hot/ stinging sensation during the procedure but this subsides almost immediately.
A double chin isn't something you can fix with healthy eating and exercise. You might be able to reduce the appearance of it by losing some weight but it'll always be there, albeit a little smaller. At my healthiest I was 5'10 and 72kg and I still had an annoying double chin that showed itself with the slightest downward tilt of my chin. We numb the treatment area with a local anaesthetic before your treatment, so the procedure itself is painless. There may be some discomfort after treatment that is managed effectively with over-the-counter pain medication. Most people report the recovery period to be very tolerable and do not experience pain. Patients are not suitable for double chin injections if there is significantly loose skin under the chin or if there is an active infection under the chin. You may also experience mild to moderate bruising and it may feel firm, lumpy and tender under the skin for the first couple of weeks. The full range of possible side effects will be discussed with you on consultation. Coming in for an assessment can help clarify what we can achieve and how. Our expert cosmetic doctors will discuss your concerns with you and be able to offer a treatment plan that matches your preferences.
You are under no obligation to go ahead with the procedures we recommend, and we work with you to achieve your goals. We find that our patients who opt for chin liposuction are very satisfied with the outcome. Ultimately it is up to you to decide if your procedure is worth it. This includes a course of 2 treatments, each using 2 vials of product. Once your desired results are achieved, re-treatment is not expected as results are maintained for at least 4 years. The under neck injection procedure is repeated at approximately 6 weeks after the first treatment. Not all patients may be suitable for the non-surgical neck lift/fat removal procedure AND the procedure can be uncomfortable for patients. Treatments are performed every 3 – 6 weeks, depending on the number of sessions prescribed by your Cosmetic Doctor. After a few weeks, the results should be more apparent as any residual swelling will have been resolved. Rare side effects include nodules and transient neuropraxia of a facial nerve which causes smile asymmetry. In long term follow up no adverse effects on skin laxity were noted. This injectable contains a chemical naturally found in the body that helps absorb the fat from food. This process destroys the fat cells in a way that makes them unable to store fat again; a simple comparison is to how a popped balloon can no longer hold air.
In addition, this procedure should not be used as a weight loss tool. After fat dissolving injections, it is normal to experience some minor swelling and a slight redness at the injection site. This will only be temporary and these after effects normally fade within 48 hours of having the procedure done. In addition, the area where you have received fat dissolving injections can be warm and stingy. Again, this is nothing to worry about and this will subside without further treatment. Double chin removal treatments with fat dissolving injections are a fast, safe, day treatment that will allow you to regain a youthful contoured silhouette with minimal downtime.