Double Chin Reduction
For people who want to get rid of double chin without having to undergo plastic surgery, CoolSculpting and Kybella offer two promising non-surgical alternatives. Both these treatments were cleared by the FDA in 2015 specifically for the cosmetic reduction of submental fat or excess fat deposits underneath the chin.
Kybella, clinically called ATX-101, will involve a medication to be delivered directly to the affected tissue through multiple injections. CoolMini, on the other hand, is a unique hand-held cooling device from the makers of CoolSculpting to eliminate unwanted chin fat.
Both CoolMini and Kybella offer unique benefits and are aimed at improving chin contours without involving any significant discomfort or downtime. The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, provides these double chin reduction procedures to patients in Richmond, Virginia, and surrounding locations across the landscape.
Kybella has distinguished itself as the first and only injectable treatment approved by the FDA specifically for the reduction of fat tissue in the submental area. The safety and effectiveness of Kybella injections has been established through numerous clinical trials and research studies. This unique in-office procedure can be customized to meet the patient’s requirements in order to create a sculpted chin profile without plastic surgery.
Kybella has become the first and only injectable procedure specifically approved by the FDA for the reduction of submental fat. Extensive studies and clinical trials have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of Kybella. The injectable med spa treatment can be tailored to meet the unique aesthetic needs of a patient who desires a slimmer chin profile without surgery.
How does Kybella Work?
Kybella injectable procedure is based on deoxycholic acid, which is a biological substance in the body to support the absorption of excess fat. This active ingredient triggers the disintegration of targeted fat cells under the chin when it is delivered through injections. The fats are eventually reabsorbed in the body, revealing a slimmer chin contour. The patient may need up to six treatment sessions of about 20 minutes each.
The CoolMini applicator from CoolSculpting has been specifically designed to access small or difficult to reach areas such as under the chin. Its unique cooling process will freeze the unwanted fat off, and eventually the disrupted fat cells will exit from the body in a natural metabolic process. Just one to two treatment sessions of CoolMini treatment, lasting about 45 minutes each, may help to reduce about 20 percent fat in the under-chin site.
Both Kybella and CoolMini from CoolSculpting can be performed in-office without requiring general anesthesia or sedation. Minimal discomfort is involved, as long as the treatment is administered by an experienced provider. Patients can simply return to their normal routine after the procedure.
Both Kybella and CoolMini are also popularly termed as ‘lunchtime’ procedures because they can easily fit into the busy schedule of a working in