Treatment options for a double chin

This is a very common question that I get, "How to treat the double chin."  

I have discussed some of the more common treatment options below:

iposuction is designed to physically remove the fat through well placed, camouflaged incisions.  In patients under age 35 the skin will have enough elasticity to tighten back up and not need any further treatment.  This is useful for both the lower cheeks and the neck area.  

ybella is an injection of a material that dissolves fat.  It is performed in the office in about 15 minutes.  It usually takes at least 2 and up to 4 treatments with swelling after each treatment that improves in a few days.  It is only approved for the double chin area.

martLipo will use an approach just like regular liposuction but instead of using a device that suctions and removes the fat, it uses lasers to dissolve the fat.  The proposed added benefit over traditional liposuction is that it leads to better skin tightening, but whether that is takes place is something we can discuss.   It may have less bruising than standard liposuction as well.  

oolSculpting is another fat removal device.  It uses a suction followed by the application of cold temperatures to kill the fat cells over 35 minutes (or an hour if the old hand pieces are being used).  This does not use any injections or incisions compared to the other treatment options above.  

The gold standard treatment will be a combination of liposuction and a neck lift to help with the full neck.  This does have downtime and a recovery period from surgery which needs to be considered.  

s far as what you should choose, that is a decision you should make with the guidance of a facial plastic surgeon.  In the right hands and for the right patient, these can call be good treatment options.