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What’s Best Way to Get Rid of a Double Chin & Look Better on Zoom:
Lipo, CoolSculpting or Kybella?
Many things have changed in daily life during the pandemic… including seeing ourselves “on camera” in Zoom meetings, when Facetiming, and on Skype and other video apps. And, unfortunately, many people are discovering that they are uncomfortable with how they look on video.
To begin with, it is true that the camera adds ten pounds to our appearance. And, on top of that, many of us have gained at least a few pounds during the quarantine. So it is no wonder that people are more self conscious about their “double chins” than ever before!
The good news is that minimally invasive liposuction, and new non-surgical technologies such as Kybella injections and CoolSculpting “fat freezing,” can now reduce or eliminate the “submental” fat commonly known as a “double chin”.
As the Birmingham, MI area’s leading provider of Kybella, Liposuction and CoolSculpting treatments, we have helped hundreds of individuals achieve a slimmer face and more defined jawline, that looks better both on camera and in real life. In this article Birmingham, MI board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali compares Kybella injections with Liposuction and CoolSculpting fat-freezing, for double chin reduction.
Liposuction for Double Chin
Liposuction was originally developed for use as a body contouring technique, but modern liposuction technology now makes it an ideal tool for sculpting the face, neck and double chin.
In double chin liposuction, a surgeon uses a special tiny tube (called a “micro-cannula”) attached to a gentle suction-syringe or pump to “suck” the fat cells from the chin area.
A local anesthetic is required for liposuction. However there is very minimal “downtime” or recovery time. Additionally, there are no scars with facial liposuction.
Unlike CoolSculpting or Kybella, liposuction requires only one treatment, and the results are visible as soon as swelling subsides!
CoolSculpting for Double Chin
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that literally freezes unwanted fat. The FDA has recently approved CoolSculpting for treatments of smaller areas of the body, including under the chin.
A new, smaller state-of-the art applicator called the CoolMini targets fat cells in the double chin area, to freeze and permanently destroy them. The dead fat cells are then gradually expelled from the body through natural processes.
Because it takes a while for the body to absorb and eliminate the frozen fat cells, patients don’t typically begin to see results until 4 to 5 weeks after CoolSculpting. And it may take 3 to 5 months to deliver final results.
Many CoolSculpting patients will also require more than one treatment in order to achieve their final desired result. So, while CoolSculpting is less invasive, less uncomfortable, and has no downtime, results take much longer to be visible than Lipo.
CoolSculpting for Double Chin – Before & After
Kybella for Double Chin
Kybella is performed through a series of injections that “dissolve” the fat cells in the double chin. The destroyed fat cells are slowly eliminated by the body’s natural metabolic processes.
Most Kybella patients see a 50 percent fat reduction after just two sessions, and a 70 percent reduction after four – with full results after six Kybella treatments. Treatments are typically spaced one month apart. So, complete results from Kybella may not be observable for six months or longer.
Because Kybella is injectable, it can treat smaller, more precise or isolated areas of the double chin – while CoolSculpting and Lipo treat the whole area, rather than smaller targeted areas.
Kybella for Double Chin – Before & After
What is better: Lipo, Kybella or CoolSculpting for Double Chins?
In all three treatments – CoolSculpting, Liposuction and Kybella – the fat cells are destroyed and removed. So the results are permanent with all three procedures, and your double chin will not recur. All three procedures can dramatically improve the chin area, and substantially define the jawline.
There is no incision, no anesthesia, and no downtime with either Kybella or CoolSculpting. Local anesthetic is required for liposuction, and you may require pain medications and the use of a compression garment while you are recovering from Lipo.
In short, Lipo yields the fastest results, but is the most invasive and the least comfortable.
Individuals who dislike needles – or who don’t want to schedule multiple sessions or wait 6 months – may prefer to avoid Kybella.
CoolScupting may be preferable for patients with loose or mature skin, as it has recently been proven to offer skin tightening effects on “lax” neck skin.
Kybella Injections for Double Chin – Birmingham, MI
The best way to determine which double chin treatment is best for you is to discuss your goals with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali, who offers Kybella, CoolSculpting and Liposuction. Dr. Ali will assess your double chin, and help you choose the best treatment for your individual needs.
Be very wary of doctors or clinic that only offer one single type of double chin procedure. They may try to pressure you into the one procedure they offer – even if another procedure would be better for you. Only a surgeon like Dr. Ali – who offers multiple treatment options – can give you the choices you need, so you can chose the double chin treatment that is best for you.
Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women and men get the firm, attractive jawline they have always wanted with Kybella, CoolSculpting, Liposuction and Neck Lift Surgery at his Birmingham, MI MedSpa and surgical practice.
He will be happy to offer you a consultation to help you understand your options and decide which double chin treatment is right for you. And remember, financing options are also available!