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Ditch the Double Chin

It’s finally fall, which means it’s officially scarf season. This can be especially exciting for those of us who are dealing with the dreaded “double chin” and don’t want to have to think about it for a few months. Luckily, there are a few different options for getting rid of that double chin, instead of just hiding it.

CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting is a popular option with our Des Moines, Iowa, patients because it’s an easy way to get rid of that stubborn neck fat without anesthesia, incisions, or downtime. It quickly achieves a natural, age-defying look without going under the knife.

Fat cells are more sensitive to cold temperatures, so CoolSculpting uses this vulnerability to kill the fat cells that lie beneath the skin. It does this all while leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed. The body naturally eliminates these dead fat cells, smoothing and slimming the neck and chin areas.

Not only is CoolSculpting non-invasive, it also has no recovery time. Patients can return to their daily activities the same day as the treatment. Just like using an ice pack, CoolSculpting may cause slight discomfort during the first 10 minutes of the procedure, but patients report that the sensation is very tolerable. Often patients fall asleep during the treatment.

After the treatment, many see results within 3 weeks. The maximum decrease in fat occurs after 2 to 4 months. Most patients have a noticeable decrease in fat after just 1 to 2 treatments.

KYBELLA®

KYBELLA is another option for decreasing unwanted chin fat. It is an increasingly popular injectable that is minimally invasive and produces impressive results.

The product is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid—a naturally-occurring substance the body uses to break down ingested fat. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer store fat.

KYBELLA can be injected under the jaw to improve the appearance of a double chin. The most common side effects are swelling and bruising, and they typically resolve within a few days.

The number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Many patients see results after 2 to 4 treatments and after reaching your desired profile, you should not need future treatment.

Facial Liposuction

Facial liposuction can remove excess fat from that targeted areas of the face. It is the surgical option, which may be ideal for patients who have unwanted chin fat or wish to see fast results after one treatment. This procedure gives patients a more distinct profile and a streamlined neck. Liposuction is performed through a small incision below the chin. The fat is removed using a small suction tube. The whole procedure takes between 1 and 2 hours. Though you may experience swelling and bruising for the first few days, liposuction has a quick recovery. You can return to work in about a week to 10 days.

These days, everyone, from Khloe Kardashian to your grandmother is taking selfies. These jawline-sculpting treatments will make you photo-ready at any moment—no filter necessary.

With the holidays approaching, looking your best is a priority. Contact us today so our team can discuss what treatment will work best for you.

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