Fat is a problem. We all know that. Fat can make it difficult to wear the clothes we want. It can diminish our health and our sense of confidence. Usually, when we think about the negative aspects of unwanted fat, we’re thinking about the body. Body fat is not the only problem people face, though. Here, we want to talk about how we’re helping our patients love their profile by eliminating submental fullness.
Submental fullness is the medical term we use to describe what most people call a double-chin. We all have a little fat under the chin. This softens contours and provides cushioning for blood vessels and other structures. Some people have more fat under the chin than others. Furthermore, as we age and our skin loses firmness, the appearance of fat in this area becomes more prominent. The problem with submental fullness is that it’s obvious and impossible to hide. It’s also resistant to diet and exercise.
Options For Eliminating A Double-Chin
We’ve established that submental fullness cannot be fully eliminated with diet and exercise. So, what is one to do? It used to be necessary to undergo liposuction surgery to reduce fat anywhere on the body, including under the chin. Today, we use effective nonsurgical options like Kybella and CoolSculpting.
An injectable solution to break up submental fullness, Kybella is minimally-invasive. Injections introduce deoxycholic acid into the space around fat cells. Over the course of a few days, the acid gets absorbed. Its role is to break down dietary fat, which enables deoxycholic acid to weaken the walls of unwanted fat cells. As these cells weaken, the body metabolizes them and they are gone for good. It may take 3 to 4 treatments to achieve optimal results.
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive fat-reduction treatment that is known for its amazing results getting rid of abdominal fat and for thinning the thighs. In our Fresno office, patients may also choose CoolSculpting as their ideal method for eliminating a double-chin. CoolSculpting destroys fat using cold temperature. Freezing the fat causes crystallization of the lipids inside each fat cell. To the body, crystallization means the cells are damaged and need to be flushed. This process occurs over up to 12 weeks, similar to Kybella.
Your best look may be right in front of you. To learn more about Kybella and CoolSculpting for submental fullness, schedule a consultation in our Fresno office.