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With the warmer weather comes a change in our wardrobes, and you can no longer hide that double chin with thick scarves and other accessories. Fortunately, eliminating your double chin does not mean invasive plastic surgery thanks to my treatments with Kybella®.
The area just under your chin to the top of your throat is known as the “submental compartment,” and it is prone to developing fullness, primarily from excess fat. Many people believe that submental fullness, known more commonly as a “double chin,” is a sign of being overweight. I explain to my patients that double chins develop for many reasons, such as genetics, and that even toned individuals are at risk for the condition. Aging is another factor that contributes to having a double chin.
If you are overweight, your double chin may get smaller as you get closer to your ideal weight, but this is not guaranteed. Exercises that help improve your posture may help strengthen the neck muscles and reduce your submental fullness. You can also try simple exercises that target the neck muscles, such as tilting your head back and looking toward the ceiling, extending the neck forward and placing a ball under your chin.
Not everyone needs surgery for a double chin. The factors that are considered before recommending surgery are:
Having an invasive surgery for a double chin is excessive in many cases, and the best option is typically Kybella® injections.
Kybella® is an FDA-approved cosmetic product that contains enzymes that are clinically proven to target and destroy fat cells. I make several injections along the area of submental fullness. Over the next three to four months, you see a gradual reduction in your double chin. Unlike plastic surgery for the neck and jowl area, Kybella® requires no downtime and does not produce bruising, swelling and other symptoms.
To learn more about Kybella®, CoolSculpting®, Ultherapy® and my other advanced cosmetic services, contact Bonakdar Institute today to schedule a consultation. You can contact my Corona del Mar office directly at (949) 721-6000.