Procedures for Excess Fat Underneath the Chin

It is common to have excess skin and fat underneath the chin leading to the neck area. Many would call this a ‘double-chin.’ For some, it is not problematic but for others, it can be an area of insecurity. Many avoid looking down as this can be a way to pronounce a double-chin, and others find that they do not like the appearance of it in pictures and videos. Any insecurities can make us feel like we cannot do the things we want to do or fully be ourselves. This can leave us with a burden that constantly remains in the back of our minds whether we are facing personal situations or social situations.

In Dr. Devgan’s practice in the Upper East Side of New York City, she comes across many patients that face insecurities with the so called ‘double-chin.’ For those looking for a solution, Dr. Devgan offers procedures such as Kybella and submental liposuction. Kybella is a popular solution. it is an FDA approved injectable enzyme that permanently and effectively dissolves fat under the chin. Typically, patients require one to six treatments spaced out by about six to eight weeks and as a result, fat under the chin permanently melts, with an associated skin tightening effect. This is a great option for those looking for a non-invasive procedure to get rid of the excess fat underneath the chin. Although the results are not completely immediate, results can be seen over a few days and weeks, as the fat dissolving enzyme takes some time to work.

 Dr. Devgan uses Kybella injections on a patient. 

Dr. Devgan uses Kybella injections on a patient. 

As an alternative, which offers results that can be immediately seen, many opt for submental liposuction, or otherwise known as microliposculpture. With this procedure, patients can achieve dramatic results of the overall physical anatomy of their face. By using one to three tiny 0.5 centimeter incisions placed in various inconspicuous locations, an experienced plastic surgeon is able to refine and define the lower face.

 Before (left) and immediately after microliposculpture (right).

Before (left) and immediately after microliposculpture (right).

Another option available to patients is a neck lift. A neck lift is a surgical procedure that improves the physical appearance of the neck and the jaw line. This is also a procedure that results in instant gratification, as the results can be immediately seen after surgery. Dr. Devgan keeps incision marks minimal and places them in inconspicuous areas, as to not make them apparent.

 Before (left), and after facelift/necklift procedure (right).

Before (left), and after facelift/necklift procedure (right).

 Facelift/necklift scare 5 days after (right), and 5 weeks after (left).

Facelift/necklift scare 5 days after (right), and 5 weeks after (left).

All of the following procedures are great options to get rid of unwanted excess fat underneath the chin and are highly effective.

For more information or to see Dr. Devgan in as a patient in her New York City private practice, please contact the office at (212)-452-2400 or email office@LaraDevganMD.com.