For those who have stubborn fat or skin under their chin, it can be difficult to find a face treatment that will effectively reduce or eliminate it. While a healthy diet and good exercise habits can help in some cases, genetics and age can make it harder to get rid of submental fat or loose skin. At Burgess Plastic Surgery, we have a few procedures that can help correct a double chin by eliminating submental fat and rejuvenating the skin surrounding your chin.
Patients who have subtle pouches of fat under their chin that extend into their neck are ideal candidates for liposuction. During the procedure, small incisions are made in the skin and a small cannula is used to suction fat out from the area. This method requires the most downtime, around 4 weeks for most patients.
Kybella injections are a minimally-invasive treatment that is great for men or women who are too busy to have a liposuction procedure. This FDA approved injection utilizes a substance called deoxycholic acid, which kills the fat cells under your chin. Afterwards, those dead fat cells are absorbed and expelled naturally by the body, giving you a more contoured look. The procedure only takes 15-20 minutes and most patients can return to their regular routine within a few days.
This ultrasound therapy is best for those who have mild loose skin underneath their chin. Ultherapy® targets the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate the body’s production of collagen, which helps tighten and improve the appearance of the skin over time. The procedure takes anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes and has no downtime, meaning that patients can return to their normal activities right after treatment.
Want to Enhance Your Facial Appearance?
If you want to restore the youthfulness of your face and reduce the appearance of your double chin, call Burgess Plastic Surgery today at 503-699-6464 to schedule a consultation. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Elisa Burgess is proud to serve patients living in Portland, OR from her office in Lake Oswego.