As men and women age, our facial aesthetics become more of a challenge with wrinkles and fine lines, drooping eyelids, crow’s feet and volume loss around the cheeks. Another under-emphasized cosmetic issue is a double chin. Whether weight fluctuations or genetics, submental fat beneath the jawline can make any patient look old and overweight. Not the best appearance as we move closer toward the holidays and those unexpected pictures taken by everyone with a handy smartphone.
Fortunately, there are multiple cosmetic treatments which can eliminate submental fat to deliver a sleek, slender and youthful neck just in time for your fall and winter festivities.
This surgical solution will enhance your appearance by delivering an attractive frame to your facial beauty. It is an effective procedure designed to help create a natural-looking, beautiful neck line with patients who deal with mild amounts of excess fat and skin laxity. Neck liposuction gently removes fat from the neck area and can stimulate collagen remodeling and skin tightening in the months following surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss uses advanced techniques to slim and shape your neck to a graceful contour providing your facial appearance with overall balance and beauty.
Patients with mild to moderate submental fat and excess skin in the neck area are suitable candidates for neck liposuction. They want to improve their lower facial profile and jawline definition.
CoolSculpting® offers a non-invasive, non-surgical fat reduction treatment which literally freezes away the fat. This state-of-the-art treatment mechanism is suitable for multiple treatment areas including the neck. With a special attachment, CoolSculpting® targets submental fat below the jawline and kills excess fat cells without affecting adjacent tissues. The body will naturally dispose of these cells leaving you with a slender and sexy neck line within a few weeks after the procedure.
The treatment lasts for less than an hour and is so comfortable you can respond to emails, read, or stream your favorite shows during the treatment session. Some of our patients even take a nap.
Since 2015, Kybella® has been a revolutionary fat dissolver in the world of nonsurgical aesthetic treatments. Many in the cosmetic industry are saying it’s the biggest cosmetic breakthrough since Botox®.
Before Kybella®’s approval, there were few options to deal with submental fat other than liposuction and wearing a turtleneck. But now, this non-surgical procedure makes it possible to rid yourself of an unsightly double chin and achieve an elegant, and sleek neckline without incisions or downtime.
Kybella® is a formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the human body which aids in the absorption and breakdown of fat. Because it is not animal-based, allergic reactions are not likely.
These injections are designed to remove moderate-to-severe convexity associated with a double chin. Kybella® is a safe, in-office treatment performed by Dr. Dreyfuss himself at our surgical facility conveniently located in Orland Park. Before the treatment, we apply an aesthetic cream if necessary. Then, using a special grid, Dr. Dreyfuss will carefully draw the boundaries for the injections on the treatment area.
Next, he will use the grid marked on your chin as a guide to deliver the fat reducing injections with precision. The procedure is straightforward and simple, taking about 20 minutes to complete.
Kybella® destroys the underlying fat cells under the jawline to remove your double chin. Once destroyed these fat cells do not return or regenerate. They are gone and gone for good. Although weight gain can increase the size, it will never alter the contour.
For more information about eliminating your double chin to achieve a beautiful, sleek neckline, contact us for your consultation today.