A double chin imparts a chubby appearance to your face that can make your face look more aged, as well as making you appear heavier than you really are. A double chin detracts from your appearance by diminishing the definition of a strong chin.
Luckily, a double chin is a simple aesthetic problem that has several possible treatments. In fact, you may even be able to treat the problem non-surgically, depending on your individual condition, skin type, and age.
The first thing you can do to learn more about how to get rid of your double chin is to contact the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery in Grand Rapids. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brad Bengtson, the Bengtson Center specializes in surgical and non-surgical procedures to help patients treat their aesthetic concerns and reclaim a more youthful appearance. Each of our patients is unique, so our team of aesthetic medical professionals provides personalized treatments for conditions such as a double chin.
What Produces a Double Chin?
A double chin, known medically as submental fullness, is the accumulation of fatty deposits underneath the chin that detract from the chin’s firm and well-defined appearance, producing an unflattering profile that makes you appear heavier and older than you really are.
A double chin may be the result of genetics, or it may be caused by a number of factors, such as weight gain, hormonal issues, or even some types of medications. Some people are born with a tendency toward a double-chin and have it throughout their lives, while others develop submental fullness as a result of the aging process or weight gain.
Depending on the cause and progression of your double chin, some patients may select liposuction which can be performed as an isolated procedure under local or local with sedation or in combination with a Neck Lift/Face Lift or other surgical options to resolve submental fullness.
Through a neck lift surgery, the loose, or lax skin in the neck is contoured to your jawline, excess skin is removed and fat deposits can be eliminated resulting in a restored youthful definition under your chin. But if you are among the many whose condition is not as severe, you may be a good candidate for injectable treatments such as Kybella®, which has been approved by the FDA specifically for the treatment of submental fat non-surgically.
Kybella treatments effectively diminish the appearance of submental fullness or a double chin with only a few injections. There are also other dermal injections as well as surgical options that may be suitable for your condition. Your best bet is to consult with Dr. Bengtson and see what he recommends.
The CoolMini™ system, a unique applicator targeted at freezing away the unwanted fat cells that make up a double chin, can selectively impact the stored areas of fat. With CoolMini™ there are no incisions required or downtime after treatment. Results will appear gradually over time and may require multiple treatment sessions.
Any adult, who is in generally good health and is unhappy with the accumulation of fat underneath the chin, or submental fullness, could be a good candidate for treatments, be they surgical or non-surgical procedures.
Naturally, before undergoing surgery of any type, you may have to suspend the use of certain medications in preparation for surgery. When you contact the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, your first visit will include a careful evaluation of your condition and discussion as to how you can best treat it. Dr. Bengtson will make the best recommendation based on your condition, your skin type, your age, and your aesthetic goals.
Very simply, no. While for years it was believed that sleeping with a chinstrap would help to miraculously burn the fat under the chin, these old-fashioned superstitions are not based in fact, and they honestly don’t work to get rid of submental fullness.
Submental fat doesn’t respond to exercise either, so even if you work out regularly, and even if you engage in facial exercises, there’s really no way to eliminate a double chin without the help of a qualified aesthetic medical professional who can provide a proven treatment.
If you live in the metropolitan area of Grand Rapids, Detroit, Kalamazoo, or Birmingham in Michigan, double chin treatments and other facial procedures are available at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Bengtson has been treating patients in the Grand Rapids area for years, producing excellent natural-looking results and a record of patient satisfaction. When you visit our office to learn more about how to treat your double chin you will have an opportunity to browse through our before and after pictures of patients who have undergone double chin treatments, so you can see their amazing results. Our team of friendly and knowledgeable professionals is standing by to help you begin your transformation to a more youthful appearance. Contact our office today to learn more.
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