If you’re a healthy weight but still have a double chin, it can be frustrating and distressing. Fortunately, Noreen Kamal-Mostafavi, MD, in Staten Island, New York, provides advanced forms of treatment like injectable Kybella® and radiofrequency or laser therapy aimed specifically at reducing double chins. Call the office today to find out more about double chin treatment or schedule an appointment online.
You might need double chin treatment if you have fat under your chin that won’t go away using any other approach.
The best method of reducing levels of excess body fat is to eat a healthy, balanced diet and get plenty of exercise. Burning more calories than you consume makes your body turn to its fat reserves to provide you with energy, resulting in weight loss.
It can take time, especially when you get close to your target weight. At this point, some areas of your body might be resistant to diet and exercise, leaving you with small pockets of fat that you can’t seem to lose.
One of these areas is under the chin. If you’ve tried diet and exercise but still have a double chin, it could be because you have a genetic tendency — if other members of your family also have a double chin, that’s a good indication. Double chin treatment can remove the surplus fat and give you an appearance you find more pleasing.
Dr. Kamal-Mostafavi offers several minimally invasive double chin treatments:
Kybella is an injection containing synthetic deoxycholic acid. Natural deoxycholic acid is a molecule in your body that helps break down fat in your diet. An injection of synthetic deoxycholic acid breaks down fat cells in your chin, after which they can’t grow back. Dr. Kamal-Mostafavi gives you around three to six treatments at monthly intervals, tailoring your treatment to your specific needs.
Radiofrequency lipolysis treatment heats the fat under your chin using radiofrequency energy. It’s a noninvasive option, as the radiofrequency waves pass through your skin to reach the fat cells.
Fat cells die at lower temperatures than other cells, so the radiofrequency treatment destroys the fat without harming your skin or other tissues. Laser lipolysis does the same thing but uses laser (light) energy instead of radiofrequency energy.
Most patients get good results from Kybella or radiofrequency and laser lipolysis double chin treatments. However, some people don’t get the results they want, in which case surgery could be an option.
Dr. Kamal-Mostafavi can carry out liposuction to remove the unwanted fat forming your double chin. Liposuction involves sucking out fat through a slender tube. It’s usually an outpatient procedure that takes place under a local anesthetic.
Find out more about safe, effective alternatives to cosmetic surgery by calling Noreen Kamal-Mostafavi, MD, today or book an appointment online.