Double Chin Reduction FAQs
Am I a suitable candidate for double chin injections?
Double chin injections are ideal for patients who want to treat moderate to severe submental fullness. However, treatment is not a replacement for a healthy eating plan and exercise regime. Your Face and Body clinician will need to review your medical history and examine your chin area before you can be cleared for this treatment.
Will my double chin injections be painful?
Patients can expect to feel a slight pinch as the injections are administered but a topical numbing agent can be used to alleviate any pain if this is a concern. We will always do everything possible to make your treatments comfortable. The area may be slightly tender after your treatment but this will subside within a day or two. Over the counter pain killers can be used if necessary.
Are chin fat removal injections more effective than liposuction?
If you have a double chin and would like to achieve a more contoured profile, double chin injections are definitely a more convenient and less-invasive alternative to liposuction. Double chin reduction treatments don’t require any incisions, which means no downtime is necessary and there won’t be any scarring. The only other difference is that you will more than likely only need one liposuction session but you will require more than one double chin reduction treatment to achieve the desired result.
Do double chin injections produce any side effects?
As with any cosmetic treatment, there is always a risk of side effects. Following your treatment, you can expect some mild swelling, bruising, discomfort and sometimes numbness. Fortunately, a cold compress and pain medication can be used to reduce these side effects. Some patients have also reported firmness in the area that was treated but knows that this is completely normal and it will subside. Your Face and Body clinician will inform you about what you can expect after your treatment.
When can I expect to see the results?
Most patients will need at least 2 to 3 treatments to achieve their desired results, which means you can expect to see a noticeable difference 6 months after your initial treatment.
How long will the results of treatment last?
The results of your double chin reduction sessions are long term. Once the fat has been dissolved, it won’t return, provided the patient maintains a stable weight. In most cases, patients can expect their results to last for up to 5 years but this will be different for everyone.