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A double chin develops from an excess of submental (under the chin) fat. A double chin can appear in people who are at or near their ideal weight, creating the impression that the individual is heavier or older. If you are troubled by a double chin, advanced treatments are available to restore the firm, defined jawline that signals youth and vitality. 

What is a double chin?

A double chin is excess fat under the chin and along the jawline. A double chin is usually genetic and won’t respond to diet and exercise.

What treatments are available for a double chin?

A double chin can be removed with:

  • CoolSculpting: Freezing fat cells that the body naturally excretes over time.
  • Kybella: The injection of an enzyme that eats targeted fat.
  • Liposuction: Suctioning away the fat using a microcannula.

Who is a good candidate for double chin treatment?

You may be a good candidate for double chin treatment if you have excess fat under the chin that does not respond to diet and exercise and want to restore a more youthful jawline to chin profile. Submental fullness affects many women and men at a healthy weight who eat well and work out. You may choose to undergo a custom double chin treatment if you feel the condition is affecting your appearance and quality of life

What can I expect with double chin treatments in NYC?

At Ariel Ostad MD PC in NYC, we offer Kybella, CoolSculpting, and liposuction, to treat a double chin. Kybella is an FDA-approved medication that is injected under the chin to destroy fat cells. It contains deoxycholic acid, a substance found in the body that breaks down dietary fats. A topical numbing cream is applied, and injection sites are marked in a grid pattern before treatment. Approximately 20 to 30 injections are administered in specific sites in the fatty area. You will need a series of treatment sessions, spaced about one month apart. Many people see visible results with one to four sessions.

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What causes a double chin?

A double chin occurs when a layer of fat forms below the chin. Although it is often associated with weight gain, you do not have to be overweight to have a double chin. Genetics and aging can also contribute to this condition.

What is the recovery like after double chin treatments?

Downtime is minimal with Kybella injections. You may experience some swelling, bruising, redness, and numbness. These minor side effects typically subside on their own in one to two weeks.

How long do results last with Kybella?

Kybella destroys fat cells when injected under the chin—once they are gone, they can no longer store fat—therefore, the results of Kybella are long-lasting.

Why choose Ariel Ostad MD PC?

Dr. Ostad is a leader in the field of dermatology and has been listed as a Top Doctor on both RealSelf and Castle Connolly, and a compassionate, caring doctor who is known for achieving superior results.

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