Quick Facts
  • Fat Dissolving Injections can be permanent.
  • It’s an alternative to liposuction if you want to avoid surgery.
  • It acts by breaking down the fat cells under the chin (submental area) and around the jowls.
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What is a double chin and why do I have it?

A Double Chin (submental fat) is caused by a subcutaneous layer of fat sitting around and under your neck. It arises as a result of hereditary factors, as some families store more fat under the chin, and from natural ageing as the skin around the neck sags. A Double Chin can sometimes mask a jawline, giving the individual the appearance of carrying extra weight. If you find that you’re self-conscious of your chin or try to hide your chin area, this treatment could be ideal for you.

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How do double chin injections work?

The product used for treatment is similar to a naturally occurring molecule that is produced by the body and absorbs fat called deoxycholic acid. When injected into the submental fat (Double Chin) it physically destroys fat cells. As the cells are destroyed, they are removed out of your body through the lymphatic system, resulting in a gradual reduction in the double chin over a 6-8 week period.

Am I suitable for fat dissolving injections?

Assessing your suitability for this procedure is critical. Our clinicians will perform a thorough assessment prior to treatment. Suitability depends on the amount of fat present and the degree of skin laxity under the chin.

A good candidate is a patient with a mild to moderate fat deposit and good skin tightness.

If there is no fat present and the Double Chin is due to lose skin and muscle, then you are not suitable for this procedure. Mono-thread treatment may help skin laxity. For patients with a large amount of fat under the chin area, liposuction may be more effective.

Is this treatment permanent?

Double Chin treatments may provide permanent results because the fat dissolving injections act by destroying fat cells in the area treated, resulting in the inability to store fat again. Unless you experience significant changes in your diet or lifestyle habits, excessive amounts of fat should not develop in the treatment site in the future.

Results from this treatment will appear gradually and become more noticeable with each treatment. Typically, patients see optimum results after 2-4 treatments.

What does the treatment involve?

A thorough assessment and consultation followed by a treatment plan is discussed with you. Each patient has individual anatomy, goals, and facial balance so we individualize every treatment. Photographic documentation is part of every initial assessment. The clinicians at Face To Face Medical are highly skilled and strive for the best and most natural result possible.

Local anaesthetic injections and topical anaesthetic cream are used to numb the area. The fat dissolving chemical is mixed with local anaesthetic and injected into specific areas of the area under the chin (submental area) and sometimes around the jowls using very fine needles. Important structures and nerves in the area must be avoided. The clinicians at Face To Face Medical have all been trained extensively in facial anatomy and are highly skilled.

Does it hurt?

At Face To Face Medical all of our injectors strive to make this treatment as comfortable as possible. Local anaesthetic injections are used to reduce pain during the procedure. Minimal discomfort during treatment is normal and most patients tolerate this procedure very well. After treatment is completed, and the local anaesthetic wears off, there may be a burning sensation under your chin for a few hours. Some redness and swelling can be expected post treatment.

What is the recovery from Fat dissolving injections?

After the treatment there will be some redness, swelling and bruising. Once the local anaesthetic wears off there may be a burning sensation under your chin for a few hours. Redness will usually settle within 24 hours. Swelling is maximal after 2 to 3 days and will improve significantly by 7 days however may last for a few weeks.

How many treatments will I need?

The typical patient will need 2-4 treatments for optimal results. This will of course depend on the size of your double chin and the aesthetic goals you would like to achieve. The treatments need to be performed approximately 4-6 weeks apart, so that the fat dissolving chemical has time to destroy the fat cells, and the lymphatic system has time to remove the dead cells from the body.

If you’d like to learn more about Double Chin injections, please contact our clinic for a consultation. Or simply book online for a Fat Dissolving Consultation (Double Chin reduction) appointment.

Can exercise or weight loss reduce my double chin?

Exercise is always recommended for general health and well-being, however, there may only be minimal improvement in a Double Chin from weight loss. Once fat cells develop in any part of the body, such as under the chin, they can’t be removed with weight loss, however they can shrink in size. Only physical removal such as fat dissolving injections or liposuction can completely remove the fat cells. This stubborn fatty layer under the chin can still be present in people who have had significant weight reduction. This is why many people seek to permanently remove this fatty layer with fat dissolving injections for a more permanent defined neck and jaw-line.

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