Double Chin


Living with a double chin can be discouraging for those of us who try to stay in shape. While living an active lifestyle can certainly go a long way in sculpting one’s body, submental fat is another issue altogether. There are sadly no exercises designed for under chin fat burning. If you’re struggling with persistent fat under your chin, seeking a professional treatment option may be right for you. Illuminate Plastic Surgery is happy to provide a range of non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment options to help you achieve your ideal image.

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Struggling With a Double Chin?

Submental fat or a “double chin” is the buildup of fat under the jaw. This excess layer of fat can develop from weight gain and aging. Due to the gradual loss of collagen our faces experience, developing a double chin becomes much more likely after 30. Whether you’ve developed your double chin through age or weight gain, its appearance is most likely unwelcome. This buildup of excess fat can make one feel older, heavier, and less attractive.

Treatment Options at Illuminate Plastic Surgery

  • Awake Liposuction – Like traditional liposuction, awake liposuction is used to remove unwanted extra fatty tissue from problem areas of the body. What is important to know about awake liposuction is that it is less invasive than traditional liposuction and does not require anesthesia.
  • Liposuction – Liposuction is a procedure that involves the use of a suction machine to surgically remove excess fat from unwanted areas on the body, such as below the chin. The best candidates for liposuction are men and women who have persistent bulges of fat that have not responded favorably to diet and exercise.
  • Kybella® – Kybella® is a fast, minimally invasive way to treat submental fat issues by creating an ideal balance in the face and neck. This treatment is effective and requires no downtime.
  • Ultherapy® – Ultherapy takes advantage of the relationship between ultrasound and collagen activity. During this treatment, ultrasound is used to visualize and precisely target the deep, foundational layer of tissue that is typically addressed during surgery.

How Long Does Treatment Take?

Results of your double chin reduction depends on your particular treatment option. Typically, most of the laser and non-invasive procedures offered at our center do not involve downtime. Surgical procedures, such as liposuction, may require bedrest. However, regardless of the needed treatment, you can rest assured knowing that our specialists always aim to do everything possible to minimize downtime and post-treatment discomfort for our patients. For specific information, we encourage you to visit our respective treatment pages or contact us directly.

Double Chin Treatments in Palo Alto, California

Illuminate Plastic Surgery is staffed by a group of skilled medical professionals dedicated to improving the health and beauty of the Palo Alto community. Make an appointment today by calling 650.433.8621 or submitting your information via the form below. Following our double chin treatments, you will look and feel better, naturally.


* Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.

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