Losing weight to reduce excess neck fullness can be effective for some patients, but others may struggle to effectively contour the area under the chin regardless of how many hours are spent at the gym. Localized fatty deposits around the neck often remain unaffected by diet and exercise, creating frustration for many patients who do not see their physical efforts come to fruition. At our Newport Beach practice, facial plastic surgeon Ali Sepehr, MD offers surgical and non-surgical treatments to help you reduce a “doublechin” and attain an improved profile and facial appearance. For the most long-lasting and immediate results, a personalized chin augmentation procedure can utilize standard neck liposuction techniques to remove excess fatty tissue and slim the submental region. This is combined with Dr. Sepehr’s micro-liposuction contouring technique to improve the definition of the jawline while sharpening the angle underneath the chin.
We also understand that some patients do not have the time or desire to undergo a surgical procedure, therefore non-surgical treatment is also available to eliminate excess neck fat. KYBELLA® injections are an innovative, FDA-approved treatment that works to gradually break down fat under the chin for a subtle yet noticeable slimming effect. The injectable is composed of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance that allows your body to slowly metabolize fat deposits. Since KYBELLA® results unfold over the following months, the fat reduction often appears to have been achieved naturally.
The best treatment for you depends on your needs, the quality of your skin, and how soon you would like to see an improvement. In both cases, patients will need to have adequate skin elasticity and good skin tone for liposuction or KYBELLA® to be successful. If the skin appears lax or loose, you may benefit from adding a corset platysmaplasty neck lift to your treatment plan to help ensure a sleek, natural-looking outcome. For more information, please contact our practice to schedule a consultation.