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Double chin removal non-surgical treatment is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure that aims to reduce unwanted fat. The effectiveness, downtime, and side effects can vary from person to person. To learn more about our fat dissolving injections, their potential effectiveness, risks, and the cost of treatments, please make contact with our clinic.
Surgical Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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Double Chin Reduction Procedure
Sometimes no matter how much you exercise you cannot reduce the fullness under the chin, generally referred to as a double chin. A double chin may be a concern for both men and women. This stubborn fat deposit can be caused by a number of changes to the body such as ageing and weight gain or it may be as a result of genetics.
A double chin can affect your appearance. We offer a non-surgical treatment for double chin that is designed to be convenient and does not require a surgical procedure. Please note that individual responses and results may vary.
Double Chin Treatment Process
The double chin reduction procedure at Me Clinic, performed by our team of registered medical practitioners with specialist registration in cosmetic surgery, is a non-surgical injectable treatment using fat dissolving injections. Fat dissolving injections use a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid which occurs naturally in our bodies. Unwanted fat cell membranes are destroyed when injected with this treatment allowing the fat within the cell to be released and then naturally eliminated by the body. When injected below the chin, this fat reduction procedure results in a more contoured neck profile and jawline, with a skin tightening effect. In this procedure, the fat dissolving injections target the excess fat under the chin area, called submental fat (which is different to neck fat).
This procedure differs to liposuction for double chin treatment because it’s a non-surgical procedure using fat dissolving injections. At our Melbourne Liposuction Clinic, we specialize in removing fat using small incisions and a cannula. This double chin fat treatment process at our clinic is also different to cryolipolysis which uses cold temperatures to damage fat cells.
A double chin can occur due to various factors, including ageing or genetics, and is a normal variation in body structure. Our treatments are available for those who wish to alter this aspect of their appearance. Other non-surgical anti-ageing procedures at Me Clinic, performed by our team of registered medical practitioners with specialist registration in cosmetic surgery, include anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler injections.
Pre-Procedure Steps – What You Need to Know
The starting point for any cosmetic procedure at Me Clinic is an initial consultation with one of our clinic’s practitioners, who are registered medical practitioners with specialist registration in cosmetic surgery, to examine the treatment area and discuss your specific situation and needs. In general, a good candidate for a double chin removal cosmetic procedure is a candidate who is close to their goal weight and looking to target stubborn double chin unwanted fat that persists despite a healthy lifestyle. If you’re suitable for a double chin treatment, your Me Clinic doctor will share next steps, how to prepare, what the procedure involves and the recovery process. We provide a realistic representation of potential outcomes through responsibly presented ‘before and after‘ images. Please note that individual results may vary.
Double Chin Removal Non-Surgical Treatment Application
- Prior to administering, your clinician, who is a registered medical practitioner with specialist registration in cosmetic surgery, may apply ice/cold packs or topical and/or injectable local anaesthesia to the treatment area to make you more comfortable.
- The injectable treatment time ranges from 15 -30 minutes.
- The practitioner customises the treatment to your individual anatomy and circumstances.
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Performed By: Dr Gordon Ku (M0001169203) MBBS (Melb), FACCSM (Med), FCPCA, AAAM (Board Cert), FA4M (Dubai)
This is a non invasive treatment
Once the desired results are achieved, re-treatment is not expected.
Dramatic results quickly*
[Images are not our patients]
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Number of Treatments Needed
The number of treatments required varies among individuals. While some patients may see improvements in their chin profile after two to four treatments, others may not see any significant changes. It’s important to discuss this with your practitioner. While each individual is different, we have found that generally most patients only require up to two sessions, however up to six treatments may be administered spaced six weeks apart.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call Me Clinic to speak with one of our registered medical practitioners with specialist registration in cosmetic surgery, or our registered nursing staff.
Treatment sessions are usually six weeks apart with minimum downtime. While there is typically no need for bandaging, you may experience discomfort in the treatment area, similar to the feeling of a sunburn. It’s important to discuss potential side effects and recovery with your practitioner. Other side effects may include subsequent swelling which could last a few days. We therefore recommend if you intend on dealing with the public, or you wish to make sure no one knows you have received treatment, to delay these interactions for several days just to be sure.
You can expect that these common side effects will be the highest after the first session with all future side effects reduced for any subsequent treatments.
While this non-surgical approach targets under chin fullness due to fat deposits, it’s important to remember that individual results may vary and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial for long-term results.
How Much Does the Double Chin Removal Treatment Cost?
At your initial consultation, your practitioner, who is a registered medical practitioner with specialist registration in cosmetic surgery, will assess the treatment area and discuss the treatment options. Your practitioner will then determine a treatment plan and number of treatments required to suit your individual needs. We can then advise the costs involved for your treatment sessions.
Booking Your Initial Consultation
An initial consultation is a necessary first step for any cosmetic surgery journey. This is how we can fully assess your needs and prepare a customised, no-obligation quote as well as answer all your questions. We also offer online consultations. To learn more about any aspect of this surgical procedure, make contact with our clinic. Or book an initial consultation to discuss your needs.
How Do I Find Out More About Non-Surgical Double Chin Reduction?
Please contact Me Clinic. Our team of registered medical practitioners with specialist registration in cosmetic surgery has over 35 years of cosmetic medicine experience to share with you. We ensure you will be fully informed and understand your options before commencing any treatment.
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Surgical Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a health practitioner who is a registered medical practitioner with specialist registration in cosmetic surgery.
The information on the website is for general guidance only and cannot be used as a basis to make a surgical decision. An initial consultation with our surgeon, who is a registered medical practitioner with specialist registration in cosmetic surgery, is required to help patients make an informed decision before proceeding with any surgical procedure.
Can this treatment be used on other areas of the body like the bottom?
Not at this point. The only recommended treatment area is the treatment under the chin for double chin submental fat.
Who is not a good candidate for this treatment?
Patients with loose skin and minimum neck fat as well as pregnant women or women breast feeding should not consider this treatment or any injectable treatment.
Does this treatment hurt?
The treatment has a mild discomfort and is therefore not considered painless. It can feel like sunburn under the skin.
What are the other non-surgical options for double chin removal?
Other non-surgical options for double chin removal involve freezing (cryolipolysis) or fat heating devices.
Will this treatment help with my loose skin too?
There may be some skin tightening as a result of the treatment.
Can I expect any downtime as a result of this treatment?
There is some swelling of the neck post treatment which can last for a few days. So you may wish to not attend any face-to-face interactions during this time.
What are the benefits of a non-surgical double chin removal?
The benefits include a skin tightening effect and a more contoured neck profile and jawline. This cosmetic procedure is also a quick process with minimum downtime and manageable side effects.
What other non-surgical cosmetic treatments does Me Clinic offer?
Besides our non-surgical double chin removal cosmetic procedure, Me Clinic Melbourne and across Australia offer other effective non-surgical treatments to combat the signs of ageing and loss of skin elasticity. Non-surgical options for the face include dermal filler treatments, anti-wrinkle injections, laser skin rejuvenation and skin needling (we only use TGA-listed transdermal skin-needling device in Australia). Another non-surgical procedure offered by Me Clinic is the innovative Silhouette Soft® thread lift. This long-lasting collagen stimulating non-surgical cosmetic treatment refreshes the look of the ageing face by tightening and sculpting key parts of the face and neck.