People who want to reduce double chin appearance without plastic surgery now have two unique non-surgical options cleared by the FDA. Kybella injections from Kythera and CoolMini treatment from the makers of CoolSculpting are two divergent procedures with a common goal of removing unwanted fat tissue below the chin and restore a strong, sculpted chin and jaw.
Board certified plastic surgeons at MBody provide a wide range of aesthetic surgical and non-surgical procedures, including Kybella and CoolMini for double chin reduction. MBody provides these procedures to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg and surrounding communities.
How does the Treatment Work?
Kybella’s key ingredient is deoxycholic acid, which is a natural substance in the body to disintegrate and absorb fat cells. When Kybella medication is delivered through targeted injections in the submental area, it dissolves the outer membrane of fat cells, causing their selective destruction.
A series of Kybella injections will eliminate unwanted fat below the chin without involving any plastic surgery. A single Kybella treatment session may last for about 10 to 20 minutes, and most patients may achieve optimal results with three to six treatments.
The CoolMini device for double chin fat reduction works on the same principle as the CoolSculpting treatment. It is designed to sculpt the area below the chin by freezing the fat cells to their death through a unique process called cryolipolysis. Fat cells are isolated and frozen first with the controlled cooling temperatures before the skin or muscle cells can be affected.
Therefore, the stubborn fat cells are selectively targeted and eliminated. The procedure involves no cuts, incisions, needles or medication and produces sustainable results. Plastic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg and nearby areas for double chin fat reduction.
When do the Results become Visible?
In case of Kybella injectable treatment, once a cell has been disintegrated, it will gradually get processed through the body’s natural metabolism. It will take a few weeks before the treated fat cells melt away, revealing slimmer submental contours. In just two treatment sessions, many patients can achieve 50 percent reduction of excess submental fat.
In case of CoolMini double chin treatment, the frozen fat cells will break down and get metabolized in about two to three months. The patient will be able to notice immediate improvements as well as see the fat below the chin shrink gradually. However, full results of a well-defined jaw line will be established after the completion of multiple treatment sessions in two to three months.
Kybella may be appropriate for adults who want to get rid of small to substantial amounts of fat deposits in the submental area. CoolMini is more effective for candidates who want to remove small to moderate amounts of fat in this area. Both procedures are ideally suited for people who want to avoid cosmetic surgery to reduce the appearance of double chin.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit
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