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Q: Is there a procedure that would give me a jawline and get rid of the little pocket of fat underneath my chin?
A: There are a few options available to you depending on how invasive you would like to be regarding your submental fullness (area under your chin that pooches out). The most conservative option could be @Coolsculpting with the CoolMini adapter to target stubborn fat deposits under the chin. Coolscultping freezes the fat in the offending area, and the bodies own immune system removes the damaged fat cells, creating a more defined area under the chin. Coolsculpting is nice because it provides nearly no downtime and is very comfortable to undergo. More than one treatment may be necessary to obtain the desired result.
Ultherapy is also an option in the neck and uses radio frequency energy to dissipate fat cells.
Next, Kybella is an injectable material that is placed into the submental area and dissolves the fat cells, which the body then reabsorbs and removes. Kybella does usually result in some swelling and sometimes discomfort temporarily in the treated area, but is entirely manageable with little downtime as well. Additionally, treatments performed 4-6 weeks out are usually required.
Finally, surgical removal of the fat is also an option. This definitive treatment is performed through small incisions under the chin and behind the ears and using liposuction cannulas, the fat is directly removed from the area, allowing a contoured neck and jawline to be created. Downtime is usually limited to a few days at most, with most people resuming normal activity within 1-2 days.
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