Submental Fat Reduction

Submental Fat Reduction

Submental fat otherwise called “The Double Chin” is a problematic area of fat accumulation in people who have gained a lot of weight, especially since even if the weight is lost the fat under the neck tends to stay necessitating medical intervention.

There are three proven ways to remove fat under the chin.

1st)method is nonsurgical using 

Kybella which is an injectable. 

Main ingredient is Deoxycholic acid which is a secondary bile salt emulsifies fat and has been used in the USA for the treatment of fat under the chin

The treatment is a series of injections meant to dissolve fat. Procedure is simple 

There will be swelling for up to 6 weeks.

Results vary

The second group of injectable is mesotherapy. Very popular in Europe especially in France, where it was first formulated.

Main ingredients are phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate. Both emulsify fat.

Like kybella, it's injected under the skin and like kybella it may take weeks before swelling goes down completely. 

2nd method is by using Coolsculpting to reduce fat content. 

Freezing fat leads to the death of fat cells which is how Coolsculpting works.

The procedure is noninvasive and results are good.

3rd method is liposuction which is a surgical procedure that delivers superior results.

Although it is a surgical procedure with all the potential risks associated with cosmetic surgery, relatively speaking it is a benign procedure with minimal downtime.

Any of the three procedures can reduce fat with pros and cons for each procedure.


To learn more about treatment please call our office @703 992 9815 

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Dr. Anteneh Roba

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