Until recently the only way to treat the double chin (known as the submental fat) was through liposuction. However there is now an injection that dissolves fat cells which are then processed and eliminated by the body naturally.
The fat dissolving procedure
About the procedure
The fat dissolving procedure is performed by numbing the area of skin under the chin with local anaesthetic. A grid is marked up to ensure that equal amounts of product are injected uniformly to produce a symmetrical outcome. The points are then injected with a fat dissolving product (that is actually found naturally in our bodies).
What can I expect?
Destruction of fat cells occur immediately, however over the following 12 weeks they are slowly cleared from the area by the body’s lymphatic system. Each time this procedure is performed there is loss of about 25% of fat cells in the area. Typically 2-4 treatments are required to get the desired result. This is often combined with jawline filler to create a more defined jaw.
Dr. Scott Allison is an expert Cosmetic Physician and international trainer in cosmetic injectables based in New Farm. He graduated Medical School at the University of Queensland in 2011 and is a Fellow of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia & the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.