A double chin immediately adds years to anyone’s face, and until now, there was no effective solution without surgery. Thanks to brilliant new cosmetic medicine, fat deposits in your neck and jawline can permanently be eliminated, creating a cleaner, more youthful silhouette for the rest of your life.
We know double chins are a common problem that many people hate. We know from speaking to our patients that very few want surgery for their double chin with the associated downtime and possible scarring. We have become experienced in the non-surgical option of removing double chins and have improved the technique to include local anaesthetic to make it as pain free as possible. We recognise that there is an associated upfront cost but that the procedure is permanent and that we need to explain to patients that the initial expense needs to be spread over the many years of benefit.
Double chins are one of the most lamented age-related changes of the face and jaw, leaving countless men and women wishing to regain a sleek, contoured profile. A double chin forms due to fat deposits in front of the neck muscles, called preplatysmal fat deposits, creating a sagging, jowl-like silhouette.
Our chin sculpting treatment involves a series of simple injections that dissolve the superficial fat of the chin and neck and results in re-sculpting your jawline. The product injected is a purified form of deoxycholic acid which occurs naturally within our bodies as a bile acid.
The injection treatment can be done in the rooms as a simple day appointment, allowing you to walk in and walk out straight after your treatment, which takes around 30-45 minutes. For best results, we recommend at least two treatments spaced around six weeks apart.
Double chin removal treatments with fat dissolving injections are a fast, safe, day treatment that will allow you to regain a youthful contoured silhouette with minimal downtime.
Unlike anti-wrinkle injections and other popular cosmetic treatments, double chin sculpting doesn’t need to be repeated once you have achieved your desired youthful result. This means an initial investment in this treatment lasts a lifetime!
Our chin dissolving injections target the superficial fat of the chin, permanently abolishing these fat cells, yielding lasting long term results. If a patient gains a lot of weight in the years after the treatment though, the deep fat cells are still able to enlarge which can increase some of the fullness under the chin again.
The treatment involves using a pencil to mark the area to be treated, placing a special grid on the skin to allow for accuracy. Then ice is applied, and a series of 20-30 very fine injections are administered. The treatment takes about 30-45 minutes from the time you walk through our clinic doors, to when you walk out.
The total number of treatments needed to create a delicately contoured chin depends on your unique face, the severity of your double chin and the level of improvement you want. The number of treatments you require then determines the cost.
A minimum of two treatments are required and 3-4 treatments is not unusual for more pronounced double chins. The cost for the first 2 treatments is $2600 (inc GST) and subsequent treatments are $1000 (inc GST) per treatment. As mentioned unlike other cosmetic treatments though, double chin sculpting does not need to be repeated once the desired level of youthful contour is achieved, so an initial investment lasts a lifetime.
This treatment has a reputation for being quite uncomfortable. Fortunately at our clinic we have doctors, very experienced in this procedure, that have refined the use of local anaesthetic with the treatment. Most patients rate the pain when we do the treatment at our clinic as only minor (1 to 2 out of 10).
As with any injectable treatment, we recommend avoiding excessive alcohol consumption and high intensity exercise 24 hours prior to your treatment. This help to reduce the chance of bruising.
We recommend taking an anti-inflammatory tablet (eg Nurofen) on the morning of the treatment unless there are medical reasons not to take anti-inflammatories. Men must shave the jaw and neck area before treatment.
Swelling is an expected side effect of our double chin sculpting injections and is usually at its peak within the first 24 hours. For this reason, we recommend you take a full day off work and avoid any social engagements until your swelling has settled.
As with other injectable treatments, we recommend avoiding high intensity exercise for 48 hours after your treatment to minimise swelling and bruising.
Before and after images are presented purely as a reference point of the results that can be achieved. Everyone is unique and outcomes will vary and realistic expectations need to be discussed on a case by case basis.
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