Double Chin Treatment – CoolSculpting vs. Kybella
No matter how toned, sculpted and thin you may be, the dreaded double chin, turkey neck or jowly jawline can’t be corrected without the help of a cosmetic physician. In the past, anyone who wanted to rid themselves of any double chin fat would require a liposuction procedure, and turkey neck or hanging jowls would require a lower facelift or neck lift surgery by a skilled plastic surgeon. Until 2015, liposuction was a patient’s only alternative to treat their double chin.
In 2015, Coolsculpting received FDA approval for the reduction of submental, providing patients with a non-surgical alternative. Coolsculpting was already globally known for their fat-freezing process (cryolipolysis) to reduce stubborn areas around the abdomen, thighs, hips, flanks and arms. At about the same time, Kybella injections, also performed in a cosmetic physician’s office, have also been approved by the FDA and have gained popularity for the treatment of this same submental fat.
The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) reported in 2014 that approximately 68 percent of their survey respondents were concerned with chin and neck fat, which had increased by eight percent from the previous year. While double chins are certainly nothing new, especially upon hitting middle age, there’s a strong correlation in the rise of social media “selfies” and Face Time/Snap Chat close-ups and the increase in the percentage of people concerned with this troublesome area of fat!