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curious about chin waddle

Question posted by anon from vancouver

i have a waddle and was curious about the most reasonably priced and least painful procedure for getting rid of it

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  • Dear anon, A chin waddle or a double chin, characterized by extra fat, subcutaneous tissue and sometimes skin laxity under the chin is very common.  A chin waddle can occur from weight loss/weight gain or as a hereditary predisposition.  Attempts at diet and exercise are generally the best place to start if your chin waddle disappears with strategic and healthy weight loss then that is the simple approach.  There are surgical and non-surgical options for resistant chin waddles and the most popular non-surgical treatment includes a combination of Kybella, which is an injectable treatment of deoxycholate, a safe chemical substance injected much like soft tissue fillers or Botox into the chin waddle which will result in dissolution and safe melting of the fat which is processed very safely by your own body metabolic processes.  Kybella is often combined with non-invasive radio frequency heating to tighten the skin and additionally melt the submental fat.  Other non-surgical techniques include the use of high frequency focused ultrasounds and topical laser treatments to shrink the fat pad under the chin.

    More definitive treatment can be achieved minimally invasively under local anesthesia with direct lipolysis or melting of the submental fat using a laser called SmartLipo or a radio frequency device called NeckTite.  Both of these devices have the advantage of complete removal of the chin waddle as well as synchronize tightening of the soft tissue envelope and skin.  The double chin or waddle treatment with SmartLipo or NeckTite can be performed in an hour or less and generally requires only 3-5 days of recovery.

    As you can see there are many options for a double chin and the procedure selected depends upon the outcome you want to achieve and the amount of downtime that you can afford.

    I hope this information has been of some assistance and best of luck.  To find out more, please visit our double chin treatments page.  To schedule a consultation simply fill out the online consultation form and one of our client service attendants will schedule a consultation.  R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.
    Certified Plastic Surgeon Yorkville, Toronto

  • Excess skin beneath the chin is a challenging problem. The best approach is to tighten the neck skin with a face lift. This procedure hides the scars around the ears and gives the neck a much tighter look. Any surgical approach that involves incisions at the front of the neck to remove the excess skin directly often leaves unpleasant visible scars. Non-surgical treatments which use ultrasound or infrared energy can be helpful, but the results are not as predictable  and can be disappointing.

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