Non-surgical fat reduction
Injection lipolysis chemically reduces the number of fat cells around the injection site. This procedure results in fat cell disruption and death. A treatment of choice for the area underneath the chin to eliminate what is known as a "double chin." Most patients have at least two treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart, which is the typical duration of swelling. Patients can have up to six treatments to the area under the chin. Your plastic surgeon can develop a plan that best suits your individual anatomy. During the period of swelling the area can look fuller than it did before treatment, but as the fat cells are disrupted and the inflammation subsides, most patients see results by 6 to 8 weeks after a treatment. Unless a patient were to gain weight, the results should be long-lasting. AT A GLANCE Treatment: 1 hour Downtime: Mild pain, redness, swelling, and bruising up to 1 week BEST FOR Nonsurgical candidates and patients interested in a nonsurgical approach to reducing the fat beneath the chin may be interested in injection lipolysis.