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Double Chin: Treatment, Cost and Side Effects

What is the Double Chin? How is the Double Chin treatment done? Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?) Who is not eligible for the treatment? Are there any side effects? What are the post-treatment guidelines? How long does it take to recover? What is the price of the treatment in India? Are the results of the treatment permanent? What are the alternatives to the treatment?

What is the Double Chin?

Double chin treatment is required for people who want to get rid of the layer of fat which forms under the chin. According to popular belief, double chins are associated with gaining weight, but this is not the case as people who are fit and thin can also have one. The problem can arise because of genes or loose skin problems associated to aging. There are a number of methods to get rid of a double chin. Regularly exercising which specially target losing excessive fat from the face and following a diet may help you lose the extra fat from your chin. You can also choose surgical treatments to instantly fix the problem. Surgeries like lipolysis and mesotherapy are also available for individuals who want to get a surgical treatment.

If weight gain is actually the reason for your double chin then exercising and dieting are the best way to get rid of the problem. Healthy dieting and exercising are the solution to numerous health problems. Some of the food items which you should consume for getting rid of the double chin are vegetables, at least four times on a daily basis along with three servings of fruits. Switching to refined grains instead of whole grains is also another method to see significant change. Avoiding fried and processed foods are a must for losing the fat. Other food items to be consumed are lean poultry and low fat dairy. You should also learn to control the portions you eat each day. A healthy exercising routine should also be followed to see quick results.

How is the Double Chin treatment done?

If genes are the reason behind your double chin then taking help of certain surgical treatments may show definite results, There are two surgical procedures which can help you lose double chin quickly. However, these procedures are expensive and can have certain side effects which you need to consider before going through with the procedures. Lipolysis or liposculpture is one of the most popular methods of surgically removing face fat. This method uses heat from the laser to melt away the excessive fat from the face. Most of the cases require only local anesthesia to during the procedure of liposuction in order to treat double chin. However, you need to note than liposuction does not remove extra skin but simply melts away the excessive fat.

Another method of removing the double chin is through a surgery called mesotherapy which is a minimally invasive procedure used to delivery very small amounts of fat dissolving compounds with the help of injections. An acid called deoxycholic was sanctioned by the U.S Food and Drug Administration in 2015 to be used in the procedure. The acid helps in absorbing the body fat easily. You may need 20 injections per treatment to treat the problem. Six treatments in total may be required for the double chin to reduce significantly. It is recommended to wait for at least a month in between the treatments.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

Individuals are believe that they have excessive fat under their chin and want it removed are eligible for the treatment.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Any individual who does not have excessive fat under their skin or are comfortable with having it are not eligible for the treatment.

Are there any side effects?

Natural treatment like eating healthy and exercising regularly cannot have any possible side effects. However surgical treatments which involve laser and injections like lipolysis and mesotherapy respectively come with a few side effects which need to be considered thoroughly before undergoing the surgery. Lipolysis has side effects like easy bruising, swelling and paining in the concerned area. On the other hand, mesotherapy can have complications like swelling, numbness, redness, pain and bruising.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

You need to be very careful about not irritating the area under your chin after going through sessions of the surgery. If you planned to take the natural route, excessive eating should strictly be avoided and exercising regularly is advised.

How long does it take to recover?

If the concerned person has undergone a lipolysis surgery, it may take two to three weeks time to recover completely and be able to do strenuous tasks. Mesotherapy needs a period of 24 to 48 hours for the swelling and redness to reduce.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The medical surgeries for removing double chin can be expensive. These surgeries need multiple sittings which charge for every session. The liposuction surgery for the chin may come up to Rs 27,000 – Rs 50,000. Mesotherapy may also come up to the same level or may be slightly more expensive than lipolysis.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The results of these surgeries lasts for a very long period of time. However, you may notice that the skin starts becoming lose and gaining weight under the chin area gradually. In order to avoid such a situation, make sure to exercise regularly and not gain weight.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

The alternative for double chin treatment is to maintain a healthy weight and exercise regularly. In order to get rid of the double chin naturally, you need to eat healthy and keep exercising regularly.

Popular Questions & Answers

I've a double chin, and a fatty face, how will I get rid of this, i've thyroid taking thyronorm 150 mg, is thyroid is the cause of my double chin? Though I take little food, my weight is 65 kgs, i'm looking bulky.

Double chin could be hereditary or could be incidental. It does not respond to dieting. Since it is not a disease nothing to worry but if it bothers you then surgery-liposuction or liquidation of fat by injection may be a possibility.

I am 42 years and hv double chin. I eat less and still looks chubby. Please advice for my double chin. What should I eat. I am suffering fm iron and protein deficiency also. Due to which my hair hv become very thin. Pl suggest.

Hello lybrate-user. You should take thyroid test first. See if there are any abnormalities. Then consult with reports. Also take a multivitamin tablet.
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Hii I am 17 years old and I have double chin. I want to remove it. So what amount of calories should I burn everyday?

Hello, It is not a fixed number. The simple calculation is you have to burn 300-500 calories more than you take daily. Means if you take 1000 calories then burn 1500 calorie.

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