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Chin Fat

Chin Fat is otherwise known as “double chin,” submental fat, or if it’s really severe “turkey neck” or “gobbler.”  This is the fat in the area under the chin and can extend outward to be below the jawbone. It is commonly found in three situations: 1) you inherited excess fat from your family, 2) being overweight, and 3) the fat may seem to show up as you age.  

When you inherit more fat cells in this area, you are stuck because you cannot spot reduce or selectively lose more weight in this area. Chin fat is a very common genetic trait and you can usually clearly identify other family members who have it too. Likewise, as you age, you may notice the area under the chin seems to have more fat which then begins to pull on the skin so it hangs. Sometimes a patient will refer to this as a “waddle.” No matter what the cause, the great news is you have both surgical and non-surgical options, which are both quick, simple, and give lasting results!

Common Questions

Q: What is chin fat?

A: Chin fat is the fat found in the area under your chin that may continue outward under the jawline. It is also called submental fat, “double chin,” or even “turkey neck.”

Q: I have a lot of fat under my chin that really bothers me, how do I know if I should do lipo or Kybella?

A: You probably could do either liposculpture or Kybella, whichever you are more comfortable with after your consultation. Some patients may choose lipo if they have a lot of fat and don’t want to wait for it to dissolve, or if they have excess fat to remove in other areas of their face or body where Kybella cannot be used.

Q: I don’t have as much fat under my chin as some people, but it bothers me so much! Why does it bother me so much?

A: Any amount of fat under your chin makes you look heavier or older than you really are, which is why it bothers people so much. In fact, a recent survey found that 69% of people stated they were bothered by their chin fat. So you are in good company if this bothers you since it bothers the majority of people!

Q: What is Kybella?

A: Kybella is the first of its kind! The only FDA approved in-office injectable that destroys fat cells permanently in the submental area, also known as chin fat.

Q: Will I need to take off work?

A: No, Kybella is a simple in-office injection into the fat under your chin and you will not have to miss work. If you choose to have liposculpture you may want to take off a few days depending on the amount of fat you are removing.

Q: Why do I have more fat under my chin than other people?

A: Genetics, weight gain and aging are some of the more common causes of extra fat under the chin. But now there are two simple options, liposculpture and Kybella, to permanently remove the fat cells and keep you looking trimmer and younger.

Q: Is the change permanent?

A: Yes. Liposculpture permanently removes the fat cells and the fat cells are gone immediately! Kybella kills the fat cells, the body absorbs them over time, and they are gone permanently! You can still gain weight or age in the treated area, but you will always have less fat under your chin than you would have had prior to receiving liposculpture or Kybella.

Q: I have fat under my chin, but I also noticed I have a very short distance from my chin to my neck. Is that possible?

A: Yes, depending on your jawline structure you may also have a weak chin. If this is the case, Kybella or liposculpture can still be used to get rid of the fat. If you choose, a chin implant could also be placed to increase the distance from the jawline to neck to correct the weak chin

Q: My friend had her chin and jowl fat removed by liposuction. What is the difference between Kybella and liposculpture?

A: “Lipo,” or liposuction can also be called liposculpture when using very fine instruments to remove the fat, and permanently eliminates the fat cells immediately. Kybella is an FDA approved injection that dissolves chin fat overtime.

Q: What is the fat dissolving medicine in Kybella?

A: The active ingredient in Kybella is manufactured deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is what our body makes, and releases into the intestinal tract to help break down fat that we eat. So when Kybella is injected into the chin fat, likewise, it breaks down the chin fat and it is permanently gone.

Q: How long does it take to get a Kybella treatment?

A: About 20 minutes.

Q: What does it mean when someone says they have a “double chin?”

A: A person usually describes themselves as having a “double chin” when they have a significant amount of fat under their chin. Usually they will also have family members with the exact same problem, but now they can easily get rid of their double chin.

Q: Who is a good candidate for Kybella?

A: Anyone over 18 years of age and has noticeable fat under their chin.

Q: What is the satisfaction rate for your Kybella and liposculpture patients?

A: My patients have been extremely happy with their results from both liposculpture and Kybella, and many are telling their family and friends to do it because it’s so simple to get great and permanent improvement in their definition.

Testimonials

  • Dr. Kramer introduced me to Kybella and I am so happy she did! I am finally double-chin free!

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  • Dr. Kramer understood the battle I had with my “turkey neck” my whole life. I always felt so self-conscious. I finally had liposuction done under my chin and I look amazing!! I love who I see in the mirror now thanks to Dr. Kramer!

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  • Dr. Kramer listened to what bothered me about my chin fat. She was understanding and gave me all the options and information I needed to make the best decision for me. For years I thought I was stuck with this fat, but Dr. Kramer took it all away. I feel the best I have ever felt in my entire life! Thank you Dr. Kramer!

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