Dr. Anita Dormer, MD

Double Chin

Causes and treatment options

Double Chins and Turkey Necks, which visually account for over 50% of the human profile, make a person look heavier and older. I mean, who needs that?

A double chin, also known as submental fat, is a common condition that occurs when a layer of fat forms below your chin. Unfortunately, exercise and weight loss do little to improve a double chin.

This condition, which the medical community calls submental fullness, can often be seen in teenagers and very thin people. Over 80% of people with double chins wish they could remove it.


Leading factors causing a Double Chin are:

  • Genetics
  • Weight Gain or Loss
  • Facial Expressions
  • Aging

Non surgical treatments for Double Chin and Lipomas – Resculpting the profile

Deoxycholic acid, part of the FDA approved non-surgical injection material KYBELLA,  is a naturally occurring acid which, once injected into the fatty area, targets and removes the cells that store the fat while maintaining the healthy cells around the area. This treatment has rapidly become the go-to treatment for small fat deposits especially double chins.

Within 2 treatments, most patients have lost enough fat cells to start forming a new profile or notice a distinct reduction in size of lipomas. One treatment takes less than 15 minutes and there is little to no downtime after the procedure. You will have swelling that resolves in a few days but otherwise should be able to resume normal activities immediately after. To schedule your consultation, click here!

Number of treatments and results

  • 1 to 4 treatments depending on amount of fat in the area
  • Results are generally seen at 3-4 weeks with full effect  6 weeks after the last injection

Results do vary depending on individual factors but many patients experience permanent fat removal in as little as 2 treatments.

Dr. Anita is uniquely qualified to analyze and reshape this area by using a combination of techniques to optimize results non surgically.  For maximal results she usually recommends a tightening device such as Ultrasound Ultherapy or a Radio frequency treatment series and Botox if neck bands are present.

Dr. Anita suggests the following treatments for this condition:

To learn more about Double chin treatments or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anita click here!

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