Chin Contouring Overview

La Jolla Chin Sculpting Treatment

Submental chin fat can be a big problem for some people, as it is difficult to get rid of and can make you look older and heavier than you really are. There are no exercises that work specifically for the chin, and if you are predisposed genetically to a double chin, even a healthy lifestyle and diet may not help much.

Women may also suffer from a “turkey wattle,” or excess loose skin under the chin caused by gravity and the natural aging process. However, there are a variety of means available to help reduce the appearance of both a double chin and loose, sagging skin. You don’t have to live with an unwanted, unattractive chin contour – with the help of liposuction or one of our non-invasive skin tightening devices, you can get on the road to achieving a sculpted and defined chin!

Treatment Options

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If you are visiting Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in order to eliminate a double chin, the first thing our skincare specialists will do is determine which treatment is right for you. An in-person consultation will allow our dermatologists to accurately and strategically develop a treatment plan that’s unique to your special circumstances. Some of the double chin treatments offered at our center in San Diego include the following:

Chin Liposuction

Chin liposuction is the original and still the most effective way to reduce saggy skin under the chin. Liposuction involves a longer recovery period than non-invasive options, but it will achieve the most dramatic results over a single treatment. Here at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, we perform tumescent liposculpture of the chin, which results in less downtime than “traditional” liposuction. Tumescent liposculpture involves only local anesthetic, which reduces the risk of side effects from anesthesia and allows patients to be up and about much sooner than they could after general anesthesia.

Recovery after tumescent liposuction takes just a few days before patients are presentable again, so we recommend having the procedure done over a long weekend when you have the time to rest and recover out of the public eye. This procedure is very safe and effective and has a high rate of success.

CoolMini

CoolMini is the latest FDA cleared non-invasive treatment for submental fat under the chin. It can also be used on other areas of the body with small, difficult to treat pockets of fat, such as the armpits and knees! CoolMini uses the same cryolipolysis technology as CoolSculpting, with the same rate of effectiveness. The applicator selectively “freezes” the submental fat cells, leading to a 20-30% reduction in fat after one treatment. Multiple treatments may be done to achieve a more dramatic effect if desired.

CoolMini involves no downtime, and side effects may include minor swelling, redness, and numbness that will disappear on its own in a matter of hours to weeks, depending on the patient. This liposculpture treatment is great for people with small amounts of fat under the chin who don’t necessarily want to undergo liposuction.

Kybella

Kybella is an injectable treatment for melting chin fat that was FDA approved in 2015. This treatment works by using deoxycholic acid to target and destroy unwanted fat cells. A series of injections are placed at strategic points under the chin, and over time the fat cells are destroyed and eliminated naturally by the body, allowing a double chin to reduce in size and the chin to become more contoured.

Kybella involves only minimal downtime, but we recommend that patients do it over a weekend just in case there is significant swelling. Swelling, bruising, and numbness are the side effects most commonly associated with Kybella, but these are generally minimal and will resolve on their own.

Ultherapy

Ultherapy is an FDA cleared, effective treatment for lifting and tightening skin on the neck, chest, and face non-surgically. It uses ultrasound energy to penetrate deep into the tissue and stimulate collagen production, thus causing the skin to regain some elasticity, tighten, and retract, leaving you with a firmer, more youthful neck contour.

Ultherapy can be used to smooth chest wrinkles, contour the neck and chin, and even brighten the eye area by tightening drooping skin around the eyes. It can also be used in conjunction with the fat reduction of the chin to help tighten any potential loose skin afterward.

ThermiTight

ThermiTight is a minimally invasive contouring procedure that uses a small probe inserted under the skin to conduct radiofrequency energy into the deep tissues. This radiofrequency energy heats and contracts the dermis, which in turn stimulates collagen production and leads to tighter skin. ThermiTight is often used in conjunction with liposuction of the chin for a comprehensive fat reduction and skin tightening treatment that leads to the best neck and chin contour possible.

ThermiTight requires no downtime and can be done on its own or with a fat reduction procedure. It can also be used to reduce fat, simply by changing the settings on the radiofrequency device.

Photos

Thermi, micro-lipo and injectables for rejuvenation by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Thermi, micro-lipo and injectables for rejuvenation by Dr. Fabi
6 years after Thermi, micro-lipo and injectables for rejuvenation by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Thermi, Micro-lipo and injectables by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after 2 sessions of Kybella injections to reduce submental fat under the chin by Dr. Butterwick. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Kybella injections to reduce submental fat under the chin by Dr. Butterwick
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Kybella injections to reduce submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Kybella injections to treat submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Kybella injections to reduce submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Kybella to treat submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi
Actual unretouched patient before and after Ultherapy, injectables and micro-liposuction to contour the chin and firm the jawline by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Ultherapy, injectables and micro-liposuction to contour the chin and firm the jawline by Dr. Fabi
Actual unretouched patient before and after Ultherapy, micro-liposuction and injectables to firm the lower face and jawline by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Ultherapy, micro-liposuction and injectables to firm the lower face and jawline by Dr. Fabi
Actual unretouched patient before and after Ulthera to tighten skin under the chin by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Ulthera treatment to tighten skin under the chin by Dr. Fabi
Actual unretouched patient before and after ThermiTight for skin laxity by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and After ThermiTight to treat skin laxity by Dr. Groff
Actual unretouched patient before and after ThermiTight and micro-lipo to reduce submental fat and contour the chin by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after ThermiTight and micro-lipo for chin contouring by Dr. Groff
Actual unretouched patient before and after ThermiTight and micro-lipo to treat skin laxity and submental fat by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after ThermiTight with micro-lipo to treat submental fat and sagging skin by Dr. Groff
Actual unretouched patient before and after ThermiTight to treat skin laxity under the chin by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after ThermiTight to address skin laxity under the chin by Dr. Groff
Actual unretouched patient before and after ThermiRF to tighten skin under the chin by Dr. Goldman. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after ThermiRF to tighten skin under the chin by Dr. Goldman
Actual unretouched patient before and after micro-lipo and Thermi for chin contouring by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and After Micro-Lipo and Thermi for chin contouring by Dr. Groff
Actual unretouched patient before and after Thermi and Micro-Lipo for chin contouring by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Thermi and Micro-Lipo for chin contouring by Dr. Groff
Actual unretouched patient before and after CO2, Erbium Yag and Microlipo for facial rejuvenation and contouring by Dr. Boen. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after CO2, Erbium Yag and Microlipo by Dr. Boen
Actual unretouched patient before and after CO2, Erbium Yag laser and micro lipo for facial rejuvenation and sculpting by Dr. Boen. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after CO2, Erbium Yag laser and micro lipo by Dr. Boen
Unretouched photos of patient before and after ThermiTight and micro-lipo to contour the chin by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after micro lipo and ThermiTight to shape the jawline by Dr. Groff
Unretouched photos of patient before and after ThermiTight and micro-lipo to shape the chin and jawline by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after ThermiTight and micro lipo to shape the jaw by Dr. Groff
Unretouched photos of patient before and after ThermiTight and micro-lipo to shape the chin and jawline by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after micro lipo and ThermiTight to the lower face by Dr. Groff
Actual un-retouched patient before and afterThermiTight treatment to contour the chin by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed Before and after ThermiTight treatment for chin contouring by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after ThermiTight and MicroLipo for chin contouring by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed Before and after ThermiTight and micro lipo for chin contouring by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after ThermiTight for chin contouring by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed Before and after ThermiTight for chin contouring by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Botox injections to the masseter muscles for facial slimming by Dr. Boen. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed Before and after Botox injections to the masseter muscles for facial slimming by Dr. Boen
Actual un-retouched patient before and after ThermiTight to tighten chin and neck skin by Dr. Boen. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after ThermiTight treatment for skin laxity in neck and chin by Dr. Boen
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Voluma injections to contour the chin by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Voluma injections for chin contouring by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after ThermiTight for chin contouring by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed Before and after ThermiTight for chin contouring by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after ThermiTight for fullness under the chin by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after ThermiTight to treat fullness under the chin by Dr. Groff
Actual un-retouched patient before and after ThermiTight to tighten skin under the chin and neck by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed Before and after ThermiTight to tighten skin under the chin and neck by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after ThermiTight for chin and neck contouring by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed Before and after ThermiTight to contour the chin and neck by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after ThermiTight to address skin laxity under the chin and neck by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed Before and after ThermiTight to address skin laxity under the chin and neck by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after ThermiTight to address sagging skin under the chin and neck by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed Before and after ThermiTight to treat sagging skin under the chin and neck by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after ThermiTight to treat skin laxity under the chin by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed Before and after ThermiTight for chin contouring by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Radiesse injections to augment the chin by Dr. Goldman. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Radiesse injections to augment the chin by Dr. Goldman
Actual un-retouched patient before and after ThermiTight to address skin laxity under the chin by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed Before and after ThermiTight to treat skin laxity under the chin by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after ThermiTight to address skin laxity under the chin and neck by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed Before and after ThermiTight to address skin laxity under the chin and neck by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after ThermiTight to address skin laxity under the chin by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after ThermiTight to address skin laxity under the chin by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Voluma injections to augment and contour the chin and jawline by Dr. Butterwick. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Voluma injections to augment and contour the chin and jawline by Dr. Butterwick
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Botox and Voluma to augment the chin and contour the jawline by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Botox and Voluma to augment the chin and contour the jawline by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Vollure and Voluma injections to augment the cheeks and chin by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Vollure and Voluma injections to augment the cheeks and chin by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Juvederm Vollure and Voluma injections to augment the cheeks and chin by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Juvederm Vollure and Voluma injections to augment the cheeks and chin by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Vollure and Voluma injections to augment the cheeks and chin by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Vollure and Voluma injections to augment the cheeks and chin by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Vollure and Voluma injections to augment the cheeks and chin by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Vollure and Voluma injections to augment the cheeks and chin by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Botox treatment for masseter reduction by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Botox injections into the masseter muscle to slim the jawline by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Botox treatment for jawline reduction by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Botox injections to the masseter muscle to slim the jawline by Dr. Groff
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Botox  treatment for masseter reduction by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Botox injections to reduce the masseter and slim the jawline by Dr. Groff
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Botox treatment for jawline reduction by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Botox injections to reduce the masseter muscle and slim the jawline by Dr. Groff
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Voluma and Botox treatment for chin by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Voluma and Botox injections to contour the chin by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Botox treatment for masseter reduction by Dr. Butterwick. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Botox injections into the masseter muscle to slim the jawline by Dr. Butterwick
Actual un-retouched patient before and after liposculpture to treat submental fat under the chin. Results by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed. Before and after liposculpture to remove submental fat and shape the chin by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Botox treatment for masseter reduction by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Botox injections to masseter muscle to slim the jawline by Dr. Groff
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Botox treatment for masseter reduction by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Botox injections to the masseter muscle to slim the jawline by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Botox treatment for masseter reduction by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Botox injections into the masseter muscle to narrow the jawline by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Coolsculpting treatment for double chin by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Coolsculpting to reduce submental fat under the chin by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Thermi treatment for skin laxity under the chin by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Thermi treatment to tighten skin under the chin by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Kybella injections to treat a double chin by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Kybella injections to remove submental fat from under the chin by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Kybella injections to remove submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Kybella injections to remove submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after liposculpture to reduce submental fat and contour the neck by Dr. Goldman. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after liposculpture to reduce submental fat and contour the neck by Dr. Goldman
Actual un-retouched patient before and after liposculpture to reduce submental fat and contour the neck by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after liposculpture to remove submental fat and contour the neck by Dr. Groff
Actual un-retouched patient before and after CoolLipo treatment to reduce submental fat and contour the chin by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after CoolLipo to treat submental fat and contour the chin by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after CoolLipo treatment to reduce submental fat and contour the chin by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after CoolLipo to reduce submental fat and contour the chin by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after ThermiTight to treat skin laxity under the chin by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after ThermiTight to treat skin laxity under the chin by Dr. Groff
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Kybella injections to reduce submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Kybella injections to treat submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Kybella injections to reduce submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Kybella injections to treat submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Kybella injections to reduce submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi. *Disclaimer: Results vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Kybella injections to reduce submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Botox injections to reduce the masseter muscle and slim the face by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Botox injections into the masseter muscle to slim the face by Dr. Groff

Videos

Dr. Groff Showcases How to Eliminate a "Turkey Neck" (3:24)
Dr. Butterwick Explains Botox for Chin Dimpling (1:25)
Dr. Fabi Discusses Double Chin Reduction (3:45)
Kybella for Chin Fat Removal with Dr. Groff (2:42)

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