Even Skinny People Can Have Double Chins, but Now There’s a Nonsurgical Solution

When there’s extra fat underneath the skin right below your chin, it makes you look as if you have two chins. Some people develop this condition as they age, or it can be the result of weight gain. While a double chin might be difficult to eliminate, it’s not impossible.

I’m pretty thin. Why do I have fat under my chin?

When you’re thin, just a small amount of fat under your jaw -- called submental fat -- may feel like it’s too much for your profile. Most of the time it’s just a result of genetics, and someone in your family tree passed on the tendency to have a little more flesh or fat in the chin area.

Thankfully, chin fat is easy to treat with SculpSure®, a noninvasive laser technology we offer to our patients at Amour Medical Aesthetics. Recently cleared by the FDA to treat submental fat, SculpSure can transform your look and restore your confidence. Here’s what you should know about getting rid of a double chin.

SculpSure: A fat-melting laser

SculpSure is a laser treatment that targets the fat cells directly. A device is placed over the target area -- in this case under your chin -- and the laser penetrates your skin and heats up the fat cells enough to damage them beyond repair. You will feel a warming sensation, but your skin stays comfortable and undamaged.

The fat cells are gone, permanently

Over the next few weeks, your body’s natural systems dispose of the damaged fat cells, just as they would any other damaged cell. You’ll be able to see the full effect of your SculpSure treatment in about three months.

There are several differences between losing weight and the elimination of fat cells through SculpSure. For example, when you lose weight, your fat cells shrink, but they remain in your body. With a SculpSure treatment, the fat cells are gone.

After the treatment, your body can still plump up your remaining fat cells, so it’s important to pay close attention to your diet and exercise routine. However, the cells that are targeted during SculpSure are permanently gone.

SculpSure is quick

The treatment itself only usually takes about 25 minutes, so it doesn’t take up a whole day. Some people even schedule treatment during their lunch break.

Not only will you be in and out of Amour Medical Aesthetics quickly, you won’t need any recovery time, as you would with liposuction. SculpSure is a noninvasive procedure, so you don’t have to deal with stitches, infection risk, or other effects that could interfere with your life. You may have minimal bruising, but not everyone does.

So my double chin will really be gone?

Yes! If you’re a good candidate for SculpSure treatment, your submental fat will be melted away, giving you the trimmer profile you’ve always wanted. If you’re ready to find out more, book an appointment online or by phone at Amour Medical Aesthetics today. Dr. Alonso provides personalized assessments to determine your individual needs and suggests a treatment plan designed specifically for you.

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