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So, we’re not here to sway you, but let’s talk facts. Surveys from the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery, ACD College, and Cosmetic Physicians show that minimally invasive treatments are booming. It’s your neighbours, your coworkers, and even your loved ones who are opting in.
If you’re considering cosmetic treatments, rest assured that you’re part of a growing trend. A wealth of research and statistics from reputable organisations highlights the increasing acceptance and popularity of these treatments in Australia. Let’s explore some of the key data that not only normalises but also substantiates the choices many Australians are making.
Australia has the highest rate of cosmetic surgery per capita in the world. On average, Australians underwent 1.22 cosmetic surgery procedures per 1,000 people.
38% of Australians are considering undergoing cosmetic surgery in the next 10 years.
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80-85% feel more confident after having cosmetic treatments according to a survey by ACCS – Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery. 
95% of Australians who have had cosmetic injectables are satisfied with the results with in 2 weeks after the treatment 
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Having a well-defined jawline and chin can make a significant difference in one’s overall appearance. However, submental fullness and fat accumulation under the chin can obscure jawline contour and make one look heavier or older than their actual age. Thankfully, there are now more options than ever for eliminating a double chin and achieving a slimmer, better sculpted profile non-surgically.
What Causes a Double Chin?
A double chin or submental fat is often influenced by genetics and can worsen with age and weight gain. Loss of elasticity resulting in sagging chin skin or jowls can further amplify the appearance of fullness under the chin. While basic weight control and skincare may help, exercise and diet alone are usually not enough to specifically reduce a double chin. The real solution lies in targeted fat-reduction and skin-tightening treatments.
Nonsurgical Options for Double Chin Reduction
Today, injectable fillers, fat freezing, muscle-dissolving neuromodulators, micro-focused ultrasound, radiofrequency, and laser lipolysis offer effective alternatives to chin liposuction. While results are not immediate, non-invasive double chin treatments typically require no downtime and can be performed during a lunch break. Multiple sessions are usually needed for optimal outcomes, but the process is far less risky and traumatic compared to surgery.
Here we review today’s top non-surgical options for eliminating submental fullness:
Kybella injections – Kybella, the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for reducing submental fat, contains a naturally derived cytolytic compound called deoxycholic acid which permanently destroys fat cells when injected into the chin area. After the destroyed fat cells are cleared away, the double chin shrinks and definition in the area improves. Patients require 2-4 monthly Kybella injections for optimal reduction. Mild to moderate swelling, numbness, tingling, and discomfort can be expected for several days following each session. Results emerge gradually over a period of 2-3 months. In clinical studies, 59% of Kybella patients experienced a visible reduction in submental fat 12 weeks after final treatment. Kybella helps eliminate fat under the chin to better reveal a slimmer jawline and profile.
CoolSculpting – This popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment uses controlled cooling technology to selectively target and freeze fat cells which are then naturally flushed from the body over the ensuing weeks and months. One or more CoolSculpting applicators can treat double chin fullness. Patients may experience temporary numbness, tingling, swelling, or redness in the treated area. Gradual fat reduction becomes noticeable usually 2-4 months after treatment as the body continues to eliminate the damaged fat cells. On average, one CoolSculpting treatment session can reduce submental fat 20-25% over a period of 2-5 months. Additional sessions may further enhance chin contour for those requiring more dramatic improvement. The chin area responds particularly well to cryolipolysis fat freezing.
Ultrasound Cavitation – Technologies like UltraShape Power, Liposonix, and truSculpt iD employ focused ultrasound energy to deliver targeted heat deep into subcutaneous fat causing lipolysis, or fat breakdown. These completely non-invasive treatments require no needles or anesthetics and treat the double chin area in about 30 minutes per session. Patients may experience some mild redness for a few hours after treatment. Notable fat reduction and improved chin definition develops gradually over the course of 2-3 months following a series of 2-4 sessions spaced 1-2 weeks apart. Ultrasound cavitation provides safe, measurable submental fat reduction with no surgery or downtime required.
Radiofrequency Skin Tightening – Non-invasive radiofrequency (RF) devices like truSculpt flex, BOOST, or FaceTite use advanced RF technology to heat and tighten lax skin in the chin and neck region via collagen renewal in the deeper dermis. This results in a mild tightening effect that helps compensate for fat loss and enhance jawline contour. RF skin tightening is often combined with fat reduction treatments for optimal improvement in chin profile. Multiple monthly sessions allow for progressive tightening and collagen regeneration. The chin area responds particularly well to RF due to the skin’s thickness and bone density in this region.
Laser Lipolysis – Laser lipo devices like truSculpt iD, SculpSure, Zerona, and Strawberry Laser employ low-level laser energy to damage submental fat cells, causing them to leak and be naturally eliminated from the body. Collagen production and skin tightening is also stimulated, resulting in enhanced chin contour over a period of 2-6 months. Laser lipolysis treatments take about 15-30 minutes per session with no discomfort, side effects, or downtime required. While not a replacement for liposuction, this non-invasive option can reduce small localized fat deposits under the chin with a series of weekly or bi-weekly sessions. The ergonomic applicators treat delicate areas like under the chin and jawline very effectively.
When considering non-surgical double chin reduction, the ideal candidates have mild to moderate submental fat, good skin tone and elasticity, and realistic expectations for gradual results. Those with severe fullness, loose sagging skin may be better candidates for direct surgical excision or submental liposuction for more dramatic, immediate improvement. However, for appropriate patients not ready for chin liposuction, today’s safe non-invasive fat destroying and skin tightening technologies now provide an effective option for slimming, sculpting, and better defining the chin profile.
Two of the most popular nonsurgical options for reducing submental fullness are Kybella fat dissolving injections and CoolSculpting cryolipolysis. Here we outline the key differences:
Kybella contains synthetic deoxycholic acid which dissolves fat when injected into the chin area. CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling to selectively freeze fat cells without injections.
Kybella requires an experienced provider to administer 2-4 treatments spaced a month apart. CoolSculpting is applied via a hands-free applicator adjusted to fit under the chin.
Kybella often causes swelling/numbness/tingling lasting several days after each session. CoolSculpting causes temporary redness/numbness that resolves within hours.
Kybella treats the entire chin area but does involve needles penetrating the skin’s surface. CoolSculpting is non-invasive but only treats targeted fat bulges sucked into the applicator cups.
Kybella results emerge over 2-3 months as the body clears away dissolved fat cells. CoolSculpting takes 2-4 months to show final improvements after frozen fat cells are eliminated.
Kybella achieves 20-30% average submental fat reduction. CoolSculpting reduces treated chin fat by 20-25% per session.
Kybella requires fewer sessions, often just 2-4 treatments. CoolSculpting typically necessitates at least 4-6 sessions for significant double chin reduction.
Kybella costs approximately $600-800 per vial. CoolSculpting averages $750-1500 per chin applicator per session.
Ideally candidates for nonsurgical double chin reduction should be in general good health and have realistic outcome expectations. While Kybella and CoolSculpting take different approaches, both offer non-invasive options to trim stubborn submental fat without surgery, incisions, or prolonged downtime. Confer with an experienced cosmetic provider to determine if you are a candidate and which treatment option is best aligned with your specific needs and aesthetic goals.
Kybella injections use deoxycholic acid to destroy fat cells when injected into the chin area. This fat-dissolving compound permanently alters the treated cells. However, whether Kybella results are permanent depends largely on maintaining a stable weight. If weight gain occurs after treatments, new fat cells can still develop under the chin and accumulate fullness.
To better understand Kybella’s longevity, it helps to know how it works:
Kybella’s active ingredient deoxycholic acid disrupts fat cell membranes when injected into submental tissue.
Disrupted fat cells release their contents which are then gradually cleared away by the body’s natural processes.
Once destroyed, those treated fat cells cannot regenerate or grow back. Some surrounding cells may expand in response, making weight control key.
Up to 80% of the freed up space previously occupied by fat cells remains permanent if weight remains stable long-term.
Full benefits including maximal fat reduction may take up to 3 months to become apparent.
In clinical studies, 59% of Kybella patients reported satisfaction with their improved chin contour 2 years after final treatment. Longevity depends on several factors:
Number of vials used per treatment
Total number of Kybella treatments performed
Patient age and skin elasticity
Degree of initial fat volume needing reduction
Genetic predisposition and overall weight management success
Kybella offers permanent elimination of the treated double chin fat cells. However, removal of all unwanted submental fat generally requires 2-4 tailored injection sessions spaced at least 1 month apart. New fat formation can still occur with weight fluctuations, so diligent weight control is key for prolonging optimal results. When used correctly as part of an individualized treatment plan, Kybella can help patients achieve a noticeably slimmer, better defined chin and neck line.
Kybella double chin injections gradually improve chin contour by destroying and eliminating unwanted fat cells in the delicate under-chin area. Visible results will depend on:
Number of vials used per treatment (typical range is 2 to 4)
Number of monthly sessions based on amount of fat to be reduced (usually 2 to 4)
Existing submental fat volume and skin laxity
Genetic factors and overall weight changes
Adherence to post-treatment guidelines and skincare regimen
Kybella begins working immediately but maximal effect takes place over 2 to 3 months as the body clears away the disrupted fat contents. Kybella does not tighten loose chin skin, but eliminating excess fat helps restore better definition along the jaw and chin.
What Kybella results can you expect? On average:
20-25% fat reduction per treatment session
Overall 59% of patients saw visible fat reduction 12 weeks after final session
About 79% of patients reported noticeable improvement in chin profile
Increased jawline definition and a slimmer face shape/neckline
Smoother chin and neck area with stabilized submental fullness
Natural-looking results with minimal alteration of facial expressions
Enhanced confidence in facial appearance for most patients
Kybella is ideal for those with mild to moderate submental fat. People with severe fullness and loose, sagging neck skin may require more than Kybella alone to achieve desired aesthetic goals. Discuss your particular concerns with an experienced cosmetic provider to develop realistic Kybella results expectations tailored to your needs.
Due to natural variations in submental fat distribution and concentration, there is no universal standard for the ideal number of Kybella double chin treatment sessions. Treatment plans are customized based on each patient’s:
Degree of submental fullness
Quality of chin skin and anticipated laxity after fat reduction
Aesthetic objectives and desired final result
Financial budget and tolerance for multiple monthly visits
Generally, patients require 2-4 Kybella treatment sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart for optimal double chin reduction. Each session typically involves 2-4 vials depending on the volume of fat to be treated and the anatomy of the area. More vials and treatments may be required for significantly heavier individuals with larger fat pockets. The number of Kybella treatments needed is determined by your provider after carefully assessing your individual chin profile and goals.
Staged sessions allow providers to titrate Kybella dosage and intervals appropriately to avoid over-correction or more extensive fat removal than desired. Residual submental bulge and skin laxity are evaluated at follow up visits before deciding if additional Kybella is required. If significant improvement is achieved after the initial 2 sessions, further treatment may not be needed. Maintenance Kybella injections can sustain results when incorporated into your skincare regimen as needed.
Be sure to follow your provider’s post-care instructions carefully after each Kybella session. Notify your provider promptly regarding any concern or irregularities between sessions. With appropriate Kybella application, most patients appreciate a noticeably slimmer chin and neck line with high satisfaction and low risk of complications.
Kybella double chin injections may be an option if:
You are over 18 years old and in decent overall health.
You have mild to moderate submental fat with good skin elasticity.
You feel self-conscious about fullness under the chin and want to restore definition.
You want to avoid more invasive chin liposuction surgery.
You have realistic expectations for gradual, modest fat reduction.
You are able to have multiple monthly treatments as needed.
You maintain stable body weight before and after Kybella sessions.
Kybella is less effective for those with:
Excessive hanging neck skin lacking elasticity.
Plump or distorted chin shape due to genetics or prior procedures.
History of bleeding disorders, infection, or impaired healing ability.
Major weight fluctuations or plans for significant weight loss after Kybella.
Previous face/neck surgery or facial implants.
Allergies to lidocaine, bacteria-derived products, or deoxycholic acid.
Be sure to address all health conditions and skincare regiments during consultation. Ultimately your provider will determine if you are a suitable candidate based on physical examination and discussion of your particular objectives. Kybella serves as a safe, nonsurgical means of gently reducing submental fat for refined chin contour in appropriate patients.
Both Kybella and CoolSculpting effectively reduce small, localized submental fat pockets without surgery. Which option is better suited for you depends on several factors:
Budget – Kybella costs approximately $600 per treatment session while CoolSculpting averages $750-$1500 per applicator per visit.
Candidacy – Kybella involves injections so is not advised for those prone to poor healing. CoolSculpting cannot treat implant patients.
Laxity – Kybella only removes fat so works best on patients with good skin tone. CoolSculpting also provides some mild tightening.
Treatment – Kybella requires about 15 minutes in-office per session. CoolSculpting takes about 35-60 minutes per area treated.
Sessions – Patients need 2-4 Kybella sessions on average. CoolSculpting usually requires 4-6 sessions.
Downtime – Kybella causes several days of swelling, numbness, tingling. CoolSculpting has no downtime but can cause temporary redness, bruising.
Results – Kybella shows 20-30% fat reduction per session over 2-3 months. CoolSculpting reduces treated fat around 23% gradually over 2-4 months.
Longevity – Kybella fat removal is permanent if weight is stable. CoolSculpting fat reduction can last years if weight is maintained as well.
For mild submental fullness without much skin laxity, Kybella and CoolSculpting are both excellent non-invasive treatment options. Schedule consultations to determine which better suits your needs and goals.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2021 report, the average cost per treatment session of Kybella is approximately $650. However, the total expense depends on several factors:
Number of Kybella vials required per session
Total number of sessions based on severity of double chin fat
Any additional complementary skin tightening treatments if needed
Geographic location and provider fees
The FDA approves up to 6 vials total per Kybella treatment, but most patients require just 2-4 vials per session. Each vial of Kybella typically costs $600-800. Therefore, you can expect to invest around $1,200 – $3,200 for a complete series of Kybella double chin injections.
Combination chin treatments like laser skin tightening or neuromodulators for enhanced results will increase overall costs. Check with your provider for full pricing details during consultation when they can better gauge your particular needs. Many practices offer Kybella specials if bundling multiple syringes or treatments.
While not typically covered by insurance, Kybella’s price point compares very favorably to costs for surgical chin liposuction or a neck lift which run from $4,000 – $8,000 on average. For long-lasting elimination of small stubborn submental fat pockets, Kybella provides an affordable investment without the risks, anesthesia requirements, and prolonged recovery of more invasive procedures.
Most cosmetic practices offer financing options to help patients budget for Kybella’s out-of-pocket costs. Popular financing choices include:
In-house payment plans – break total costs into more manageable monthly installments.
Credit cards – allow you to leverage rewards, cashback, or promotional financing offers.
Medical credit cards – designed for healthcare expenses with deferred interest promotions.
Personal loans – unsecured loan products with fixed monthly payments. May get better rates than credit cards.
Home equity loans – leverage available equity in your home if needed.
When considering financing, look for offers with little or no upfront costs, 0% promotional APR periods, and flexible terms tailored to your budget. Be sure to understand full terms like deferred versus compounded interest and required monthly payments.
Kybella’s non-invasive approach makes it an attractive option if you are not yet ready for chin liposuction surgery. Explore available financing solutions and discuss budget at your Kybella consultation to determine if this is the right treatment choice for your needs and goals.
Kybella injections are performed in-office with no anesthesia required. The steps typically involve:
Cleaning and marking the under-chin treatment area
Applying ice to numb the skin surface
Using a small needle to inject Kybella in strategic locations
Massaging the area to distribute the solution evenly
Repeating injections until all vials prescribed for that session are administered
Icing the area again to minimize swelling
The injections feel like quick bee stings with some burning or stinging possible. Your provider will make you as comfortable as possible. Sessions take around 15-20 minutes. Some transient swelling, numbness, tingling, and tenderness are common for several days following treatments.
Kybella requires minimal downtime but you will need to allow for swelling and tenderness in the treated area for about 5 days after each session. Recovery tips include:
Use cool compresses and NSAIDs as directed to control swelling
Sleep elevated on extra pillows to minimize swelling
Avoid vigorous exercise, massage, hot tubs for 3 days post-treatment
Eat soft foods the first couple days if needed for chewing comfort
Return for follow up evaluation in 1 month to assess if further treatment recommended
Notify your provider about any severe or worsening reactions
Avoid dental work within 2 weeks before or after Kybella
With appropriate aftercare, most patients are able to resume normal activities within a day or two following Kybella sessions. More strenuous exercise or contact sports may need a 3-5 day rest period allowing for complete healing.
Kybella offers a nonsurgical alternative to chin liposuction performed right in the office with no major downtime required.
When injected into the chin area, Kybella permanently destroys fat cells which are then gradually eliminated from the body over 2-3 months.
Multiple monthly Kybella treatments are typically needed for optimal submental fat reduction.
60% of clinical trial patients reported visible fat reduction 3 months after final session. 79% noted improved chin profile.
Kybella is best suited for patients with good skin elasticity needing mild to moderate double chin improvement. Significant skin laxity may require additional procedures.
Possible side effects include temporary swelling, numbness, tingling, and tenderness at the injection sites. Serious reactions are very rare.
Results can last 1-2 years or longer with maintenance treatments and steady weight. Diligent weight control and a healthy lifestyle help prolong Kybella’s effects.
Overall Kybella injections represent an effective nonsurgical means of gently reducing small pockets of submental fat for a slimmer, better defined chin and neckline in appropriate candidates.
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