CHUBBY Cheeks. Buccal FAT. Double CHIN Treatment | 双下巴超声刀 | Korean Aesthetic Clinic
Many people have chubby cheeks and double chin. To some, it may be a fashion statement. A symbol of power of and wisdom.
To others, it is a curse. Hence some may go to Korea to undergo liposuction to achieve the perfect V shape look.
Today, I will share with you options available for reducing your double chin and chubby cheeks.
The medical term for chubby cheeks and double chin is excess Buccal Fat AND Submental Fat. Now all of us have it, however, in some cases, it is more visible due to a combination of reasons.
What is the cause of chubby cheeks and double chin?
3 key reasons. Ageing, Genetics and Weight gain.
How can you lose and reduce buccal fat?
If you desire to reduce the excess fat and tighten your skin, there are some options available. There is no one size fits all technique. Options are on a case by case basis. Definitive treatment is surgical removal for moderate to severe cases.
For mild to moderate cases and a desire for non-surgical intervention, combination treatment helps. In my clinical experience, this is my preferred approach. I call it the TIE approach.
- T: Threadlift and Microtoxin to provide skin firming and support
- I: Injection – with lipo-dissolve solutions – Deoxycholic acid, Kybella | Pls note this is not approved in Singapore!
- E: Energy based devices – Skin tightening with Energy based devices RF, HIFU, And fat reduction via fat freezing.
BUCCAL FAT PAD aka CHUBBY CHEEKS
Here we can see where the buccal fat is located. Notice it is right in front of the jawline, hence contributing to a square jaw in Asians. Depending on the severity, the above options of non surgical vs surgical are available and will give a certain degree of efficacy.
SUBMENTAL FAT aka DOUBLE CHIN and Turkey Neck
Next lets look at the chin and neckline. Notice a bulge under your chin? That is due to skin laxity and soft tissue accumulation.
In certain cultures, it is a fashion trend and a symbol of wisdom and power. However for most of us, it is something we prefer not to have. And just for laughs, there is actually a restaurant named Double Chin! Bet the food is so yummy they promise you weight gain in all the right places haha.
Dr Daniel Chang’s TIE approach
T: Threadlift and Microtoxin to provide skin firming and support
I: Injection | currently not avail in Singapore so we shall not discuss this.
E: Energy based devices – Skin tightening with Energy based devices RF, HIFU, And fat reduction via fat freezing
T: Threadlift and Microtoxin| Pls refer to my link on Threadlift/ facelift.
For educational purposes, let me proceed to share some info.
I: INJECTION with lipo-dissolve solution
What is KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection?
Lipodissolve procedure. An FDA approved product, KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” || DISCLAIMER: PLS NOTED Kybella is NOT APPROVED for use in Singapore.
Who should not receive KYBELLA®?
You should not receive KYBELLA® if you have an infection in the treatment area.
What are the possible side effects of KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw (which can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness). The most common side effects of KYBELLA® include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
E: ENERGY based devices
Please refer to the article on Facelift.
My personal technique is to combine HIFU with other modalities. In my clinical experience, results are immediate in some cases and continue over 3 months.
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Thanks for your kind words Linda 😊
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