For some people, their double chin only appears in unflattering pictures, but for others it is a more permanent fixture and a source of complaints. If you have been struggling with a double chin and feeling self-conscious about your appearance, all it takes is a quick look around to realize you aren't alone.  What has commonly become known as the "double chin" is simply submental fullness or a collection of stubborn fat under the chin. While it is a natural occurrence, that doesn't mean you wouldn't happily be rid of it. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can lose your double chin.

Many people assume that the only way to lose double chin fat is through plastic surgery. In fact, doctors have recently reported a noticeable increase in the number of patients seeking treatment for the condition. While it is difficult to put an exact number on how many people struggle with double chin, a recent survey suggests that approximately 67% of adults are bothered by fullness under the chin.  When treating the condition, surgeons report that approximately  40% of their patients are men.

The good news is that there are  other options available that do not include going under the knife. Typically, doctors will recommend that patients first  implement some diet and lifestyle changes. While it is impossible to spot reduce fat deposits, if you lose weight overall, you may notice a difference in the prominence of your double chin. Eating right and exercising may be the answer for some people looking to strengthen the appearance of their jawline. 

It is important to keep in mind however that submental fat is also caused by genetics. You may be at a healthy weight, eat right, and exercise daily but still have  stubborn fullness that won't go away. If you have been genetically gifted a double chin that you would love to say goodbye to, then it may be time to turn to the professionals. 

Treatment to Lose Double Chin Fat

Belkyra™ represents a major advancement in prescription medication that allows patients to experience significant reduction in their double chin without surgery. This injection based treatment relies on naturally occurring molecules that break down and prevent the absorption of fat. Belkyra actually removes fat cells and reduces signs of fullness so that you can achieve the look you want.

What To Expect

This simple and safe procedure only takes about 20 minutes and has minimal side effects. As you may expect with any injectable treatment, there may be some initial swelling that lasts for a few days after the treatment. However, you can return to work immediately without worrying about extensive downtime or a prolonged healing period. 

While patients are always eager to see results, you will need to wait a few months before you see significant changes.  On average, most patients require 4 treatments spaced about six weeks apart. Belkyra™ is not an instant fix, but more of a process. At about the three month mark, most patients experience less fullness and a more defined profile. Once you are happy with the results, you don't have to worry about returning for maintenance treatments - the fat cells and your double chin will be long gone!

We’re Here To Help

If you would like to learn more about Belkyra™ and how it can help you lose your double chin for good, contact the experts at APT Medical Aesthetics. We specialize in providing the latest products and treatments that help our patients feel more confident in their own skin and we can do the same for you. Contact us today to set up a complimentary consultation to see whether Belkyra is the right choice for you.