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You may have read an article recently from Good Housekeeping detailing the possible causes of double chins and options to get rid of them. The article quotes the president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons who says that the causes of what people call a double-chin are many. They can be caused by a person’s facial structure including an undefined jawline, a loss of elasticity in the skin, or excess fat in the neck area. Moreover, there are multiple ways of dealing with the issue. The ASPS expert opinion is absolutely correct. It is imperative doctors provide patients with all of the important details on their very particular situation in order to help patients make an informed assessment regarding which approaches may work the best for them.

The good news is that there are a variety of ways to get rid of a double chin but there is no one-size-fits-all solution. By zeroing in on the cause of the double chin, however, the treatment options can be narrowed down. The most common approaches used by plastic surgeons include liposuction to get rid of fat that sometimes collects below or around the chin, neck lifts to remove and tighten loose skin in the area or sometimes a combination of both. It adds that the only way to find out what’s best for an individual is to make an appointment with a reputable plastic surgeon to discuss treatment options.

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Today’s plastic surgery is safer and more effective than ever but it is not the only approach. Many of our BHP physicians may suggest an injectable product called Kybella. The active ingredient in this treatment is deoxycholic acid, a substance that can safely eliminate fat cells in the neck area to help create a more defined chin. Its results may not be as long-lasting as a surgical approach, but the ease and convenience of an injectable treatment are appealing to many patients.

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