Objective: Correct excess fat and/or skin on the neck.
Anaesthesia: Varies according to the technique
Procedure duration: 45 minutes to 1.5 hours
Pain level: 1/10 to 4/10 depending on the technique
Recovery time: 0 to 2 weeks depending on the technique
Resumption of physical activities: 1 to 4 weeks depending on the technique
A double chin is one of the most common complaints with patients who want to improve the appearance of their neck. The double chin refers to the excess fat and skin in the neck area. Many people feel it is an unattractive feature, and thus try to camouflage it with scarves and turtlenecks.
However, different treatments can improve the look of a double chin, and it can be difficult for patients to know which technique is most appropriate for them.
Dr. Boudana offers a wide range of treatments to correct a double chin, from non-surgical procedures (CoolSculpting®, injection of lipolytic agents) to surgical procedures (neck liposuction with or without a face lift).
What are the treatments for a double chin?
There are several treatments available to correct a double chin:
⁃ Liposuction with or without a neck lift;
⁃ Cryolipolysis: CoolSculptingⓇ;
⁃ Injection of lipolytic agents (BelkyraⓇ).
CoolSculptingⓇ: cryolipolysis, a revolution in non-invasive treatments.
CoolSculptingⓇ is a Health Canada and FDA approved device for the treatment of localized excess fat. The treatment consists in freezing and killing fat cells, which will then be naturally eliminated from the body. The treatment is sometimes used as an alternative to liposuction and is suitable for patients who are not or only slightly overweight and who have little to no excess skin.
The CoolScultptingⓇ session is performed at the clinic and lasts approximately 45 minutes to one hour. The treatment is virtually painless and recovery is immediate.
Desoxycolic acid injections: BelkyraⓇ
BelkyraⓇ treatments consist in injecting a lipolytic agent, i.e. a substance that melts fat, into the neck. This substance dissolves fat, which your body will naturally reabsorb in a few weeks. This technique is suitable for patients with little to no excess fat in the neck/chin area and in patients with little to no excess skin.
It is a non-invasive, simple, painless treatment, performed at the clinic and recovery is immediate.
Several injections over a period of a few months may be required to obtain the desired result.
Neck liposuction can be performed under local or general anaesthesia depending on your preference. The procedure sucks fat from under the chin using a cannula, which is inserted into a small incision in the neck. This is a surgical procedure that must be performed in the operating room and has a recovery time of a few days.
This treatment is recommended when there is a large amount of fat in the neck area.
It can be combined with a neck lift if there is significant excess skin that needs to be lifted.
Where is the procedure performed?
Dr. Boudana only operates on patients in state-of-the-art private operating rooms accredited by Accreditation Canada. This accreditation is a guarantee that the facilities meet stringent safety and quality standards.
After surgery, swelling is possible but varies depending on the amount of liposuction performed and on the patient. The pain is very moderate.
We do not recommend resuming physical activities in the first week, but office work can usually be resumed the day after the surgery.
Get a consultation
The consultation can take place in person at the clinic or remotely by videoconference.