TREATMENT OPTIONS AND COMMON QUESTIONS TO DOCTOR
Fat dissolving injections?
BEST FOR: if excess of fat (over 3 cm)
COST: from $600
DOWNTIME: 2-4 days
Fat dissolving injection is considered to be a lunch time procedure, although swelling is the most common side effect. Swelling is worse later the treatment day, then improve in a couple of days usually. More swelling post injection – better will be effect and skin tightening.
The medication used is similar to naturally occurring in the body and has been in medicine for a long time.
Fat dissolving injections require few procedures – in clinical research it has been done from 4 to 6 injections to achieve significant results (Ref: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27340142 ), however, at VISTA Clinic Australia Melbourne we can see significant results after 1st injections, most commonly after 2 or 3.
BEST FOR: excess fat
COST: from $2500
DOWNTIME: 1-2 weeks
Liposuction is a mechanical suction off the fat cells from double chin and jawline areas with contouring of lower face. Liposuction is a golden standard in treatment of excess fat in the local area, helping to sculpture desirable shape. Like any other surgical procedure, this is effective, but more recovery procedure.
**We don’t do liposuction at VISTA Clinic Melbourne, but can arrange an appropriate referral.
BEST FOR: deficient or weak chin
COST: from $250
DOWNTIME: none, lunchtime procedure, but bruising possible
Bone of the chin provides support for soft tissues of jawline and fat under chin. When chin’ bone is too small in proportion to the face, double chin can appear even in young and not overweight people. Dermal filler restoration of the chin bone will provide tension, strengthening the jawline and lifting up excess skin under chin. Result lasts approximately 1 year. In case of severe chin bone deficiency, surgery of chin implant can be considered for longer lasting results.
PDO thread lift?
BEST FOR: excess of skin hanging, minimal fat
COST: from $800
DOWNTIME: 2-5 days or none
Aging bone loss, gravity and lack of elasticity may cause loose excessive skin under chin and jawlines. If excess fat is also an issue, fat dissolving injections remove fat, and then skin is being strengthen by threads. Under local anesthetic, the procedure is usually well tolerated. Swelling and bruising possible.
BEST FOR: stiffness in neck
Exersises for neck stretching. massages are helpful for neck stiffness, as well as more aesthetic appearance of the lower face and neck, but was commonly accepted as insufficient itself to significantly reduce double chin. VISTA Clinic Australia we encourage patients to do such neck stretching daily (with care) to improve circulation and prevent age related deformation. What is good for health, generally is good for beauty also.
BEST FOR: bands under chin
COST: from $250
DOWNTIME: no recovery, lunchtime procedure
Vertical neck bands from lower face all the way to decolletage are due to overly active platysma muscle. Bands hanging down can be improved with muscle relaxant injections into them to the mild-moderate degree. Effects lasts from 3 to 8 months.