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Treatment Options for a Double Chin

Written by Dr. Sean Maguire on October 6, 2019

Double Chin Treatment Options Louisville

Is a double chin making you look heavier or older than you really are? Dr. Sean Maguire of Physician’s Center for Beauty can help. Dr. Maguire will work closely with you to help you understand your various treatment options and recommend the option that is best for your case.


Kybella is a non-surgical treatment option to improve moderate to severe submental fullness (a.k.a., excess fat beneath the chin). The FDA-approved injectable is made of deoxycholic acid, which causes the destruction of fat cells in selected areas. Once the fat cells have been destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat.

CoolSculpting Elite

CoolSculpting Elite is another FDA-approved non-surgical treatment that can be used to address excess fat underneath the chin. CoolSculpting Elite uses controlled cooling technology to freeze unwanted fat cells, which die and are naturally filtered through the body. There are no needles, surgery or postoperative downtime associated with a CoolSculpting Elite session.


If you have a lot of fat on the underside of your chin that a non-surgical treatment cannot improve, liposuction surgery is another option. By inserting a thin, hollow tube called a cannula into the area between your chin and neck, Dr. Maguire can gently break up unwanted fat and remove it from your body. Liposuction should only be considered if your skin is firm, elastic and likely to “snap back” into place after surgery. Many people obtain significant skin tightening with the treatment.

Neck Lift

If the skin under your chin and on your neck isn’t firm and elastic, simply removing fat from the area will not give you the defined chin and neck that you desire. Instead, your neck may look saggy and droopy.

To remedy excess fat and skin simultaneously, Dr. Maguire can perform a neck lift. In addition to removing fat beneath the chin and on the neck, a neck lift tightens the skin so it looks smoother and more youthful.

Although neck lift is a surgical operation that requires incisions, anesthesia and downtime, the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and the results can be very dramatic.

Book a Consultation with Dr. Maguire

To learn more about your treatment options for a double chin and determine the approach that is right for you, please request a consultation with Dr. Maguire today.

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