How to remove under-chin fat?

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Dr. Liliya Slutsker

Dr. Liliya Slutsker is a Board Certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, Member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.


Under-chin fat is commonly a cause of cosmetic concern, and it can affect the lives of individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities. This fat is a very specific type of fat that is known for being stubborn and resistant to commonly available, traditional weight loss methods. 

Fortunately, amazing advancements in the field of aesthetic medicine have resulted in several non-surgical treatments  KYBELLA, radiofrequency microneedling, and smooth PDO threads. These innovative options are able to offer more targeted solutions to remove under-chin fat, while enhancing facial contours and raising self-confidence. In this post, we’ll be taking a look at these three leading treatments, examine how they work, and take a good look at their benefits.

What Causes Under Chin Fat?

Under-chin fat is also known as submental fat, and it can be caused by a range of factors that include genetics, lifestyle choices, and the neverending natural aging process. Genetic predisposition can regulate the body’s fat distribution, which is why some individuals are more prone to developing under-chin fat. Lifestyle choices like exercise and diet will also play a significant role, along with aging and skin maintenance. High-calorie diets and sedentary lifestyles will typically contribute significantly to increased fat accumulation.

Aging can also lead to skin laxity and increased fat deposition under the chin, which can also impact the jawline’s definition. This fat is typically resistant to diet and exercise, which is why so many people see cosmetic treatments. The presence of this under-chin fat can be a root cause of issues with self-image and general confidence, which makes effective treatment options valuable for those looking to boost their facial aesthetics.

KYBELLA: A Non-Surgical Solution

KYBELLA is a radically transformative non-surgical treatment specifically designed to target and reduce the appearance of under-chin fat. KYBELLA treatment involves a series of injections of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of body fat.

The procedure itself is relatively quick and doesn’t even require anesthesia, making it super convenient for many people. While some patients see results after just two to four treatments, many others will require additional sessions to reach the ideal outcome. KYBELLA is best suited to those with moderate to severe under-chin fat. Just as with any medical procedure, there is the risk of potential side effects such as swelling and bruising, that you should be briefed on before. 

Radiofrequency Microneedling and Smooth PDO Threads

KYBELLA isn’t the only option for reducing under-chin fat, and innovative treatments like radiofrequency microneedling and smooth PDO threads offer effective solutions for reducing under-chin fat. Radiofrequency microneedling combines the collagen-inducing benefits of microneedling with the fat-reducing and skin-tightening effects of radiofrequency energy. This means it can easily improve skin texture and firmness.

Smooth PDO threads are a minimally invasive treatment where polydioxanone threats are inserted under the skin to lift and tighten sagging tissue to create a more defined jawline. PDO threads offer immediate results, and also promote collagen production over time, which can contribute to longer-lasting improvements.

Find the Right Treatment For You at Carrington Medical

Choosing the right treatment for your under-chin fat will ultimately depend on many different individual factors such as the extent of the fat deposits, skin quality, and general personal goals. At Carrington Medical we offer personalized consultations to help you find your way through the available options to arrive at the right one for you. Whether it’s KYBELLA, radiofrequency microneedling, smooth PDO threads, or a combination of treatments, our team is dedicated to providing safe and effective solutions tailored to your unique needs, just reach out to get started.