Many dermal treatments and injectables help to slow the effects of aging by reducing or eliminating the appearance of aging on the front of your face. However, as successful as these treatments are, many people are still left with extra fat and fullness below the jawline.
Too much volume in this stubborn area is called submental fullness and can create the appearance of a double chin. There are injectable treatments that can help reduce this appearance. However, the results may take a while and may not last as long as you would like.
LiteShape Lipo is a treatment option that safely and permanently removes the fat and fullness in this area and provides results you can see nearly right after the procedure. Although it is considered a slightly more invasive treatment than other injectable methods, it still only requires local anesthesia, and there is much less recovery than that with other more intensive cosmetic surgeries.
Using a tiny fiber that is inserted below the chin, Dr. Salzman uses the LiteShape Lipo system to safely and permanently remove the fat in this area, with much less risk than other procedures. The first step in this process is using a very focused light energy to liquefy the fat and make it much easier to remove through the small tube.
After the desired fat is removed, a second form of light energy is emitted, which helps stimulate the healing process and boost your body’s natural production of collagen. This helps to tighten the skin in the area and reduce the appearance of sagging skin from the loss of volume.
The entire procedure takes less than 90 minutes, and since it is performed using local anesthesia, you can go home right after. There may be some tenderness and bruising in the area, but these will subside over the two weeks following the procedure. You will begin to see the results around 7 days after the procedures, with the final results coming around three months after.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Salzman at Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa in Louisville, KY, to see how LiteShape Lipo can safely and permanently remove the fat and fullness below your jaw. Call the office at 502-425-5200 or visit www.itbecomesyou.com to schedule a consultation.