What Can Be Done to Correct a Double Chin?

Seeing that double chin in the mirror or during an online video call may be a sign of weight gain or obesity, but that is not always the case. While you can cover it up with scarves or turtlenecks in the cooler weather, when summer rolls around, you run out of options. The good news is that you don’t have to hide anymore since there are safe and reliable ways to cosmetically eliminate that double chin.

What is a Double Chin?

A double chin sometimes is referred to as “submental fat” because it occupies the submental space between your face and neck. While you might believe that a double chin is brought on by weight gain, this isn’t always true; you don’t have to be overweight. Excess fat under the chin area can be hereditary, even if the facial shape is otherwise balanced and well-proportioned. Other causes for excess fat in this area include aging and weight gain.

Surgical Options to Correct a Double Chin in Las Vegas, NV


Facelift surgery allows Dr. Cambeiro to remove fat and loose, saggy skin from around the chin and neck, eliminating a double chin. During your pre-operation meeting, you will meet with a board-certified anesthesiologist who will outline your sedation process and answer any additional questions you may have.


The liposuction procedure removes fat from beneath the skin and sculpts your chin and neck contour. Liposuction typically requires a local anesthetic to numb the general area.

The goal of this surgery is to eliminate stubborn fat deposits that seem resistant to traditional weight-loss methods. The best candidates for this procedure should be at or near their goal weight, have supple skin, and have specific areas with unwanted fat on the chin and neck.

SmartLipo Triplex

Dr. Cambeiro may also use Smartlipo Triplex because of its effectiveness in resolving unwanted fat in specific areas. The treatment is suitable for any person wanting to remove fat safely from particular regions of the body. It is not a weight-loss treatment but a procedure that recontours targeted areas for a sleeker figure. Ultimately, you and Dr. Cambeiro will decide if this procedure will be useful in reducing your double chin.

Non-Surgical Options to Correct a Double Chin in Las Vegas, NV


Until recently, most clients who wanted to get rid of upper neck fat known as a “double chin” had to consider surgical options like liposuction. However, Dr. Cambeiro’s plastic surgery practice and medical spa in Las Vegas offers KYBELLA, the only FDA-approved injectable that melts upper neck fat and double chins. The advantage with Kybella is that it’s non-invasive, requiring no surgery or downtime.

KYBELLA is a prescription medication designed to eliminate submental fat through a series of injections instead of invasive surgery. In summary, here are some useful facts about this unique treatment:

  • It is a cosmetic injectable produced from deoxycholic acid, a fat-burning substance found naturally in the body.
  • KYBELLA is the first prescription medicine shown to improve the appearance of a double chin.
  • Each treatment takes about 30 minutes.
  • Most patients require 2-6 treatments spaced at least one month apart.
  • Minimal discomfort and minimal disruption.

Your KYBELLA treatment will not disrupt your daily schedule—it’s quick, can be conducted over a lunch break, requires no anesthesia, and you can immediately return to your normal activities afterward.

As an injectable procedure, KYBELLA uses fine needles (to reduce discomfort) and introduces deoxycholic acid into the target area of localized fat. A few days after the injection, the fat cells begin to rupture and are then slowly absorbed by the body, metabolized, and eliminated permanently.

Once eliminated, the fat cells will not return unless you gain weight. Not only will you enjoy beautiful results, but after the required treatment sessions, you will never need to schedule another visit.

As part of your treatment, Dr. Cambeiro may include other injectables like BOTOX® Cosmetic or Juvederm to fully achieve the sculpted look you desire.

Let Us Help Reduce Your Double Chin

To find out if KYBELLA is an excellent way to slim down your double chin, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arthur M. Cambeiro at SurgiSpa Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery online or call us at (702) 734-8100 (Las Vegas, NV) or (702) 566-8300 (Henderson, NV).

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