CHIN FAT DISSOLVE
DOUBLE CHIN⌇CHIN FAT⌇UNDERCHIN
AREAS FOR TREATMENT
Swelling: Expect swelling around the treatment area on the day. It means that the treatment is working. Swelling means that the body is destroying the fat cells which is the aim of the treatment. We recommend iceing the skin and resting at home after treatment.
Temporary numbness under the chin: Approximately 50% of patients will feel slight numbness after treatment, with symptoms wearing off after 30 days on average.
Warmth & redness: 40% of patients will feel warmth or redness under the chin on the day of treatment.
Firmess under the chin: 16% of patients will feel firmness or ‘induration’ under the skin after treatment. This is not a worrying symptom and resolves, on average, after 51 days according to studies.
We recommend at least 2 treatments of at least 2 vials to see results. This treatment permanently destroys double chin fat. Once the fat cells have been destroyed they will never return. It takes up to 6 weeks to notice the effects. We treat patients at 6 week intervals. Most people notice the greatest change after their second treatment.
A new fat-dissolving product is now available in Australia! It has been available previously in other countries, and is now available in Australia.
Dr Bullock was recently invited to attend the Australian launch of the product in Sydney and selected as one of only a few doctors in Australia and New Zealand approved to use the product. Fat-dissolve is a revolutionary product, offering a permanent solution for removal of double chin fat. Book in for a “Chin Chat” with Dr Bullock and permanently remove that stubborn double chin fat. No more hiding the neck with scarves, no more growing beards to hide that double chin and no more “selfies” taken from above!
HOW IS FAT DISSOLVE INJECTED?
To treat submental (chin) fat we place a non permanent template (pictured below) on the skin and apply water. This leaves small dots on the skin as a guide for where to inject. We then ice the area to reduce any pain and clean the skin with chlorhexidine before placing small injections into the submental (under chin) fat. The treatment requires approximately 20 small injections into the dots provided below. It can feel like a sting when we inject. Prior to treatment we use local anaesthetic injected under the skin prior to treatment to reduce the sting of the needles . The average patient needs at least 2 vials injected into the double chin fat at each treatment.
IS IT PAINFUL?
A number of small injections using tiny needles are made into the double chin area. It can feel like a sting when we inject. Prior to treatment we use a small amount of local anaesthetic injected under the skin. After injection the area can feel warm, like the feeling of sunburn. This is a temporary side effect which settles over the next hour.
IS IT SAFE?
This treatment has a very high safety record. It is a non surgical treatment with an acceptable side effect profile.
AM I GUARENTEED RESULTS?
68.2% of patients noticed at least a 1 grade or more improvement in the fullness of their double chin area (see scale below) and 16% of patients noticed a 2 grade or more improvement in double chin fullness.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Fat-dissolve is a product which contains deoxycholic acid, found naturally in the body, and helps absorb fat in food. It is injected into the fat in the double chin area and permanently destroys the fat cells by a process known as adipocytolysis. Once the fat cells have been destroyed they cannot store fat again. Imagine your fat cells are balloons and fat-dissolve is the dart. Injecting this product is like throwing a dart at fat cells. Once they have been popped they cannot be blown up again.
WHICH PATIENTS ARE BEST SUITED FOR FAT-DISSOLVING TREATMENT?
The treatment guide below shows a grading scale for double chin fat, also known as ‘sub-mental fat’. It ranges from 0 (no localised sub-mental fat) to 4 (extreme submental convexity). The ideal patient would be someone who is a ‘2’ or ‘3’ on sub-mental scale, so someone with moderate to severe sub-mental fullness.
WHO IS NOT SUITABLE FOR FAT DISSOLVE TREATMENT?
• If you have no chin fat then this treatment is not suitable for you.
• If you have a lot of loose skin under the chin then fat-dissolving may not be effective.
• If you have an active infection of the skin under the chin then you cannot have treatment.
• If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you cannot have treatment