Injection that destroys fat cells may offer option to surgery for double chin, plastic surgeons say

UT Southwestern Medical Center plastic surgeons have a non-surgical approach to treating "double chins" the moderate-to-severe fat below the chin using an FDA-approved drug that when injected into tissue destroys fat cells.Once excess fat is removed, patients may still need to consider removing excess skin. A neck lift is the traditional surgical treatment for removing skin as well as fat beneath the chin, a procedure known as a lower rhytidectomy or neck lift. The procedure can remove excess fat, skin relaxation in the lower face that creates jowls, and excess fatty deposits under the chin, as well as tighten loose neck skin and fix muscle banding in the neck. href='http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/cosmetic_surgery/~3/2503LKIdVfw/150804144254.htm' - http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/cosmetic_surgery/~3/2503LKIdVfw/150804144254.htm -