When a person gains weight, it has a lot to do with their genetics. A lot of people generally show their extra weight around their midsections. Some collect it around their jawline and under their chin as well. There are also those who are not considered overweight but are still experiencing fat deposits around and under their jawline. The formation of fat deposits in the submandibular areas of a person can be treated at Fat Freeze Sculpting.
When fat deposits in this area of a person’s face, it can become a cosmetic concern. If this fat is due to overall excess body weight, losing weight may help reduce it in this area of your body. If you are within normal weight and are still experiencing fat deposits under your jawline, becoming thinner may help you to define your jawline and reduce the fat gathered in this area. One fact you have to remember, though, is that exercise can help burn fat, but it cannot spot reduce fat deposits.
Cause of Fat in the Submandibular Area
When you look in the mirror and notice the development of extra fat under your jawline, it is there because of an extra layer of fat that has developed beneath your chin. There are a few factors that could have resulted in this fat deposit. What these factors are may help you understand how to get rid of the extra fat under your submandibular area, also referred to as your jawline.
- Weight and Diet
Gaining weight is not always the reason behind a person developing excess fat in their submandibular area. Weight gain certainly can attribute to it as well as a diet high in calories, unhealthy fats, and processed foods.
Improper posture can also play a part in a double chin, or fat deposits in the submandibular areas. When your posture is not correct, it can weaken the muscles under your jawline and create a double chin. Poor posture also plays a part in the surrounding skin in your submandibular area, causing it to lose its elasticity as the muscles are not being used.
As a person gets older, their skin begins to lose elasticity, which can cause the appearance of saggy or extra skin. When the skin under your jawline, submandibular area, is affected by the loss of its elasticity, it can create a double chin effect.
Genetics plays a significant role in a person developing a double chin, or fat deposits under their jawline. If you have a family history of skin having little elasticity or members of your family often developing fat in their submandibular area, there is a good chance you will as well.
Can Exercise Remove Fat from the Submandibular Area?
There is not extensive research conducted on how well exercises will target muscles in your face or neck; however, burning fat overall on your body could help these areas. Working these muscles may also help to burn fat in them and could help you get rid of a double chin.
Any exercise routine requires a warm-up to your muscles to avoid injury. During your routine, you can warm up the neck area by gently rotating your head forward and then down. Bring your head back up with a clockwise or circular motion. Repeat this movement a few times, and then reverse the direction. This circular movement can also be used to stretch your jaw. Extend your jaw to the left, forward, and then to the right, and back again. Hold each of the positions for about two seconds. These movements will have warmed up your muscles, and you are ready for your exercise routine.
Whistling at the ceiling is another exercise good for strengthening muscles and will provide your neck a break from spending too much time at a desk. Sit up straight in your chair and relax your shoulders. Tilt your head back to look at the ceiling and close your lips into the position to create a whistle. Your lips should be relaxed, but tight enough to feel a contraction sensation on both sides of your neck. Hold this position for about twenty seconds or until it becomes uncomfortable. Repeat the position about ten times.
An exercise called, kiss the sky, is another to help with strengthening your muscles. Standing up straight with your arms and shoulders relaxed and loose, tilt your head back to look at the ceiling or sky. Pucker your lips as if going to kiss the ceiling by extending your lips as far out from your face as possible. This movement will cause the muscles throughout your neck and chin to feel comfortable but flexed. You should hold the position for about twenty seconds and relax. Repeat the motion about fifteen times.
Squeezing a ball is a tool used by some to help them remember to exercise. To do neck exercises, it may help you to keep a ball near you during the day. Use a ball that is comfortable for you to squeeze, about 5 to 10 inches around. Performing the ball squeeze is best performed while you are sitting down and keeping your back straight and shoulders relaxed. Put the ball under your chin and push down on it in a steady firm motion. Repeat this motion from ten to thirty times.
Possible Treatments for Submandibular Area
There are other treatments people try to remove the excess fat deposits from their submandibular area. One of these is to wear a facial mask to help tighten their skin and alleviate the appearance of the double chin. Green tea masks or glycerin masks may help to support your exercise efforts. Another option is the mask of egg whites, lemon juice, and honey applied to the area daily, which some have reported has reduced their fat under the jawline.
Other treatments attempted are to begin a natural diet and reduce the number of calories consumed each day. If your double chin or deposit of fat in the submandibular are is due to gaining weight throughout your whole body, a diet may reduce the collection of fat under your jawline.
Drinking water is another treatment, as studies have shown drinking plenty of water will help to remove fat from your body. One study on water consumption showed those who drank water before meals were able to lose more weight than those who did not. Water-rich foods, such am cucumbers, and melons can also remove toxins from your body.
Another treatment for the double chin or fat deposits under your jawline is surgical or non-surgical procedures. There are several options, including CoolSculpting. The procedure, known as CoolSculpting, is an FDA-approved treatment for people who are looking to remove noticeable fat bulges on their bodies. Fat Freeze Sculpting provides these treatments for the submandibular area (under your jawline), submental area (under your chin), along your bra line, abdomen, thighs, underneath your buttocks, back fat, and on your upper arms. The CoolSculpting treatment is not a weight loss program, but it does remove unsightly deposits of fat on your body.
What is CoolSculpting Treatment?
People looking for a non-surgical option to remove fat from stubborn areas of their body are able to seek a CoolSculpting treatment. This FDA-approved procedure removes body fat from problem areas on the body such as the submandibular area ( under your jawline) and other areas such as:
- Along your bra line
- On your thighs
- Love handles or those deposits along your waistline
- Abdomen or belly area
- Excessive development of male breasts
The CoolSculpting procedure targets specific areas of stubborn fat and removes or reduces them to give you a trimmer, slimmer look, or to cosmetically fix the appearance of the fat gathering under your jawline.
- Stubborn Fat
A person develops a set number of fat cells during childhood and their adolescence years. The number of these cells will vary as little as they enter adulthood. In some, these fat cells develop stubborn pockets of fat that are difficult to remove or reduce, no matter how much they exercise or diet. The number of these stubborn fat pockets varies significantly from person to person as we all carry our weight or fat in different parts of our bodies.
CoolSculpting, a fat-freezing technology, will target these stubborn fat pockets, and remove them from your body.
How is CoolSculpting Performed?
There is little preparation needed before your CoolSculpting treatment. You should make sure you are healthy, and you are close to what is considered an ideal weight for your body type. This treatment is not a weight loss program and is not intended for those considered obese. The ideal candidate is one who is healthy and looking to remove unsightly body bulges.
At Fat Freeze Sculpting, a trained medical professional performs a procedure with the use of a handheld tool. The tool has applicators attached to it that will function much like a vacuum nozzle.
As the doctor, or medical professional, begins your treatment, they will rub a gel to the targeted area of stubborn fat you are having removed along with an applicator. The applicator sends out cooling technology to this area as it is moved over your skin. After this application, the handheld tool is then used over this same area of skin, to administer a suction-like treatment.
Many patients state they experience some pinching and pulling sensations during this process, but overall the treatment involves little to no pain. After the suction treatment, your doctor at Fat Freeze Sculpting will massage the area they have just applied treatment to, so the deep-frozen tissue is broken up. By performing the massage to break up the tissue, your body can begin to absorb the fat cells that have just been frozen.
Many patients have reported the CoolSculpting treatments are a time to relax. They often listen to music, read a book, or complete work on their computers. A CoolSculpting procedure can take from one to three hours, depending on the area you are having treated and the amount of fat cells built up in this area.
Side Effects or Risks of CoolSculpting
In 2012, the CoolSculpting technology to remove stubborn fat deposits was approved by the FDA. The first approval areas for this cold-assisted lipolysis treatment was for the flanks and abdomen areas on the body. After the success with these areas, the FDA confirmed the efficacy and safety of the treatments and approved its use in other areas.
There have been no serious or adverse events reported from those who have benefited from CoolSculpting treatment. A study was also conducted on the possible effects this procedure has on the liver. The study showed there were no significant harmful effects on the liver as the cryolipolysis does not increase the levels of fat in the bloodstream.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment with common side effects, including:
- Sensations of extreme cold
All of these side effects are in the direct area being treated and should go away as soon as the area has been numbed. Once the procedure is complete, you may experience a few temporary side effects in the treated area, including:
- Sensitivity in the treated area
- Tenderness of the area treated
- Redness where the application was applied
- Swelling of the treated area
If you have a severe sensitivity to cold, CoolSculpting may not be a recommended form of treatment. Talk with your doctor at Fat Freeze Sculpting to discuss your medical history. They will want to ensure that there are no underlying medical issues that might make this an unsafe procedure for you.
What Happens After a CoolSculpting Treatment?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure, so there is little to no down-time after you have completed treatment. Most patients return to their normal daily routine once they leave the clinic. Within a few weeks, all typical side effects such as redness or bruising will disappear, and you will start to notice the positive results of CoolSculpting.
Your submandibular area should begin to show signs of improvement within three weeks after your CoolSculpting treatment. Generally, results are achieved after two to three months, but the fat-flushing your body is going through to remove the dead fat cells can take up to six months.
It generally only takes one treatment to a targeted area of the body. Unless you want other areas on your body addressed, you should need no further treatments. This procedure is not a weight loss program. You will need to exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet to ensure your body can continue to maintain the results of your CoolSculpting.
How Does CoolSculpting Compare to Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is a medical procedure used to inject enzymes, hormones, plant extracts, and vitamins into your skin to help tighten and rejuvenate it. It is also used to remove unwanted fat in certain areas. With mesotherapy, very fine needles are used to deliver a series of injections into the mesoderm or middle layer of your skin. These injections are intended to correct your underlying conditions, such as inflammation or poor circulation that may have damaged your skin. The conditions treated by mesotherapy include:
- A condition responsible for hair loss called alopecia
- Reducing cellulite from areas on the body
- Tightening loose skin
- Lightening pigmented skin
- Helping to reduce lines and wrinkles from the facial area
- Remove fatty areas on your stomach, hips, butt, legs, arms and facial areas
There is no standard formula for what a doctor will use in their mesotherapy treatment. Different doctors will use different solutions ranging from:
- Calcitonin and thyroxine hormones
- Herbal extracts
- Vasodilators and antibiotics
- Minerals and vitamins
- Collagenase and hyaluronidase
You would need several mesotherapy sessions to get the desired look you are trying to achieve, versus the one treatment necessary with CoolSculpting. With mesotherapy, you can expect to return to your doctor anywhere from three to fifteen times to see positive results. During your sessions, you will get a series of injections with a special short needle, which is attached to a mechanical gun so that numerous injections can be delivered in a row.
Another drawback to the mesotherapy treatment when compared to a CoolSculpting procedure is that the FDA has not approved this method of fat removal. While many of the ingredients used in the technique have approval, they received the approval for other condition treatments.
Comparison of CoolSculpting to Liposculpting
CoolSculpting and liposuction are both procedures done to reduce unwanted fat from targeted areas of the body. While CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure and has minimal to no side effects, liposuction is an invasive surgery that requires anesthesia.
The side effects of CoolSculpting, if they occur, will resolve themselves in a few weeks and could include short-term skin sensitivity or bruising. Liposuction, on the other hand, could consist of blood clots, reaction to anesthesia, or other severe complications. Patients with blood clotting disorders, are pregnant, or suffer from heart conditions should avoid liposuction procedures.
When comparing the convenience between CoolSculpting and liposuction, you should consider the time difference between completing the two. CoolSculpting can be performed as an outpatient service, and each session involves about an hour to achieve. If you should require more treatments, these can be spread out over a couple of weeks.
Liposuction can be performed as an outpatient surgery. The surgery generally requires about one to two hours, but your recovery time could be up to two days. The difference in results has you noticing a difference in your submandibular area in a few weeks after a CoolSculpting treatment. If you have had liposuction performed on this area under your jawline, results will not be noticeable for a few months.
In comparing the efficacy between CoolSculpting and liposuction, the CoolSculpting procedure can remove about twenty-five percent of your fat cells in the submandibular area or any other area you seek treatment. With the liposuction treatment, it is only safe to remove up to five litters or eleven pounds of fat. Your submandibular area will most likely not contain this amount of excess fat, so liposuction in this area should remove all the fat you want to go.
With either the CoolSculpting or liposuction treatments, you are destroying fat cells in targeted areas of your body. This destruction of fat cells will only involve those areas you’ve targeted, so if you do not perform regular exercise or eat healthily, fat can still develop in other areas of your body. A study conducted on the results of liposuction found that after one year, many patients still had the same amount of body fat as before their treatment; it had just moved to other body areas.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive technology, also known as cryolipolysis. Liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure involving cutting, stitching, and anesthesia. The process for CoolSculpting involves a specially designed tool that is rolled over your skin to deliver freezing temperatures to unwanted pockets of fat. Liposuction consists of a surgeon making a small incision, so a long tool can be inserted into fat deposits to remove them.
How Does a Kybella Techniques Compare to CoolSculpting?
Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment to permanently remove fat cells under the jawline or the submandibular area. It is performed through an injection, which may cause minor discomfort and some swelling. Most patients seeking this treatment for unwanted fat deposits of their submandibular area need two to four treatments, which are scheduled at least one month apart. Results from this technique are generally visible in about one month after the last treatment is received.
CoolScultping is a non-invasive technique, which is what makes it a popular choice of eliminating unwanted fat deposits of the submandibular area. By using this contouring treatment, patients have a cooling technology delivered right to the excess fat cells, which kills them. Once dead, the body then removes the fat cells through the natural elimination process.
With the different options open to patients for having excess fat deposits removed from their body and especially from the submandibular area, it is recommended you talk with your doctor at Fat Freeze Sculpting to discuss what the best option is for your body.
How to Remove Fat From the Submandibular Area Using CoolSculpting
If you are concerned with the excess fat deposits of your submandibular area, call Fat Freeze Sculpting at 310-919-5296 to discuss your options. We offer CoolSculpting services to remove unsightly and unwanted pockets of fat that are causing parts of your body to bulge or sag. Call us today, and we will get you on the path to a more beautiful you.