New Double Chin Treatment Arrives in Australia

Dr Naomi before and after neck liposuction, will fat dissolving injections make this surgery obsolete?

Double chin treatment has arrived in Australia Double chin dissolver has arrived in Australia. From this week, The Manse Clinic  will be offering the procedure in our clinic, which is in the eastern suburbs near the Sydney CBD. Our clinic is in the first small group of Australian doctors to be trained in this treatment. It is a doctor-only treatment and is not for use by nurses. It has a  brand name in Australia and USA, but we are not able to write these names online.

It is an injection that dissolves fat. The Australian product is approved for the removal of under chin fat.   It is an effective, permanent, and gradual non-surgical injectable treatment to reshape the jawline. The injection can be used to  sculpt the neck and create a chiseled jawline, creating a youthful profile.  Doctors  can now contour and lift the neck the way that we have been contouring and lifting the cheeks!   Patients hate their double chins, they are unhappy with their jawlines, it make them feel they look  fat, people think they’ve gained weight, and they hate how they look on profile when they catch a glimpse of their side view. They also hate photos and even avoid them.  

This drug  is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of sub mental fullness.

The treatment is tailored to suit each patients’s anatomy and circumstances, and the satisfaction rate is very high, with 75% of patients reporting satisfaction with the appearance of their face and chin after treatment. After treatments, patients report an improvement in self perceptions. Based on their improved chin profile, patients reported feeling happier and younger less embarassed, less bothered and less self conscious.  Fat dissolver will also be very popular with those patients who are obsessed with looking natural, as it doesn’t affect facial expression or features, which is important for that patient group. Keep watching our instagram as many of the practitioners at The Manse and our receptionists, are going to be having the treatment and we will be showing it all on social media!

What causes a double chin?

  • Ageing Ageing can cause fat to accumulate in the neck creating a double chin.
  • Genetics  It can be part of a patient’s DNA.
  • Weight Changes A double chin can appear as a result of weight change. However, diet and exercise may not be enough to remove the fat from a double chin

Are people concerned about their chin profile?

In Australia 59% of women said that they are concerned about a double chin. This figure is more than the number of those who are bothered by their forehead lines! 41% of men are concerned about their chin profile. Of those who are concerned about their chin profile, the majority are aged 31-60 years old.

How do patients try and cope with their double chins?

Patients are working hard to  avoid evidence of their double chins. They wear scarves, big jewellery. , the men grow beards, the women contour with makeup. Many lift their heads and avoid unflattering poses like looking down. When they take selfies they lift the camera high and edit, edit, edit! How exhausting!

What is holding people back from having treatments?

Patients worry about safety and cost. They fear invasive treatment. Also some just see it as non-urgent or a low priority, so they postpone the treatment. Importantly, one of the main reasons holding the public back is that they are unaware that there are treatments available for double chins.

How does it work?

The drug contains an acid (which we are not allowed to name in Australia), which also occurs naturally in the body and aids the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. The injection breaks down fat cells when injected into the neck fat below the chin. The body then absorbs the fat. When injected subcutaneously, the acid disrupts the membranes of adipocytes (fat cells) leading to irreversible cell breakdown (adipocytolysis). The adipocytolysis elicits a mild, local physiological inflammatory tissue response, which is largely resolved within about 28 days. Fibroblast cells appear and begin to produce new collagen, and there is thickening of fibrous septa within the subcutaneous tissue.

How many treatments are required?

Patients will typically require 3-6, a minimum of 4 weeks between treatments. Neck fat dissolving treatment is NOT A ONE OFF treatment.

Fat dissolving treatment is a marathon, not a sprint. The majority of patients will see an improvement after 2-4 treatments

Is it permanent?

Yes, according to the long term study data, which is up to 5 years. The product has been over 9 years in clinical study. There have been more than 20 clinical studies conducted worldwide.

What are the side effects?

Pain, bruising swelling, redness and numbness are common, some patients experience bleeding, induration (areas of firmness) and itching and paraesthesia. Rare side effects include nodules and transient neuropraxia of a facial nerve which causes smile asymmetry. In long term follow up no adverse effects on skin laxity were noted.

How is the treatment performed?

The patient will have a consultation where their face and neck will be evaluated and a history taken to make sure that they are suitable for the treatment. The patient will be cleaned and the grid will then be applied, which will allow the doctor to find the correct dosage for the individual, and then the patients will know the number of vials and therefore cost of the procedure. The patients will then be injected. They will hold ice afterwards for 10 minutes.  Panadol is suitable for pain relief, Anti inflammatories and steroids should be avoided, as the inflammatory response may be an important part of treatment success. The average dose is 4-6mls (ie 2-3 vials) per treatment. The average number of treatments is 2-4 treatments The patient is typically in the office for 30 minutes, with the injections taking 5 minutes. Happy gas will be offered to patients for pain relief during the procedure.

What to do after treatment?

Do not massage for 72 hours. Panadol may be taken if there is pain. Patients must be aware that results may not be visible for up to 6 weeks, and may not be visible until after the second or third treatment. Also skin continues to tighten after treatment even after swelling subsides. An appointment should be made for 4-6 weeks after the treatment for review and follow up treatment.

What are the other options for neck fat?

Neck liposuction is the main competitor for neck fat dissolving injections. Neck liposuction is less appealing to patients because it is more invasive, more downtime is required, and and small holes are created with a scalpel in the procedure.  Also, a liposuction compression garment is required afterwards, which makes it a procedure with significant downtime. Kybella is non-surgical, no time off work is required, the downtime is minimal, and there is a gradual change in appearance.

Cost of treatment

2 vials cost $1600 Package of 2 vials, 2 treatments $2800 3 vials cost $2100 Package of 3 vials, 2 treatments $3900 Please call 93315005 for an appointment, or email

Images below are not The Manse Clinic’s patients, they are from the US website.  Please watch our social media, and we will be creating our own images as soon as we start treating patients, which is this week!

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