Under chin sculpting with fat dissolving injections is a popular treatment to permanently reduce unwanted double chin fat without surgery. Fat-dissolving double chin injections are the most common treatment for under chin fat. Other treatment options include chin injections with dermal fillers to reduce the appearance of a double chin, and liposuction to permanently remove submental (under chin) fat.

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Dr. Aaron’s signature approach to double chin fat dissolving injections has the following key advantages:

  • high strength formula for significantly superior results compared to traditional fat dissolving treatments done at other clinics;
  • use of strong anaesthetic for a pain-free treatment;
  • only one injection with less swelling, bruising and trauma compared to the 20-40 painful injections when done the traditional way.

Why do I have a double chin?

Dr. Aaron routinely answers many questions from his patients about their double chin. If you have asked ‘Why am I getting a double chin?’, or ‘Why do I have a double chin when I’m skinny?’, then the following may shed some light. A double chin (also known as submental fat or fullness) is caused by an excess of superficial fat in the area beneath your chin. It can be associated with age, genetics and weight (although you don’t need to be overweight to have a double chin). A double chin can be made to appear worse when things aside from excess fat co-exist. These include a lack of chin projection or a small chin (known as micrognathia), or saggy skin that occurs naturally with age. This is why people of normal or low weight can also have a double chin.

How do you get rid of a double chin?

Using a combination of different treatments, your double chin can be easily improved or even eliminated. Fat-dissolving injections to the chin can permanently destroy submental fat, dermal fillers used for jawline sculpting or chin augmentation can provide structural support, and internal skin tightening can improve saggy and loose skin. It’s important to see an expert cosmetic doctor ensure you get the right treatment. Dr. Aaron has helped many people rid themselves of their double chin in Melbourne, using his unique approach. So if your double chin is getting you down, and you want a definitive solution, Dr. Aaron is here to help.

How do double chin fat dissolving injections work?

Double chin injections, also known as neck or under chin fat dissolving injections permanently break down fat cells (known as adipocytes). They do this by breaking the membrane of the treated fat cells, a process called adipocytolysis. The fat cells are gradually processed by the body and do not return. The compound contained in fat dissolving injections are naturally occurring substances. The most popular compounds used are deoxycholic acid and phosphatidylcholine. When used together, the effect is far superior compared to using one compound alone. A simple analogy is to compare fat cells with balloons. Everyone has different sized balloons (different amounts of fat). The balloons can increase and decrease with changes to your weight. Destroying the fat cells effectively removes the balloons, reducing the amount of fat in the treated area. However, not all of the fat cells ( or balloons) will be removed with a fat-dissolving treatment. Those remaining cells can grow and shrink with changes to your weight, however in the event of weight gain after your fat dissolving injections, you will store less in the treated area, compared to if you had not undergone double chin injections. Genetic means that there will be a minimum amount of fat in the under the chin area. No matter how much you diet and exercise, many find that this fat will not shift or shrink. Fat-dissolving injections can be a great treatment to safely and effectively reduce the fat under the chin area.

Am I a suitable candidate for double chin fat dissolving injections?

There are a few different causes of under chin fullness, and not all are suitable for fat dissolving injections to the double chin. The reasons why you may have a double chin are:

  • too much subcutaneous fat under the chin. This cause can be effectively treated by double chin injections;
  • too much deep fat under the chin. This must be reduced with surgery;
  • excess skin. Fat-dissolving injections should not be performed in this case. Surgery is the preferred option;
  • a small jaw bone (mandible). This leads to a lack of supportive structure for the mouth floor and under chin tissue, causing it to sag. Dermal fillers can add structure to the chin and jawline, improving under chin fullness in this case.

Often, there is more than one cause of under chin fullness. In such cases, one treatment type alone will not completely improve the under chin fullness. Double chin injections and dermal fillers for the chin and jawline are a very popular combination to improve under chin fat and add structure and definition to the jawline. The ideal candidate for under chin fat dissolving injections are those will mild, moderate or severe double chin fat, and who do not have significant skin excess. Those with more severe under-chin fat will need more treatments compared to those with less under chin fat.

Who is not suitable for double chin fat dissolving injections?

There are a few reasons you may be unsuitable for double chin fat dissolving injections. These include if you:

  • are pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • have an active infection under the chin;
  • are under 18;
  • have under chin fullness that is not caused by excess subcutaneous under chin fat.

How many double chin fat dissolving injection treatments will you need

Each fat dissolving treatment you have for excess under the chin fat will reduce the fullness. The number of double chin injection treatments you need will depend on the amount of under-chin fat you have, and how much of an improvement you want to see. It is also important to know that some people may need a different type of treatment in combination with double chin injections to get the look they are after. If you want a defined and sharp jawline and profile, then combining fat dissolving injections with dermal fillers to the chin and jawline can give you the look you want. When it comes to fat dissolving injections, one treatment may be enough for people looking for a subtle change, or who only have a small amount of under-chin fat. Those with more prominent fat deposits under the chin may need anywhere from two to six treatments to see the results they want.

What are the risks of double chin fat dissolving injections?

You can trust known that Dr. Aaron only offers safe treatments to remove your double chin. Fat-dissolving injections to the double chin have been around for over a decade, and have shown a consistently high safety record. Ensuring you receive only the safest and best care is a priority, and by seeing an experienced medical doctor, you can rest assured knowing that your treatment is appropriate and performed with precision. With double chin fat dissolving injections, the far majority of side effects are mild and resolve quickly. The side effect and risks of double chin injections include:

  • swelling in the treated area. This is expected, and usually moderate. The swelling is a positive sign that the treatment is working. Generally, most of the swelling resolves over a few days;
  • temporary skin numbness in the treated area. This occurs in around half of the people treated with under chin injections, and will resolve on its own after around a month;
  • bruising. This is usually mild and will improve on its own;
  • firmness under the skin of the treated area. Known as induration, this occurs in about one in five people who have double chin injections. This is part of the inflammatory process, and will improve on its own over a few weeks.

Very rarely, there may be a temporary weakness to the lower lip if the product affects the marginal mandibular nerve of the jawline. This nerve is responsible for the movement of the lower lip. If the product affects this nerve, the muscles of the affected side will be weakened, leading to a change in the appearance of your smile. If this occurs, it will resolve on its own in an average of 28 days, and cause no long-lasting harm.

Will I swell after double chin fat dissolving injections?

Almost everyone has a degree of swelling in the treated area after their double chin injections. The swelling generally peaks the day after your treatment, and gradually improves over the first three to five days. Some people find that they have mild residual swelling and firmness that gradually improves over six to eight weeks. This is due to the inflammatory process of the fat cells being broken down by the body.

How much do double chin fat dissolving injections cost in Melbourne?

The price of double chin fat dissolving injections is $1000. The cost of your double chin injections is the same, no matter how much under chin fat you have, and it is not charged by vial. Combining under chin fat dissolving injections with jawline contouring and chin fillers can get sharp and contoured results. The price of dermal fillers for the chin and jawline start from $750. A consultation is a great way to learn what treatments you need to achieve the perfect jawline and get rid of your double chin for good.

Double chin fat dissolving injections vs double chin and under chin liposuction

Double chin fat dissolving injections (also know as fat dissolving, lipolysis, under chin injections or double chin injections) permanently remove under the chin fat. A small needle or cannula is used to administer a solution of products that breaks down the fat cells using a process known as adipocytolysis. The fat cells are then processed by the body over 6-8 weeks, at which time the area can be assessed to determine if additional treatment is necessary. Double chin injections are precise, safe, affordable and have no significant downtime. They are a great way to improve the contour and definition of your jawline, and permanently rid yourself of an annoying double chin. Liposuction is a procedure that removes the under chin fat by sucking it out through a small metal tube. It is a simple and minimally invasive procedure that is the gold standard option for reducing under chin fat. It is relatively affordable and has minimal discomfort. There is some slight downtime with double chin liposuction, but far more pronounced results can be achieved in one treatment. Liposuction is ideal for those only wanting one treatment, those who don’t mind a few days of downtime, or for those with more severe amounts of under-chin fat who would need a large number of fat-dissolving treatments to see a comparable result to liposuction.Double chin fat dissolving injections:

  • minimal discomfort and no downtime;
  • treatment takes 5 minutes;
  • some swelling that resolves in a few days;
  • permanently removes under chin fat, improving the definition of your jawline;
  • safe and effective treatment, done with a high strength formula to ensure the best results;
  • usually two treatments required, space by eight weeks at a minimum.
  • double chin injections cost $1000 per treatment in Melbourne.

Under chin liposuction:

  • minimal discomfort. Some downtime, with a compression garment needing to be worn full time for three to five days, and a further 11 nights;
  • treatment takes 30-60 minutes;
  • mild to moderate swelling that resolves in a few days;
  • minimally invasive procedure with small incisions made at the back of the jawline, and under the chin (three total);
  • final results take three to six months;
  • generally, one treatment is enough to get a pronounced improvement in the under chin area;
  • liposuction is the gold standard treatment for reducing the double chin and under chin fat;
  • liposuction for the under chin, neck and double chin costs between $4000 and $6000 in Melbourne.

When comparing fat dissolving injections with liposuction, the best option will depend on how much fat you have under the chin, how much of an improvement your want, how much downtime you can tolerate and how much you want to spend. Liposuction and fat dissolving injections can both achieve great results when treating under the chin fat, and there is no best approach for everyone. If you have had fat dissolving injections under the chin, and want to undergo double chin liposuction because you want a more dramatic result, then this can be done with ease. Furthermore, if you have had under chin liposuction, and have noticed a small area of prominence where not enough fat was removed, fat dissolving injections the affected area under your chin are a great way to improve this without needing to undergo a second liposuction procedure.Learn more about under chin liposuction to remove a double chin.

7 key things you must know about double chin fat dissolving injections with Dr. Aaron in Melbourne

  1. What type of product is injected to remove a double chin? There are different types of fat-dissolving products that contain different types and combinations of ingredients. The most effective type has two different compounds in a high concentration. This is not the most commonly used product.
  2. Are double chin injections painful? When done correctly, double chin injections have almost no discomfort. The use of local anaesthetic ensures a painless experience.
  3. Are double chin injections safe? Fat-dissolving injections to the under chin are very safe and have been used to effectively and permanently remove under the chin fat for over a decade.
  4. How long do the results of double chin fat dissolving injections last? Fat-dissolving injections to under chin fat give permanent results.
  5. Will I see instant results from double chin fat dissolving injections? Results take 6-8 weeks as the body processes the fat cells.
  6. How many treatments will I need to remove my double chin? Most people notice an improvement with one treatment. Those with more significant under chin fat or who want more dramatic results may need additional sessions
  7. How much do double chin injections cost in Melbourne? Fat-dissolving injections to the neck and under chin cost $1000 per treatment, regardless of how much under chin fat you have, or how much product is required.
  8. What treatments can improve a double chin? Fat dissolving injections are the most popular treatment to reduce under-chin fullness caused by excess submental (under the chin) fat. Other treatment options include liposuction and fat freezing. Liposuction is invasive and has downtime, but can get more pronounced results. Fat freezing is non-invasive but often disappointing.

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Under chin sculpting and double chin injection prices

The cost of under chin sculpting is determined by the extent and complexity of your treatment.

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Double chin fat dissolving

Permanently rid yourself of under the chin fat. Each session is $950 regardless of your under chin fat volume.


Chin filler

Expertly injected premium chin filler has an average price of $1500.

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Treatment options for under chin fat & fullness

A number of treatment options exist to reduce under-chin fat and fullness. Dr. Stanes is experienced in the assessment of the under chin area and can guide you on the most suitable treatment to achieve the best results.

Available treatment options to remove under chin fat and fullness:

Double chin fat dissolving injections

Double chin injections permanently break down stubborn unwanted fat cells. They are a no-downtime option that has almost no discomfort, and only takes 5 minutes. Final results take 6-8 weeks, as the body takes time to process the broken down fat. Swelling is generally moderate for most people following treatment. This generally improves over a few days.

Chin and jawline fillers

Dermal filler injections to the chin and jawline can improve under chin fullness. This is achieved by stretching out the floor of the mouth and under chin skin and fat over a larger area. Fillers in the chin and jawline are suitable in such cases where the under chin fullness is due to a lack of structural support, resulting from a naturally small or recessed chin and jawline.

Fat freezing & melting devices

Fat freezing and melting devices are the most conservative treatment option to reduce under-chin fat. They take a number of treatments and do not work for everyone. Fat freezing also has a risk of causing the unwanted fat to grow (known as paradoxical adipose hyperplasia). Fat melting devices can cause damage to deeper structures, potentially giving you an overly hollow and gaunt appearance.

Double chin fat liposuction

Liposuction for a double chin is the gold standard treatment to reduce unwanted under chin fat. It involves inserting a cannula into the targeted fat under local anaesthetic and using suction to permanently remove fat cells. There is minimal discomfort, and the procedure takes around 60 minutes. You will need a few days to recover from liposuction, as there is some swelling, however, this treatment achieves the most pronounced results. It is more suitable for those with large deposits of under-chin fat.

Jawline comparison

A combination of chin and jawline fillers with double chin fat dissolving to improve under chin fullness.

Understanding the concern

Why you have a double chin and why you just can’t seem to get rid of it

Under chin fullness can be due to a number of different causes. It takes experience and expertise to correctly identify the cause of your under chin fullness, and to know which treatments can help.

Dr. Aaron Stanes is an expert when it comes to the under chin area, providing a number of treatment options to improve your lower face and neck.

Under chin fullness can be caused by:

  • excess submental (under chin) fat that is frequently genetic, and won’t reduce with diet and exercise;
  • a small jaw and recessed chin causing the mouth floor to hang lower giving the under chin area a fuller appearance;
  • sagging skin of the jawline (known as jowls), and neck.

Each of the above causes cannot be improved without treatment in almost all cases. To improve the neck silhouette and under chin area, the right treatment must be used based on the cause. Ensuring that you see an expert in treating under chin fullness will help you to get the right treatment, and the best result.

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Under chin fullness is often caused by excess submental fat.

Understanding your treatments

How double chin injections can permanently improve your under chin fat

For those with excessive double chin fat-causing under chin fullness, fat dissolving injections provide a safe, convenient, almost pain-free and permanent solution. As a more conservative option than liposuction, many people are embracing this no downtime treatment to improve the shape and definition of their jawline and neck silhouette.

Double chin fat dissolving injections break down fat cells by ‘popping’ the cell membrane (similar to darts popping a balloon). The fat cells are then removed by the body over 6-8 weeks. Once removed, these cells cannot return.

Fat dissolving injections for under chin fat provide a more effective option compared to fat freezing (known as Coolsculpting), and a more convenient option compared to neck liposuction. It is one of the most popular ways to permanently remove unwanted double chin fat without surgery.

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Diagram showing the ‘popping’ of fat cells and eventual reduction in fat after treatment with fat dissolving injections.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What causes double chin fat?

Double chin fat (or submental/under chin fat) is most frequently caused by genetics and affects both men and women. It may also occur as we age, and with weight gain. Many people find that despite strict diet and exercise, and weight loss, that the under chin fullness doesn’t reduce. Under chin sculpting, treatments are perfect for those who find that they have stubborn double chin fat.

Can diet and exercise treat a double chin?

Diet and exercise are the best first-line treatments for any type of weight loss. The double chin is an area that many people find difficult to reduce with diet and exercise alone. Even very fit athletes find that they may have a small stubborn pocket of fat in the double chin. Under chin sculpting is the perfect treatment where stubborn double chin fat doesn’t reduce despite diet, exercise and weight loss.

How do double chin fat dissolving injections work?

Fat-dissolving injections use a synthetic compound called deoxycholic acid and phosphatidylcholine. There are naturally occurring substances that assist in the absorption of dietary fats by breaking them down. This synthetic solution is injected into the stubborn double chin fat, breaking down the fat cells which are then naturally processed by the body. The effect of double chin injections is permanent, meaning the fat cells that have been removed will not return.

How many treatments of fat-dissolving for my double chin will I need?

Most people need 2 fat dissolving treatments spaced 2 months apart to see the best results. People with more severe under-chin fat may need up to 4 treatments.

Where can fat dissolving injections be used?

Fat-dissolving injections can be used on many areas of small fat pockets around the body, including:

  1. Under chin fat (double chin);
  2. Jowl fat;
  3. Bra bulge fat;
  4. Banana roll fat (the back of the upper thigh below the gluteal fold);
  5. Lower abdominal fat.

Treating large deposits of fat with fat dissolving injections can cause moderate to severe swelling and tenderness, with slower recovery times. For this reason, Dr. Aaron only recommends treating small, stubborn areas of fat. As a general rule, areas of fat up to the size of a credit card can be effectively treated with fat dissolving injections.

How do I choose the best treatment to improve my double chin?

The best treatment option for your double chin will depend on the following:

  1. The cause of your double chin – it may be that you have a small chin that can be improved with dermal filler injections. You may have sagging skin that must be tightened with radiofrequency assisted liposuction or excess fat that can be treated with either liposuction or fat dissolving injections;
  2. How much of a result you want – generally, more dramatic results require more invasive treatments. Liposuction will achieve a more pronounced result compared to fat dissolving injections;
  3. Your tolerance for risk – whilst all treatment options are safe, radiofrequency assisted liposuction has more risks than fat dissolving injections;
  4. How much downtime is acceptable to you – if you cannot take time off work, then a more conservative option such as fat dissolving injections are more appropriate;
  5. Your budget – the cost of treatment will depend on the treatment type. More effective and invasive treatments generally have higher upfront costs.
Do fat freezing treatments work for a double chin?

While fat freezing treatments can improve double chin fat, they have a number of important limitations:

  1. Many people find the improvement is so small that they don’t see a difference after their fat freezing treatment;
  2. Fat freezing has a risk of causing your unwanted fat to grow in a deformed-looking way;
  3. Fat freezing is more expensive than other fat removal treatments once you have paid for the multiple sessions required to possibly see a difference.


Do double chin fat dissolving injections hurt?

When performed correctly, double chin fat dissolving injections should have almost no discomfort whatsoever.Dr. Aaron ensures that you have as little discomfort as possible during your double chin injections. By using a strong local anaesthetic with the fat dissolving product, there will be almost no discomfort with your treatment. If fat-dissolving is performed without anaesthetic, it can be extremely painful. Dr. Aaron never performs fat-dissolving without local anaesthetic to ensure your comfort. The local anaesthetic will last around 1-2 hours. After it wears off, you will have a very mild ache in the treated area which can be easily managed with paracetamol and ice.


Are double chin fat dissolving injections safe?

Chin Sculpting (Fat Dissolving) injections are very safe with minimal side effects. The most common side effects with double chin fat dissolving injections are:

  1. Swelling around the treated area – swelling is common, and a sign that the treatment is successfully breaking down fat cells. Generally, the swelling is mild to moderate, and settles quickly.
  2. Temporary numbness in the treated area – the process of breaking down fat cells may cause some localised numbness to the skin. This resolves on its own after 30 days on average, with no long term issues.
  3. Firmness in the treated area – the process of breaking down fat cells causes local inflammation. This leads to the skin of the treated area feeling firm or ‘indurated’. This is normal and resolves on its own after a few weeks.

Rarely, there may be a temporary injury to a nerve that moves the lower lip. This leads to an asymmetry of the smile. Fortunately, it resolves on its own after a few weeks with no long term problems.


When will I see results from double chin fat dissolving injections?

The final results from fat dissolving injections can be seen after eight weeks. While the fat cells are broken down quickly, it takes time for the body to remove the fat cells by natural pathways. During the six to eight weeks, you may notice that the skin under the chin feels firm and numb. This is normal and will gradually improve.


Is there much swelling after double chin fat dissolving injections?

Swelling from fat dissolving injections is generally mild, and resolves in a few days. For some, the swelling may be moderate. Swelling can be reduced by avoiding anti-inflammatories, alcohol and intense exercise for 24 hours before and after your treatment, by icing the area after your treatment, applying mild compression to the area after your treatment, and sleeping on an extra pillow for the first few nights after your treatment.

Why Choose Dr. Aaron?

By booking with Dr. Aaron, you will be treated by one of Australia’s leading dedicated anti-ageing & cosmetic doctors.Feel confident knowing that your treatment will use only the highest quality products and equipment, and only the safest and most proven techniques. Dr. Aaron’s thousands of satisfied patients speak for themselves.

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Every treatment performed by Dr. Aaron comes with the following:

  • a comprehensive consultation to discuss your concerns in detail;
  • a bespoke treatment plan to help you achieve your goals;
  • treatments performed with the utmost respect for your safety and wellbeing, with a results driven approach;
  • the use of only the highest quality products and equipment;
  • a complimentary follow up appointment to review your results if desired.

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