Submental Fullness Treatment


What is Submental Fullness Treatment ?
Submental Fullness Treatment is the first and only FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the treatment area under the chin to improve your profile. Cosmetech are the first clinic to offer this treatment in Northern Ireland.

How the treatment works?
The active ingredient in Submental Fullness Treatment is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected underneath the chin it destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable difference in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed these fat cells can no longer store fat.

What area does it treat?
Submental Fullness Treatment is used to treat the appearance of moderate or severe fat located
beneath the chin or lower jaw known as submental fat(double chins). It is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction which carries fewer severe risks.

Doctors also use the medicine “off – label” to treat other small areas of fat on the body.

Procedure time
30 -45 minutes

How many treatments are required ?
Each treatment session involves multiple injections in the specific area. Most patients will require 2-4 sessions with an interval of 4-6 weeks in between, some patients may decide they don’t need to do more. Up to a maximum of 6 sessions can be performed.

When can you see results ?
Submental Fullness Treatment works over 4 to 6 weeks, patients will have a review after this time with their doctor to determine if they need further treatment.

How long do the results last?
When injected Submental Fullness Treatment causes the destruction of fat cells after treatment the fat cells can no longer store fat. No maintenance or upkeep treatments are required.

Is local anaesthetic required?
A local anaesthetic is used to numb the treatment area.

What is the recovery time and side effects ?
Patients can experience the following side effects numbness, redness, nodules bruising and firmness at injection sites which normally resolves over 4-6 weeks.

Who performs the procedure?
Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Christopher Hoo is a Trained and Certified Doctor eligible to use Submental Fullness Treatment . His completion of the training programme has put him amongst the elite group of Doctors in the UK who can use this medicine. He is the first doctor trained in Northern Ireland to offer this service.

The treatment may be right for you if:

• Your bothered (unhappy, self- conscious or embarrassed) by fat under the chin, also known as Submental Fullness.
• You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are
• You don’t want to have surgery
• You eat well and exercise, but the fat under your chin does not go away

How much does it cost?
The treatment price starts from £800.