Submental (Under Chin) Contouring Specialist


Internists & Bioidentical Hormone Specialists located in Voorhees, NJ

When you have a double chin or excess fat under your chin, this can make you feel self-conscious about the way you look. Being able to lose this fat can boost your self-esteem, but it’s not easy to do with exercise and dieting. At Virapel, Dr. William B. Miller and Cheryl Felt, MSN-APN-C offer submental (under chin) contouring with the use of SculpSure® for patients in Voorhees, New Jersey.

Submental (Under Chin) Contouring Q & A

Why is it so hard to lose fat under my chin?

Even if you do neck and jaw exercises that give muscles in this area a workout, you can’t target your chin for fat loss. Whether or not you lose fat in your chin depends in large part on genetics.

Since it’s tough to lose a double chin, turning to an effective fat loss procedure for submental contouring can help.

What’s SculpSure submental contouring?

SculpSure involves using heat from laser energy to damage fat cells under your chin.

Dr. Miller uses a special device that gives off laser energy, which heats fat cells without hurting your skin. When these fat cells from under your chin are damaged, your body gets rid of them through natural means.

What are the benefits of submental contouring?

Submental contouring with SculpSure offers a safe and effective way to lose excess fat under your chin.

When you have this procedure done, you don’t have to worry about invasive techniques that can cause pain, bleeding, infections, and other problems. SculpSure doesn’t have any downtime afterward, so you can also resume your regular activities when the treatment is over.

Is submental contouring safe?

Submental contouring with SculpSure is considered a safe method of fat loss under the chin. The FDA has cleared SculpSure for use in this area and other problems areas, such as the flank and thighs.

You shouldn’t feel any pain or other unpleasant sensations during your treatments. You might feel some tingling, and it’s common to experience warmth when the laser reaches your skin.

How quickly do results appear?

It takes time for your body to eliminate damaged fat cells naturally, so submental contouring doesn’t produce the immediate results that liposuction and other invasive methods do. Instead, you'll notice results roughly six weeks after being treated. Within a few months, you might experience optimal results once your body gets rid of fat cells under your chin.

How long do submental contouring results last?

Excess fat cells under your chin are gone forever when your body eliminates them.

However, fat can accumulate again under your chin if you’re not careful. Adopting a healthy lifestyle might help prevent this from occurring.

If you want to know if you’re a good candidate for submental contouring, please contact Virapel to make an appointment with Dr. Miller.