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“Selfie” Awareness

Posted in Body Plastic Surgery, Injectables, Laser Treatments, Non-Surgical Procedures

Recently, social media has become so intertwined with everyday life that it is difficult to remember the way things once were–a time when women and men weren’t worried about whether or not they were “camera-ready.” Social media and selfies truly have reinvented the way we see and choose to present ourselves to others. This desire to look our best has led to a spike in facial cosmetic procedures across the board, especially ones that enhance a person’s profile. A common spot that patients desire to transform is the area beneath the chin.

Woman holding a mobile phone taking a photo of herself

The submental region is a common place for excess fat to accumulate. This submental fullness is often referred to as a “double chin.” While the presence of a double chin can be frustrating even without the pressure of a camera, the angles and proximity of the camera to the face certainly don’t do the double chin any favors. It is because for this reason that many are turning to cosmetic procedures.

What Are Your Options?

Removing the submental fat cells can significantly alter your selfie profile. At North Shore Aesthetics, we can address a double chin through a variety of cosmetic procedures.


KYBELLA® has flipped the switch for non-surgical treatment of moderate to severe fat under the chin. This FDA-approved injectable treatment permanently destroys submental fat cells to smooth and lessen the appearance of a double chin. Once KYBELLA® destroys the fat cells beneath the chin, they can no longer store fat or cause the appearance of a double chin.

Laser Fat Reduction

Non-surgical fat reduction with truSculpt® is a non-invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to destroy unwanted fat cells and tighten the skin under the chin. During this procedure, radiofrequency energy is pulsed through a handheld device directly to the chin area. These pulses destroy the fat cells before they are naturally eliminated from the body. In addition to the destruction of these cells, truSculpt® allows for non-invasive tightening of the skin. After this procedure, your selfie is sure to see a difference in the smoothness and tightness of your chin and jawline.

Liposuction with Renuvion™

For patients with a higher degree of unwanted fat and excess skin, liposuction with Renuvion™ can significantly aid their selfies and self-esteem. This minimally-invasive combination procedure uses liposuction to remove the unwanted excess fat under the chin and uses Renuvion™ to tighten the loose skin. Similar to truSculpt®, Renuvion™ relies on radiofrequency energy; however, unlike truSculpt®, this energy is combined with helium plasma for additional skin tightening and the added benefit of collagen stimulation.

Don’t let a double chin get in the way of your perfect selfie. Contact Dr. Schlechter at North Shore Aesthetics by calling (847) 393-4770 to schedule your consultation.