A full face can be seen as a sign of youthfulness. However, if you’re bothered by facial fullness and want a more defined look, then you can explore your non-surgical treatment options at Cope Cosmetic Dermatology.

What is Facial Fullness?

There are multiple pads of fat in the face that can be more pronounced in some people. Even at an otherwise healthy weight, you may be bothered by the appearance of facial fullness and feel like it makes you look bigger or younger than you are. If you feel like the terms “baby face” or “double chin” describe you, then it can be helpful to know that you have treatment options.

Types of Facial Fullness

Full Cheeks

The buccal fat pads are what cause the cheeks to look round and full when you’re young. As you age, they tend to thin out – however, in some patients, these fat pads can be more pronounced and resistant to weight loss.

Submental Fat

Sometimes called a double chin, submental fat can also be resistant to diet and exercise. It can give the appearance of a weak jawline or make you feel uncomfortable taking photos from certain angles.

What Causes Facial Fullness?

Facial fullness tends to be the result of genetics. For many patients, no amount of weight loss reduces the appearance of a full face or chin, requiring professional treatment.

What Are My Treatment Options for Facial Fullness?

Many patients think that surgery is the only way to remove stubborn facial fat, but there are a variety of non-surgical treatments available. The most popular and effective option is Kybella®, an injectable treatment that can dissolve fat and achieve a slimmer, more defined look. With a full treatment package, you can reduce stubborn facial fat without downtime.

Maintaining Healthy Skin with Facial Fullness

In order to get the best results with Kybella, it’s important to undergo your full treatment plan. Kybella produces long-term results, but it’s still important to maintain healthy, supple skin to prevent skin sagging as time goes on. Our team can create a personalized treatment plan using our best physician-grade skincare products and laser treatments so you can enjoy your results for the long term.


Dr. Austin Cope is a Utah native as well as a highly educated and well-trained cosmetic dermatologist. At Cope Cosmetic Dermatology, our team is here to help you look and feel your best.


Dr. Cope can help you achieve a new level of confidence with aesthetic experience and a laid-back approach. To learn more, contact us through our online form or give us a call.

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