How Can I Get Rid of my Double Chin?
If you are troubled by stubborn submental fat that obscures your profile, you are not alone. Millions of patients in the US and around the world suffer from a double chin as the result of genetics or the aging process. Previously, it was not possible to contour this area without invasive surgery, but today, clients can enjoy painless Kybella injections that come with no downtime or discomfort.
What is Kybella?
Approved by the FDA in 2015, Kybella is a leading non-surgical solution for stubborn fat that accumulates in the upper neck, also known as a double chin. The injectable is made with a non-animal derived version of deoxycholic acid, a compound that occurs naturally in the body. Deoxycholic acid helps break down fat cells that can then be reabsorbed by the body and discarded.
Without the discomfort or downtime of conventional neck contouring procedures such as a neck lift or liposuction, Kybella injections can help to restore a firm, slender profile, removing years off of your perceived age. The jawline appears more defined, and clothing and hairstyle options are expanded.
How Does Kybella Work?
Kybella is engineered with synthetic deoxycholic acid, a molecule that assists in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the submental region, Kybella destroys the fat cells that compromise your appearance. Once the fat is banished, the cells in the area are unable to store or accumulate fat going forward. The end result is a noticeably more sculpted neckline and a boost in your self-image.
Is Deoxycholic Acid Natural?
Yes! Deoxycholic acid is already working in the body to metabolize fat cells. Kybella just harnesses its power to specifically target the area beneath the chin.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
One of the great things about Kybella is that patients get in and out of the office rapidly without having it impact their work schedule. It takes around 15 minutes to numb the skin and then about 3 minutes to perform the injections.
Are the Results Permanent?
Yes, absolutely, provided that you continue to maintain a healthy, stable body weight.
Can my Double Chin Return After Kybella Treatment?
Once injected with Kybella, your fat cells are not expected to come back. The only exception to this rule is if you were to gain a significant amount of weight after your treatment.
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How Long is the Recovery After Kybella Treatment?
Kybella is considered a no-downtime treatment with patients typically able to return immediately to their normal activities. Minor swelling and bruising may be present, but these side effects are not usually severe enough to interfere with your daily schedule.
What are the Risks of Kybella?
- Hardness in the treatment area
- Temporary nerve injury
- Facial asymmetry
- Hair loss
- Muscle weakness
- Open sores
Can Kybella be Used in Other Areas?
Because jowls are made up partially of fat, the condition can also be effectively addressed with Kybella. The deoxycholic acid in Kybella works just as well to break down fat in the jawline, restoring a more youthful, taut look. Results become visible within 3-4 weeks.
What are the Alternatives to Kybella?
Our team can perform liposuction to sculpt and refine the upper neck, which involves suctioning out the fat cells through a small tube called a cannula. The fat can be discarded, or it can be used as part of a future fat transfer procedure to augment the lips, cheeks, or temples.
A neck lift can be performed to not only slim the submental area but also combat vertical neck bands and eradicate crepe-like skin. While a neck lift is a surgical procedure and demands the appropriate downtime, it can be an excellent partner for a facelift when the client wishes to undergo comprehensive rejuvenation that is dramatic and long-lasting.
Finally, the SculpSure laser system is an FDA-approved device for non-surgical lipolysis of the belly, thighs, back, flanks, and submental region. It can remove unwanted fat deposits within just 20 minutes. Results are usually seen within 12 weeks.
What is the Takeaway?
Dr. Weber and his team are thrilled to offer Kybella as a safe, non-surgical solution for contouring and sculpting the upper neck. Kybella helps clients to enjoy a slimmer, more refined profile and enhanced self-confidence, all without any pain or recovery time. Call us today to find out how you can start enjoying all the amazing benefits Kybella has to offer!