Many have gone the surgical route for getting rid of their double chin. While there’s no denying the benefits of procedures such as liposuction, it is still surgery, and many people simply aren’t ready for surgery. For those who would rather bypass the downtime and recovery of surgical procedures, Kybella® offers an effective alternative.
Kybella® contains deoxycholic acid, a substance naturally produced in the body to help break down dietary fat. When injected underneath the chin, it immediately goes to work destroying the fat cells in the area. Once these fat cells are destroyed, they will no longer be able to store fat.
Kybella® is currently the only product on the market that is FDA-approved specifically for non-surgical fat removal underneath the chin. The treatment consists of several small injections into the area underneath the chin. This number of injections needed per session is determined by each individual’s particular needs and how much fat they have under their chin. Similarly, most people see best results after multiple treatments, and the total number of treatment sessions needed will also depend on your personal needs and goals.
Kybella® comes with many benefits. For one, it is minimally invasive and completely non-surgical. This means no anesthesia and no downtime. This makes it an ideal treatment for those who do not want or do not qualify for surgery, and it makes it especially attractive to those who do not have the time to set aside for a lengthy recovery period.
Since Kybella® is so safe, most people make good candidates for it. In general, however, ideal candidates for this treatment include those in generally good health who are dealing with unwanted excess fat underneath the chin. We can help you decide if this is the best course of action for you during your consultation.
We’re here to help, with a number of patient resources designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Read through the materials below, and don’t hesitate to reach out and set up your consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.