Do you have excess fat under your chin that won’t just go away? You may be implementing a strict exercise and diet routine that helps you lose weight and reduce fat in all areas of your body, except for one place – under your chin.
Yes, “the double chin” is a problem that many people of all ages and gender face. It can make you feel self-conscious about how you look and the worst part is that it can be difficult to get rid of the excess fat in the area. There is, however, one very effective solution available – Kybella.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an effective treatment for reducing submental fat, the fat deposits responsible for the formation of the dreaded double chin. It is the only treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Since its approval in 2015, it has even become more popular as a choice of treatment for many people.
It is a non-surgical treatment where a series of injections are given in the area to work on the fat cells. These injections are a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a secondary bile acid that absorbs fat.
Kybella is a minimally invasive procedure does not require your doctor to make any incisions in the chin. The acid targets the fat cells under the chin and destroys them, giving your chin a slimmer, more contoured look. This can greatly improve the aesthetics of your facial appearance. The destroyed fat cells are naturally flushed out by the body.
What is the Procedure and Recovery Like?
The entire procedure for Kybella treatment is fairly simple and hassle-free since it is non-surgical. However, the treatment can be administered only by a healthcare specialist professionally trained in Kybella treatments.
Generally, the chin area will be numbed before administering the injections. Your doctor will also mark the appropriate spots to be injected. For every treatment, the patient will be given multiple injections under the chin. The amount of injections chosen will be based on the amount of fat that needs to be removed and your desired look. The process can be wrapped up within 15 to 20 minutes.
The number of treatment sessions you need depends on the severity of your problem and how the submental fat is distributed. The maximum number of sessions any patient can have is six, and before providing another treatment session, you should wait for a period of at least one month.
It is normal to feel mild swelling and bruising after treatments. These issues will go in a few days. The kybella treatment requires minimal downtime, meaning that you can return to your normal activities in no time at all. Best of all, it is a permanent solution that provides substantial results.
Am I an Eligible Candidate for Kybella?
To be considered an eligible Kybella treatment candidate, it is best that you are 18 years of age or older and free of any underlying medical conditions. If you have had any facial, neck, or chin surgeries in the past or are planning on having one in the future, you may not be an ideal candidate.
You should also not be pregnant, currently nursing, nor should you have any kind of medical condition or infection in the concerned area. It’s also important that you have realistic expectations from the treatment.
Contact Our Office
You can finally get rid of the excess fat in your chin area and have the slim facial profile you desire with the help of kybella. Contact our office in Orange County to schedule your initial consultation with respected plastic surgeon, Dr. Raymond Lee today.