Stubborn fat below the chin can be difficult to remove without surgical intervention. However, now patients can effectively improve the appearance of their double chin with Kybella, a nonsurgical injectable.
Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for targeting stubborn fat below the chin. Kybella contains synthetic deoxycholic acid, a substance that aids in the breakdown of fat when absorbed. When Kybella is placed below the chin, the fat cells are destroyed resulting in reduced fullness.
Candidates for Kybella are those who experience stubborn fat below the chin that is affecting their appearance and confidence. The best candidates for Kybella will already be in their healthy weight range, but struggle to find relief from stubborn fat under the chin despite dieting and exercise. Kybella can only treat stubborn fat, so if patients experience a double chin or poor jawline due to skin laxity, this treatment might not be right for them. Patients often choose Kybella as a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction below the chin.
Prior to treatment with Kybella, the chin will be numbed with a topical anesthetic. Using a thin needle, Adley DaSilva will then place a small amount of Kybella below the skin under the chin. Several injections will be made depending on the severity of stubborn fat. This is a quick treatment process, taking about 15 minutes to complete. Patients typically require several spaced-out treatment sessions to achieve optimal results.
After treatment with Kybella, patients can expect some mild swelling, bruising, and numbness under the chin. Over the next several weeks, the fat cells will be destroyed and after multiple treatment sessions, patients can expect a reduction of stubborn fat under the chin and an improved jawline. Once optimal results are achieved, the improvements are long-lasting.
To determine if Kybella is right for you, a consultation with Adley DaSilva is required. Adley will discuss your concerns and develop your customized treatment plan. To get started, contact Cosmetica Plastic Surgery and Anti-Aging today.