Kybella is a prescription injectable, recently approved by the FDA to treat the appearance of a “double chin.” Some people have unattractive fatty deposits beneath the chin, appearing even on those who are slim, carefully watch their diets, and exercise.
A double chin often will not always respond significantly to diet and exercise, and is the cause of much unhappiness for women and men alike. The reason that Kybella is so effective is that it destroys the fat cells under the chin, whether they are moderate or more extensive. As the body reabsorbs the dead cells, the double chin slowly reduces, leaving the face with a more youthful appearance.
Non-Surgical Treatment for a Double Chin: “Melt” Fat Away
A double chin is not typically considered to be an attractive feature, and most of us that have one want it to disappear. In earlier days, the only options were open surgery or liposuction to attempt to remove the unwanted fat. Kybella actually destroys the membrane surrounding the fat cells, and the fat is then released into the body – which naturally absorbs it. The injections of Kybella should only be performed by a licensed medical professional – the location of the injection is very important in avoiding risk.
Recovery from Kybella Injections
The recovery time from Kybella is short – with slight swelling and tenderness for a few days as the body deals with fat released into the system. This is a particularly non-invasive procedure, and now that it has become available in the USA, it is a great alternative to surgery. The product is currently only FDA approved to treat submental fullness (under the chin) and is not approved to treat fat deposits in other body areas.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I try Kybella?
Both men and women can restore a more youthful chin/jaw profile with Kybella injections. You may be a candidate for this treatment if:
- You have considered having neck lift surgery or liposuction to resolve a double chin.
- You have a droopy, plump area of fat beneath your chin.
- You feel that the appearance of a double chin is creating a negative impact on your appearance.
- You have a double chin but are in good general health, are not pregnant or breastfeeding (or planning to be), and are not taking blood thinners.
How many Kybella treatments will I need?
Every person is different and will have a varying quantity of fat located beneath the chin. Every treatment involves several small injections. Typically, about two to four treatments are needed, each about 4 to 6 weeks apart. Some people may not require as many treatments to get impressive results. The amazing aspect of Kybella is that once the fat cells are killed and flushed out of the body naturally, those particular cells can’t come back. Those fat cells are gone forever.
Make an Appointment With Us at ARC Plastic Surgery in Miami
Dr. Jeremy White is a double board-certified plastic surgeon, and the recipient of the Doctor’s Choice Award for 2016. This award is from other physicians – who are the most capable of evaluating the skills of their peers. Beyond his outstanding professional skills and credentials, Dr. White is exceptionally warm, friendly, and caring, and his patients report that the entire treatment experience – and the results – were both positive and pleasant.
If you are tired of looking in the mirror and seeing a double chin, contact our office and schedule a consultation. We can advise you of what to expect in results, and answer all your questions about Kybella and other treatment options for facial rejuvenation.