As you age, the fat under your chin, also known as submental fullness, increases and can cause you to feel unhappy, self-conscious, or even embarrassed. Some people also feel that a double chin makes them look older or heavier than they actually are, even with healthy and active lifestyles. Previously the only treatment options available to get rid of a double chin were liposuction or plastic surgery. However, with the new non-surgical treatment called KYBELLA®, patients with unwanted fat under their chins can achieve long-term improvements in their appearance and profile.
KYBELLA® is the first in its class – medicine injected into fat under the chin to destroy the fat cells below the chin. The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Once the molecules destroy fat cells, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, thus resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.
What to expect from your KYBELLA® Treatment
Before starting treatment, we will examine the area under and around your chin to determine if KYBELLA® is right for you. During the procedure, we will clean your skin, mark the proposed areas of treatment, inject numbing medicine and then inject KYBELLA® into the areas of unwanted fat. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile.
It is not uncommon to experience moderate swelling, redness, firmness, numbness, achiness, and bruising after the procedure. These side effects should resolve within a few days to a couple of weeks. The response to treatment becomes apparent over several weeks as the destroyed fat cells are removed from the area by the body’s scavenger cells. Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Most patients will require 2-4 treatments for maximal benefit.
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