When you look into the mirror, do you see a double chin staring back at you? Many men and women are living with a double chin, also known as submental fullness. Weight gain, genetics, and aging can all be causes for a double chin, which can stick around no matter how much you exercise or diet. Luckily, there is a nonsurgical option for eliminating a double chin for good: Kybella. Read on to learn more about this breakthrough treatment option.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an injectable treatment that works to eliminate stubborn excess fat under the chin. It is made up of synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps with the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When Kybella is injected under the chin, it destroys the fat cells, which means that they can no longer accumulate fat in the future for long-term results.
Most patients will need a series of treatments to see optimal results. At each treatment, you will be given multiple small injections in the fat beneath the chin. Patients may undergo 4-6 treatments to see long-lasting results.
Who is a Candidate?
Good candidates for Kybella will be over the age of 18, be in good health, and have realistic expectations for outcome of their treatment. Kybella is safe to use for both men and women of all skin types and ethnicities. The best way to determine if this treatment is right for you is through an in-office consultation with Dr. Maman or Dr. Broumand.
Benefits of Kybella
Not only is Kybella nonsurgical, so it requires no general anesthesia, it also requires no downtime. This is a big plus for individuals with busy lives who can’t take the time off to recover from surgical options. It is also FDA-approved, which means it is safe to use for most people.
If you are living with excess fat under your chin but do not want to undergo cosmetic surgery, then Kybella may be right for you. If you wish to learn more about this treatment, contact our New York Plastic Surgery office today.