When it comes to fun, we’ll take all we can get, but as far as chins are concerned, double is trouble. That’s why we are excited to offer Kybella®, a new-FDA-approved treatment for submental fat (double chin). No surgery is needed, just a simple injected medication for a slimmed-down chin. Call us today and ask about Kybella®. Get more double takes when you say goodbye to your double chin.
What Is Kybella®?
Kybella® is an FDA prescription medication used to treat submental fat in both men and women. This fat (which causes a double chin) is very common and naturally occurs due to aging, genetics, weight gain, etc. Submental fat is very difficult to get rid of and is often resistant to diet and exercise. If you have it, you aren’t alone; one study found that 68% of those questioned were bothered by the problem.
Kybella® is an injectable treatment. We do the procedure in our offices during a 15-20 minute treatment. You’ll receive a series of injections into the fat under your chin. A few treatments may be needed (generally two-to-four treatments spaced apart) to achieve your desired results, but once achieved, retreatment is not necessary.
How Does Kybella® Work?
Kybella® uses an acid known as deoxycholic acid to break down the unwanted fat. This acid is naturally found in the body and aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. The deoxycholic acid breaks down and destroys fat cells so they can no longer store and accumulate fat.
What’s Recovery Like?
Kybella® is non-surgical. For many patients, it is a no-downtime procedure. As you schedule your treatments, give yourself a little time for recovery before a big social or work engagement as you may experience slight swelling in the area that is injected for a couple of days. Generally, downtime is minimal. You may feel a bit of warmth in the treatment area and experience redness, bruising and excess fluid during healing. We’ll give you all the details about recovery before your treatment.
Is Kybella® Right for Me?
Do you have a double chin? Does it bother you? Come see us and ask about Kybella® to see if you are a candidate for this treatment. This treatment isn’t right for everyone, but is an excellent option for many of our patients. We can help you decide if Kybella® is a good fit for your situation.
Imagine life without a double chin!