Getting rid of a double chin isn’t something that people can do by altering what they eat or by opting to exercise more. Stubborn deposits of submental fat will not disappear when weight is lost. Weight loss occurs in a wholly uniform fashion and this means that it is not capable of altering physical proportions. In the past, people had to turn to invasive procedures like liposuction to sculpt this portion of their faces.
Now, however, there is an FDA-approved solution called Kybella™ that can safely and effectively remove fat at the top of the neck and under the chin. Best of all, Kybella™ can produce remarkable results with no cutting and no tissue removal whatsoever.
Important Things to Know
Kybella™ is a naturally occurring acid called deoxycholic acid. When injected into areas of excess submental fat, it breaks down the membranes of fat cells and kills them. These fat cells are then absorbed by the body and disposed of so that the targeted area takes on a slim, toned and more youthful look. Kybella™ is delivered into the upper neck and under-chin area via injections.
How to Know if Kybella™ is Right for You
Kybella™ is currently one of the safest and easiest ways to eliminate a double chin. If you have reached your ideal body weight and have been able to maintain this weight for several months, Kybella™ could be right for you. Before scheduling this procedure, talk to our practitioner about any facial surgeries that you’ve had in the past or that you plan to have in the near future. It is also important to mention any medications that you’re currently taking. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can significantly increase your risk of bleed or bruising at the injection sites.
Getting Ready for Treatment
Sometime before your Kybella™ procedure is performed, you may be asked to discontinue any NSAIDs or other medications to decrease the risk of bleeding and bruising.
After the procedure is complete, you can resume your normal activities. Slight swelling and redness at the injection site is common, however, these issues will go away on their own.
As the deoxycholic acid begins to take effect, you will notice a gradual change in fat at the top of your neck and under your chin.
Contact About Face Medical Aesthetics today to schedule a consultation. We will be able to review your cosmetic concerns and develop a treatment plan suitable for your needs.