Kybella Injection (Double Chin)
Everyone has a certain amount of subcutaneous fat. In healthy people, this fat not only serves an important function physically and metabolically, but also makes us look healthy and youthful by making our cheeks pleasantly round and accentuating our features. However, certain individuals – despite a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a healthy weight – have excess fat under their chin. This can become particularly pronounced as we get older, and can be a source of embarrassment. Although this fat does not usually cause physical problems, it can make an individual who is otherwise slim feel overweight and unattractive. Kybella is a unique and innovative injectable medication designed to reduce or eliminate the subcutaneous fat responsible for causing “double chin”.
Until now, surgery was the only option available for individuals concerned about extra fat deposits below the chin. While effective, liposuction or “chin tucks” can be expensive, painful, and may involve a significant amount of down time. But with Kybella, the same results can be achieved via an outpatient appointment. During this treatment, a series of injections is made under the chin and along the neck and into the subcutaneous fat. The medication attack only the fat around the injection site, causing the body to dissolve the fat pad into small granules, and then flush it out of the body. After the fat is gone, patients will notice that their skin remains tight and firm over the chin and neck creating a smooth yet more defined jaw and neck line.
Because this is a non-invasive procedure, there is minimal downtime, and most patients are immediately able to return to work and most of their normal daily activities. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. If you are interested in Kybella, schedule a free consultation with our office!