Patients have a number of treatment options that will help them get rid of excess fat and soft tissue from just below their chin, but many of these procedures are invasive and require weeks of recovery. As an alternative, you might want to consider the use of a new injectable known as Kybella™.
This non-invasive treatment can reduce the visibility of your double chin in as little as a few months without the need for liposuction or a neck lift.
Read ahead to get a better idea of how these injections work and what you can expect during your own Kybella™ appointments.
Traditional Treatment Options
Unfortunately, one of the first places that we begin to show the signs of aging is around our face. Even relatively healthy patients can find themselves dealing with cosmetic issues such as excess fat just below their chin.
An individual might develop a double chin for a variety of reasons ranging from sudden weight loss to genetics. For many years, the only treatment options were invasive surgeries such as neck lifts and liposuction.
While these procedures are effective, they can be somewhat pricey, leave scars, and often require multiple weeks to recover.
The Benefits of Kybella
Kybella™ is an outpatient treatment that requires no incisions and has zero downtime. It is made of a substance known as deoxycholic acid that actually absorbs fat.
While our bodies produce a small amount of this acid, studies have shown that larger doses are very effective at absorbing fat and flushing it out of our bodies.
Each appointment can be carried out in as little as 30 minutes, and the side effects of Kybella™ shots are minimal.
Your Kybella Appointment
As with all other cosmetic treatments, it is important for patients to be screened before their Kybella™ shots.
There are very few issues that will complicate these shots, but patients should tell the surgeon if they have had surgery around their jaw or neck.
After the initial screening, patients will then schedule an appointment for Kybella™ shots. The number of shots that are needed depends on the amount of fat and loose skin under the chin.
For the ideal candidate, Kybella™ shots are very effective and can remove an incredible amount of fat from just below the chin. The results may be permanent with the proper aftercare.
As long as patients protect their skin and maintain a healthy weight, they should be able to avoid a double chin for the rest of their lives.
If you are ready to look and feel your best but are self-conscious about the layer of fat just under your chin, then Kybella™ might be exactly what you need. Contact Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center today to make an appointment.