As you start to age, fat begins to gather in various parts of your body. The formation of excess fat along the chin and neck is a common occurrence during the aging process, making you not only look older but heavier and bulkier as well.

While there are a large number of surgical procedures that can cure such excess fat formation, most of them are expensive and time-consuming, taking weeks or even months to heal before you can resume your regular activities.

To avoid procedures like these while still getting rid of that submental fullness (extra volume under the chin), consider Kybella. Kybella is a non-surgical injectable compound that can naturally help you regain the slim and youthful look of the area along the bottom of your chin.

What Is Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable drug that is able to destroy fat cells under the chin. It is composed of synthetic deoxycholic acid. The acid is a naturally occurring compound within the human body that breaks down fat molecules so they can be filtered out.

Kybella destroys fat cells, eliminating their ability to store fat, without the requirement for further treatment procedures. It can be used on adults for the reduction of moderate to severe fat deposits without the use of surgical techniques such as liposuction.

Why Should You Use Kybella?

Kybella is best used for the following purposes:

  • Reduction of a Double Chin – A double chin is the deposits of fat along the lower region of the chin, making you look bulkier, older, and heavier. These deposits, while harmless, can cause issues with your mental well-being, including lower self-esteem, unhappiness, and embarrassment in social circles. Kybella effectively reduces fat cells to improve the chin profile considerably.
  • Improving the Aesthetic Appeal of the Lower Jaw – The lower jaw is connected to the chin, with a heavier chin hiding the tautness of the jawline. Kybella effectively removes fat from these regions, which leads to a more defined jawline profile, giving you the desired aesthetic structure for your jawline.
  • No Need for Surgical Procedures – Up until now, permanent removal of fat cells was best done with a surgical procedure known as liposuction, which extracted the fat from a body part to make it look slimmer and healthier. Liposuction, unfortunately, has a longer healing timeframe, during which normal activities of your daily life are suspended. Kybella, on the other hand, does not require a recovery period.

How Should Kybella Be Administered?

Kybella is administered as an injection to your chin area. After a local anesthetic is administered to numb the submental region, injections are made in several spots. The entire process usually only takes around 15 to 20 minutes total to complete.

The number of injections required will be prescribed by your surgeon. They will first diagnose the amount of fat deposits on your chin region then and prescribe the required number of injections to remove the desired amount of fat.

Find Out More About Kybella

Dr. Andrew Compton, an experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, can explain more about Kybella in greater detail as part of your in-person consultation. Get started today – contact us and schedule a consultation.