It is often very difficult to get rid of a double chin, even after you’ve lost weight or lead a healthy and active lifestyle incorporating exercise and a healthy diet. This fat is different from belly fat and is resistant to traditional weight-loss regimens. This is why Kybella is one of the most sought-after treatments when it comes to enhancing the appearance of your chin.

Kybella, a non-surgical injectable treatment, is helpful in minimizing moderate to high levels of fat accumulated in the upper part of the neck (also referred to as a double chin). This injection is effective in dissolving fat because of the presence of a naturally existing compound known as deoxycholic acid.

When injected directly into the fatty tissues in a double chin, Kybella can effectively destroy fat cells. The body gets a signal to reabsorb the remnants of the cells and filters them out naturally. The chin gradually shrinks in volume, eliminating the appearance of a double chin. With this treatment, the surrounding tissues are not affected and stay healthy.

How It Works

Kybella typically involves a couple of treatments. Both women and men can undergo the procedure. Your plastic surgeon will begin the treatment by thoroughly cleaning your neck. He will then administer a local anesthetic so that you feel comfortable while receiving the injections. Since multiple injections will be required for the treatment, the surgeon will mark a clear and precise pattern right under your chin before giving the injections.

Each Kybella treatment usually lasts for just fifteen to twenty minutes. You are free to resume your routine activities or return to work after it is completed. Patients might notice some redness, bruising, and swelling, but these signs are likely to disappear in a few days after the treatment.

The most suitable candidates for Kybella are those who enjoy good health and have no serious medical conditions. Results of the treatment vary from individual to individual. While factors such as natural aging and future weight gain may cause the reappearance of chin fat or a double chin, Kybella can combat these situations as well.

Benefits of Kybella

Some of the key benefits of the Kybella double-chin-reduction treatment include the following:

  • Quick and easy
  • Absolutely safe and effective
  • Utilizes the body’s natural processes
  • Zero downtime
  • Can help deal with moderate as well as serious double-chin cases
  • A potentially permanent treatment for lower-chin fat reduction

Kybella Results

The results after Kybella treatments are not instantly noticeable, since there is initial swelling from the injections, which continues as the body cleans up the dissolved fat. The reshaping occurs over the course of four to six weeks. When the swelling resolves, most people notice improvement but require repeat injections (generally one to three) to reach their goal. The fat cells that have been destroyed will not return, so you can do this over time. This makes the process more convenient, as you can tailor it your schedule, budget, and goals.

Find Out More About Kybella Treatments

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Andrew Compton is a skilled medical professional with years of experience. For more information about Kybella from Dr. Compton, schedule a consultation by contacting our office today.