Have you stuck faithfully to a diet and exercise program but still can’t seem to get rid of stubborn chin fat? Also referred to as “submental fullness,” chin fat can be extremely difficult to eliminate through natural weight-loss practices alone. KYBELLA® is an excellent injectable treatment option available to help get rid of this fat without the need for surgery or extensive downtime.
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What is KYBELLA®?
The first and only injectable that is FDA-approved to get rid of submental fat, KYBELLA® is one of the best non-surgical ways to get rid of a stubborn double chin. While a liposuction treatment can also effectively reduce chin fat, this procedure takes a long time to complete and involves extensive downtime. On the other hand, KYBELLA® can be completed in as little as two sessions and includes only a short period of social downtime.
How Does it Work?
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a compound that naturally occurs in the body. In the human body, deoxycholic acid aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the chin, this compound begins to destroy the fat cells in the area. These fat cells are expelled from the body over time, leaving you with a leaner chin and a more pleasing profile.
This treatment is more effective than any results you could get with traditional weight loss techniques. While losing weight through exercise can change the size of your fat cells, KYBELLA® destroys them permanently. This means that your potential to gain weight in that area is permanently decreased.
What can I Expect from Treatment?
While KYBELLA® injections are typically at least somewhat uncomfortable, they can usually be completed in as little as 30 minutes. And once you’re done with treatment, you can head directly home and get back to your daily routine. While patients usually experience swelling after treatment, this should subside completely after two weeks. Depending upon the extent of your submental fullness, you will need to undergo somewhere between 2-6 treatment sessions. Each of these treatments is usually spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
Am I a Candidate?
Nearly anyone with submental fat that they’d like to get rid of is a good candidate for KYBELLA® injections. It’s even safe for all skin types and ethnicities.
To confirm that you’re a candidate and begin treatment, you’ll first have to schedule a consultation with Dr. Walker. You can contact our office today to set up this appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!