Aesthetically, there are very few things that are worse than dealing with a double chin. It has such a negative impact on the way you look. A double chin will make you look heavier than what you really are. A double chin will make you look older than what you really are. It will rob you of your youthful appearance and negatively impact the way you feel about yourself as well as the way that you are perceived by others. In times past, individuals in New Orleans who were cursed with a double chin had very little resources. Thankfully, modern science has presented us with a new and revolutionary tool that is changing the way people view treating a double chin. This tool is Kybella®.
Kybella® is an injectable. This means that it is administered in a non-surgical way. The treatments are relatively fast. In most cases, the entire treatment takes less than one hour. Most patients will require a series of treatments spaced apart by around one month or so before they see results.
Since Kybella® is a non-surgical treatment, many people in New Orleans have asked how it works or how it produces the desired results. It has as its base deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a natural chemical that is found in the body. It’s a chemical that your body uses to break down or get rid of certain dietary fats. When deoxycholic acid is injected into the fat of your double chin, that fat starts to break down. Over the following months, the fat cells break open and the fat that is inside of them is absorbed in the lymphatic system. That fat is permanently removed through the body’s natural waste removal process.
The nice thing about Kybella® is that the results are designed to be permanent. It’s important to distinguish the difference between fat removal with a substance like Kybella® and weight loss. When this treatment is used to destroy fat cells, these fat cells are gone for good. They’re not going to come back. Conversely, if there is any reduction in the size of your double chin as a result of weight loss, this simply means that the fat cells have gotten smaller.
If you are a New Orleans resident who is battling with your double chin, do something about it. Learn about Kybella® treatment at Metairie Plastic Surgeons and eliminate your double chin for good. Contact us today to book a consultation at our office in Metairie!