The appearance of a double chin in the lower face can be embarrassing for many men and women. It is a common misconception that this cosmetic condition only develops in people who are overweight, but even those who are at a healthy body weight can develop a double chin, also known as submental fullness.
Thankfully, there are different treatment options for individuals who want to reduce the appearance of their double chin, including Kybella®. It is important for individuals who are in this interested in this product to understand that Kybella® is not a weight loss treatment or designed to treat obesity. It is FDA-approved for the reduction of moderate to severe submental fullness.
Who is a Candidate for Kybella®?
Most individuals who qualify for this treatment are individuals who are at a healthy weight but who are dissatisfied with the appearance of submental fullness under their chins. This area can be difficult to target with diet and exercise alone, but Kybella® can help with safe, easy injections and no downtime.
What are the Benefits of Kybella®?
The main benefit of Kybella® is that you do not have to undergo an invasive surgical procedure to get rid of your double chin. Kybella® is an injectable solution that is administered under the chin. It uses a chemical solution that disables fat in the body. One of its main ingredients is deoxycholic acid, which naturally occurs in the human body. For this reason, most individuals do not have a negative reaction to the product.
What Results Can I Expect?
Although the number of sessions you may need depends on the individual, a treatment protocol of two to four sessions with a maximum of six sessions is prescribed for most patients to create maximum results. Once the fat is disabled, the chin will gradually become more elevated and firm, creating a more aesthetically-pleasing profile. After the desired results have been achieved, most patients do not need to undergo further treatment. It is still possible to gain weight in this area, and patients are encouraged to adopt a healthy diet and exercise program to help maintain their results.
The best way to determine if this treatment is right for you is to schedule a consultation at our office and have your health, medical history, aesthetic goals, and other factors evaluated. Contact Metairie Plastic Surgeons today to schedule a consultation and find out how Kybella® can reduce the appearance of your double chin without surgery or downtime.