Have you struggled to get rid of excess chin fat through painstaking diet and exercise methods with no results? If you’re interested in getting a slimmer, more toned profile but don’t want to undergo a painful surgical procedure to do it, KYBELLA® might be your ideal injectable treatment option.
At Metairie Plastic Surgeons, we are dedicated to providing all of our patients with personalized, comprehensive treatments that work for them. Our practice is composed of expert medical professionals who have stayed with us for decades. If you’d like more information about Metairie Plastic Surgeons or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment, don’t hesitate — contact us today.
What is KYBELLA®?
Double chins, medically referred to as submental fullness, can be one of the most frustrating aesthetic problems to deal with. More often than not this problem cannot be corrected with diet and exercise practices alone. Fortunately, now there’s a non-invasive, simple treatment option: KYBELLA®.
KYBELLA® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable that can be used to improve the appearance of submental fullness. With a small series of treatments, patients can get the defined, youthful profile they’ve always wanted with minimal downtime and discomfort.
How Does it Work?
KYBELLA®’s success in treating submental fullness is thanks to its deoxycholic acid formula. In the human body, deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring chemical that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the chin, it works in much the same way that is does in the body. The deoxycholic acid begins to break down and destroy the fat cells, flushing from the body completely over time. Fewer fat cells mean a smaller chance of gaining back fat in the area down the road, making the results of KYBELLA® both beautiful and long-lasting.
What can I Expect from Treatment?
Most patients undergo between 2-4 KYBELLA® treatment sessions before getting dramatic results. Each of these sessions takes about 15 minutes to complete and features a brief period of social downtime. Most patients experience slight chin swelling in the week following treatment.
Am I a Candidate for KYBELLA®?
Both men and women interested in getting rid of submental fat without having to undergo a potentially painful, surgical treatment are potential candidates for KYBELLA®. Candidates must be over the age of 18 and in good health before beginning the injection process.
It’s important to keep in mind that KYBELLA® is used for fat reduction, not skin tightening. Interested individuals that have loose skin around their neck and chin will have to undergo a different cosmetic procedure to correct these issues.
We’re proud to offer KYBELLA® treatments to patients in the Metairie, Louisiana area. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and begin your journey towards a slimmer, more youthful looking profile.