The appearance of submental fullness, more commonly called a â€śdouble chin,â€ť can be distressing and discouraging. Even if you are young and fit, aging or genetics can lead to the accumulation of excess fat beneath your chin. Having a double chin may cause you to look older as well as heavier, which is why many patients are now taking advantage of KYBELLA®. KYBELLA® is the first and only prescription injectable approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to permanently eliminate submental fullness. With KYBELLA®, you can get rid of your double chin and have a smooth, slender neckline.
Candidates for KYBELLA® treatments may be adult men or women of any age who are bothered by fat under the chin. Good candidates retain good skin quality but have noticeable excess fat in the submental region. Conditions such as a history of facial or neck surgery, bleeding problems, or medical conditions in the neck may disqualify you from undergoing KYBELLA® injections. Patients with severe skin laxity in the neck are better candidates for neck lift surgery. However, most interested individuals who have submental fullness and good neck skin quality are candidates for KYBELLA® and can achieve a slimmer, more youthful, and more defined neckline with these treatments.
KYBELLA® is offered as a single treatment or as a series of treatments. This injectable is comprised of deoxycholic acid, which assists in the natural breakdown of fat cells. Each in-office treatment takes less than 20 minutes to perform. During your treatment, KYBELLA® is injected into a series of points in the submental region underneath your chin, after which you can go about your day as usual. During the following six to eight weeks, the injected deoxycholic acid will continually break down the excess fat cells in the area. Once the cells have been broken down, your lymphatic system will eliminate them from your body. Your neckline will become gradually more defined and slender as KYBELLA® continues to destroy submental fat cells. While some patients need only a single treatment, others may need up to six treatments spaced four or more weeks apart to achieve their desired results. The number of treatments you will need depends on your goals and the amount of fat present under your chin.
KYBELLA® treatments have no downtime, allowing you to return to your normal daily activities immediately afterward. Temporary side effects may include minor swelling, redness, numbness, or discomfort, none of which should affect your ability to go about your business. The results of KYBELLA® become noticeable over the weeks after treatment, gradually revealing a more defined and slender neckline. The deoxycholic acid remains in the submental region to break down excess fat cells, preventing further fat accumulation. Therefore, your final results from your KYBELLA® treatment(s) will be permanent. With this short, non-surgical procedure and no downtime, you can permanently eliminate your double chin and achieve a slimmer neckline that flatters your face and your figure.KYBELLA® treatments are offered here at Plastic Surgery Specialists in Birmingham. To schedule your consultation with us, call 205-298-8660 or complete our online contact form today.