Excess fat can accumulate anywhere on our bodies, including under our chin. Often referred to as a ‘double chin’, additional fat in the area underneath the chin can have a significant effect on our appearance. It can soften the face, causing us to look heavier and fuller than we really are. Having excess fat under the chin can also make it easier for the area to be affected by gravity, causing sagging that makes the area look even more pronounced.
Unfortunately, this is one part of the body where diet and exercise will have very little impact. Usually, a significant degree of weight loss is needed to have any chance of improving the appearance of the chin area. The good news is that you don’t need to live with the effects of a double chin forever. There are now cosmetic treatments that can eliminate the excess fat and give the chin a more streamlined appearance. One of the most effective treatments that can melt away a double chin is Kybella.
Kybella is an injectable cosmetic treatment that has been approved by the FDA to treat excess chin fat. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, which breaks down the fat cells, essentially melting them so that they can be metabolized by the body. This means that within a short period of time, they will be processed and then eliminated as waste material. These fat cells cannot regenerate, meaning that the actual size of the area beneath the chin will reduce, creating a smoother, sleeker and more streamlined profile.
Kybella is administered in the same way as other injectable treatments. Once you are laying down, your Kybella provider in Deerfield Beach, Dr. Jason Green, will inject the Kybella solution into your chin at various points to ensure even coverage. The entire process usually takes less than half an hour, after which time you will be able to go back to work or your other daily activities right away. You may notice some slight swelling and soreness, which will resolve relatively quickly.
How long will it take to see the results of Kybella treatment?
The deoxycholic acid within Kybella will start to break down the fat cells in your chin immediately after being administered. However, since the treatment relies on your body’s natural metabolic process to remove the fat from your body, it could take up to six weeks to see the full effect of your treatment. Since the fat cells have been eliminated from your body, it is possible to sustain the results indefinitely provided you don’t gain a significant amount of weight, as this could cause the remaining fat cells under the chin to grow in size.
Will I need multiple sessions of Kybella?
Most patients are recommended to have a series of Kybella sessions since this will enable them to achieve the greatest improvement in the appearance of their chin. Dr. Green, your Kybella provider, will be able to give you a recommendation as to how many sessions this might encompass, but the precise number will depend on your body’s response to the treatment.
For more information about Kybella in Deerfield Beach, FL, or to schedule a consultation to discuss your candidacy for this transformative treatment, please contact our team at 954-947-4500.