Many people struggle with a double chin. Diet and exercise can help you shed extra pounds and tone muscles, but no workout routines or dietary changes can thin a double chin. Some men and women may be more prone to fat accumulation under the chin due to aging, genetics, or facial structure. However, you don’t have to have invasive surgery to get rid of your double chin. Charles S. Lee, MD, offers Kybella injections to eliminate submental fit with little to no downtime.
How Does Kybella Work?
Kybella is an excellent option for people unhappy with fat or fullness under their chin, which may make them look older or heavier than they are in reality. This injectable uses synthetic deoxycholic acid to reduce submental fat. Deoxycholic acid is found naturally in your intestine and is a type of bile acid that disintegrates fat. When injected into the submental region, Kybella destroys the fat cells and stops them from storing or accumulating fat again for long-lasting results.
Kybella Treatment for Double Chin
Dr. Lee can determine if Kybella is right for you with a consultation at our Beverly Hills office. Kybella is tailored to your needs, and treatment starts by cleaning the chin area with alcohol and numbing the area with a topical or local anesthetic. Dr. Lee will use a special grid with markings where the injections will go, which may involve 10 to 30 injections. The number of injections and treatment sessions depends on the severity of your double chin.
Our plastic surgeon administers multiple small injections under the skin tissue over the span of 15 to 20 minutes. You may experience some swelling, numbness, bruising, or hardness in the chin and have a small dressing. Overall, patients report little to no discomfort after Kybella treatment. Ice and NSAIDS, such as Ibuprofen, can address any pain. These side effects should go away soon after treatment.
Unlike liposuction, Kybella doesn’t require downtime or recovery. You can return to work and your everyday activities the next day. Most patients require multiple Kybella treatments, spaced one month apart, and may involve up to (but no more than) six sessions.
Kybella Results for Double Chin Reduction
The deoxycholic acid in Kybella injections permanently kills fat cells under the chin. Studies dating back to 2007 show Kybella is safe, effective, and long-lasting. The treatments may also provide skin tightening benefits for a more defined facial profile and chin appearance.
Do You Qualify for Kybella?
People with excess submental fat who don’t want invasive surgery like liposuction can benefit from Kybella treatments. You must be over 18 and in good overall health. You may need allergy testing to ensure you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients in Kybella, and nursing or pregnant women should wait to have Kybella treatments.