The FDA has recently approved an advanced, new treatment known as Kybella™ that is specifically designed to eradicate double chins. In as little as two weeks, you could begin the process of melting fat, sculpting your jaw and achieving perfect facial symmetry.
Stubborn Pockets of Fat
It is a simple fact of life that most of us will deal with stubborn body fat at some point. In many cases, the fat can be melted with regular exercise and a healthy diet. Unfortunately, there are areas throughout our bodies that are incredibly resilient to strict diets and could hold onto fat for years on end. Staying at a healthy weight will reduce your risk of developing a double chin, but this cosmetic issue affects people of all sizes.
Surgical Treatment Options
Over the past few years, there have been two primary treatments for double chins. The most popular option is liposuction. Liposuction is a great way to remove fat, but it does nothing to tighten and tone skin. Neck lifts are another popular procedure for double chins, but these surgeries have drawbacks as well. In addition to their higher cost, they also have a recovery period of 10 to 14 days. During this time, you will not be able to work, exercise or run errands. For these reasons, many patients are now choosing injectable treatments such as Kybella™.
The primary ingredient in Kybella™ is a unique substance known as deoxycholic acid. This type of acid is naturally produced by our bodies to break apart fat in our intestines. After studying the many properties of deoxycholic acid, researchers found that it could weaken fat cells in other parts of the body as well. This includes the pockets of fat under our chins that often feel impossible to get rid of with diet and exercise alone.
When injected into the neck, Kybella™ will begin affecting the fat cells while leaving the other soft tissue alone. After a short period of time, the cells will become so weak that your body simply expels them.
How Long Does It Take?
The length of your treatment will depend on the amount of fat under your chin. Most patients need a minimum of two treatment sessions. These appointments should be scheduled around four weeks apart. Within just a few weeks of your first injections, the fat under your chin will begin to disappear before your eyes. As long as you maintain a healthy weight, the results can easily last for multiple years.
Learn More Today
To get all the facts about Kybella™ treatment, come in for a visit at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery. Our offices are located in Indianapolis, Santa Rosa, Beverly Hills and Newport Beach. Our team of professionals can assess your double chin and determine if this injectable is right for you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.