We all know the old adage “the camera adds 10 pounds”. And one of the biggest culprits of packing on the perceived weight and ruining your photos is the double chin.
A feature that is ever-present, but often looks worse in photos, is caused by submental fat located under the chin. This area is difficult to remedy naturally due to its unique location on the body — and until now, there were only surgical treatments to aid in fixing the problem. Many people who suffered from double chins were unwilling to go under the knife, yet yearned for a solution to the problem.
The answer is here! Kybella™ is the first non-surgical treatment approved by the FDA to treat double chin causing submental fat. Kybella uses a molecule that is naturally occurring in the human body to break down localized areas of fat. The treatment is administered as a series of injections over a period of weeks to months to aid in the minimization or elimination of unwanted fat in the neck and chin areas. The reduction of fat in the treated areas is experienced as a retraction or tightening in the affected areas. This leads to a more defined chin and jaw line. Typically, results are gradual and improved over a period of weeks to months.
Results from Kybella are considered permanent due to the way that Kybella destroys the fat cells. Once the desired results are achieved re-injection is not expected.
Dr. Greg Chernoff is one of the first plastic surgeons in Indiana and California to gain approval to administer Kybella. We are excited to start offering this tremendous non-surgical procedure and begin helping out patients who suffer from a double chin.
Our patient, Geoff Goad, is one of those who desired to fix his double chin. He noticed it most in photos. Geoff just received his first injection and we’re excited to continue to treat him until he achieves his natural best.
You can watch Geoff’s procedure on a Fox59 segment highlight the benefits of the Kybella treatment: http://fox59.com/2015/07/24/new-fda-approved-procedure-can-erase-patients-double-chin/