If you have a double chin, it can be a source of constant frustration and self-consciousness. Double chins are inherently difficult to get rid of, and even if you are otherwise a healthy weight, a double chin can make you seem overweight, especially in pictures.
In the past, the only option to lose a double chin was through liposuction. Recently, though, getting rid of that excess fat under the chin has become much easier. With the FDA approval of Kybella, now you can slim your chin with just a series of injections.
How Do Fat Reduction Injections Work?
Kybella uses deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body, to target and break down fat cells. The fat cells are then eliminated by the body, and your double chin shrinks. The process is safe and effective, and is approved by the FDA for use on submental fat under the chin.
People often ask if Kybella can be used on other parts of the body, and the answer is that while it is theoretically possible, it is not FDA approved for anywhere other than the chin for the moment. If you have problem areas of fat in the abdomen, love handles, thighs, arms, or other area of the body, liposuction is still your best bet.
Are You A Candidate for Kybella?
Kybella can produce excellent results in the right candidate. However, it's important to know if you are a good candidate before undergoing this procedure. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate is to come in for an in-person consultation, but we've put together some basic guidelines to help you get an idea if Kybella could be right for you.
You may be a good candidate for Kybella if:
- You have a mild to moderate double chin
- You do not have a lot of excess skin under your chin ("turkey wattle")
- You do not expect immediate results
- You are okay with undergoing a series of treatments
- You are in good general health
If you have a significant amount of fat under your chin, liposuction may be a better option. In addition, if you have significant excess skin under your chin, a neck lift may be better for you. Kybella only targets fat, not loose skin such as that found in a "turkey wattle" or "turkey neck".
Kybella may take anywhere from two to four treatments to see optimal results, although some initial results can be seen a few weeks after the first treatment.
Schedule Your Kybella Consultation in Phoenix Today
If you are interested in getting rid of your double chin non-invasively, Kybella may be a good choice. Schedule your consultation by calling Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery at 602-513-8133 today. We serve patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and other nearby areas of Arizona.