A double chin can be an extremely difficult concern to manage. It is very hard to lose weight in the face, and there are no targeted exercises that can reduce facial fat. Often, people have a double chin as a result of genetics. A double chin can make you look heavier than you really are, especially in photos, and can contribute to self-consciousness and a negative self-image. Kybella® is one non-surgical option that can produce great results with a series of injections.
Kybella® is an injectable fat reduction treatment FDA-approved for submental fat, or fat underneath the chin. It uses a form of deoxycholic acid to target and break down fat cells, which leads to a permanent reduction in fat without the need for a surgical procedure like liposuction. Deoxycholic acid exists in the body and is responsible for metabolizing fat, and it can effectively eliminate fat cells when injected into a fatty area.
The ideal candidates for Kybella® are patients who:
- Have excess fat under the chin
- Do not have excess, lax skin
- Are not good candidates for liposuction or prefer non-surgical options
- Are patient— it can take a few months for final results
Kybella® can produce great fat-reducing results without surgery. However, some patients benefit from additional options.
This option is a non-surgical skin tightening treatment that uses radiofrequency to smooth and contour the skin. When used on the jawline, it can address mild skin laxity in tandem with your Kybella® treatments.
One side effect of a double chin is that it can reduce the overall contours of the face. With the help of dermal fillers, many patients enjoy a more sculpted and defined profile after Kybella®, with fillers in areas like the cheeks or lips.
Fortunately, Kybella® has shown to produce long-term results. However, it is important to keep in mind that many patients require a package of two to four treatments spaced about one month apart. Although most patients do not gain weight under the chin after Kybella®, each patient is different so it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
At Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide selection of comprehensive solutions to address your unique concerns. Whether it is surgical or non-surgical solutions, our experts can create the ideal treatment package for you during a consultation at our Phoenix office. To get started with Kybella® and chin fat reduction, contact us by calling or filling out our online form.