The dreaded double chin. Sometimes we are born with features that, no matter how strict your diet and exercise regimen may be, cannot be reduced. Mother nature plays some cruel jokes as we age. Stubborn fatty deposits beneath the chin can be unsightly and have a big impact on your appearance, leaving you looking older and heavier. These fat deposits affect many of us, and it may seem that your only alternative is to undergo liposuction. Did you know that surgery or liposuction are not your only options for reducing a double chin? Meet Kybella. It could be your solution to “submental fullness,” or an unsightly double chin.
What is Submental Fullness?
Submental fullness is an issue that occurs when unwanted fat cells accumulate in the area of your face beneath the chin. While this condition has no medical side effects, it can be unattractive, add years to your appearance, and leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. There are many factors that can contribute to a double chin, including your age, genetic makeup, and weight fluctuations. Since genetics and age can be contributing factors in submental fullness, diet and exercise alone may not help.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is a non-surgical, FDA-approved method of removing pockets of fat under the chin without surgery, lipo, or downtime. Kybella uses a synthetic version of the substance deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is found naturally in the digestive system and functions to break down and absorb fat.
Kybella is administered through a series of injections underneath the chin. In the digestive system, deoxycholic acid breaks down fat by destroying the cell membranes. When injected, the targeted fat cells are destroyed in the same way and swept away through your body's natural system. Once the fat cells are destroyed, your body will no longer store fat in the submental area in the same quantity. Slowly and steadily, you'll notice that the area under your chin start to become more defined, streamlined, and sleek.
How does Kybella Work?
Prior to your Kybella procedure, your plastic surgeon will carefully mark the area to be treated. You may apply a cold compress to alleviate any pain or discomfort, or a topical numbing agent may be applied. Next, a series of injections (often 20 – 50 depending on the amount of submental fat to address) will be administered under the chin by your healthcare professional. The entire process should be complete in about 15 to 20 minutes.
Once destroyed, these cells will be swept away by your body's lymphatic and circulatory systems. The Kybella is also shed by the body’s natural processes over time.
For optimal results, multiple sessions may be required to fully treat a double chin. Your doctor will discuss with you how many sessions of Kybella you will need to finally be free of a troublesome double chin.
What to Expect After Treatment with Kybella
Following Kybella injections, it is normal to experience mild swelling, redness, bruising, numbness and discomfort. You should experience minimal downtime with Kybella, and any side effects should subside within two weeks of your injections (or sooner). Without incisions, stitches, or liposuction, the downtime you experience should be minimal.
As your body's natural processes get to work, you will notice that fat cells are beginning to be swept away from your chin area. The results will be subtle at first, with maximum results being visible in as little as 4 to 6 weeks. You may require multiple treatments with Kybella to achieve the maximum improvement.
A Defined Jawline with Kybella
A defined jawline is a highly desirable quality, one that can become elusive as we age. A sleek, graceful appearance can be incredibly important for your self-confidence. As we age, there are parts of the body that just won't respond to a strict diet and exercise routine. There was a time when the only treatment available for submental fullness was liposuction, a procedure that often leads to a longer recovery, and time away from your busy life.
No Incisions, No Downtime, No More Double Chin!
With Kybella, there is no need for incisions, downtime, or a long recovery. In the comfort of our Seattle office we can contour and sculpt a new jawline, dramatically reduce the size of stubborn submental fat pockets, and leave you with a more defined, youthful look. Kybella can be a long-term solution for submental fullness since the fat cells affected will be gone forever after your treatment.
With more than 20 clinical studies of Kybella and more than thousands of patients treated, you can be sure that Kybella is a safe, FDA-approved treatment to reduce a double chin. Once your treatments have been completed, typically within about six months, you can enjoy life ahead with a significant increase in self-esteem and confidence in your facial appearance.
Talk to Us About Kybella Treatments.
Talk to Us About Kybella Treatments. If you would like to explore options for treatment with Kybella, our team at Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery in Seattle can answer all of your questions and help you create the best treatment plan for achieving a more youthful, defined look by reducing a double chin without exercise, diet, or surgery.