At Thanksgiving dinner, the only turkey you should be looking at is the one right out of the oven. Your focus should be on family and friends not the gobble under your turtle neck sweater. Kybella, the non-invasive injectable treatment for submental fat can make that happen!
Double chins affect people of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and ages, as well as both genders. There are many reasons why some people are more prone to a double chin, including:
- Fluctuations in weight
- Weak chin structure
Age plays a large role because the older you get, you lose structural support in your tissue (namely collagen), and your skin begins to sag allowing fat to follow gravity and sag to the lowest points, such as under your chin.
Kybella is the only FDA approved injectable that targets and eliminates submental fat in adults. The injection can significantly define your chin contour and give you a younger looking more sculpted neck without surgery. Kybella injections permanently diminish the fat under your neck and chin which would have previously required liposuction or a neck lift. It is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a molecule that naturally occurs in our bodies, and helps metabolize fat.
An appointment takes between 30-45 minutes depending on how long you want your numbing cream on for. You may have some discomfort during the procedure, however; you will be able to continue your normal activities after. We recommend scheduling your Kybella injections at least 2 weeks before any event since the area will swell for about 14 days after each treatment. The swelling is a normal and expected part of the Kybella injections and is due to the deoxycholic acid dissolving the fat cells. If you have a lot of fat under the chin you may experience more swelling, and in some cases may choose to wear a blouse, silk scarf, or turtle neck sweater for a few days after the injections. The procedure generally takes 2- 4 treatments, which should be spaced 4- 6 weeks apart.
If you want to get rid of your gobble permanently, Our founder Bita Z Farrell, M.D. is happy to answer your questions. Between her medical background, her artistic eye, and her holistic approach she will create results that are natural and refreshed. Simply contact us through our website today and we will get back to you!