While the double chin is something most people would love to be rid of, many are hesitant to actually have the highly invasive liposuction procedure performed in order to get rid of it. Fortunately, there is finally a solution thanks to the FDA approving the injectable Kybella as a treatment for submental fat, otherwise known as the double chin.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that has the ability to metabolize dietary fat. This molecule disrupts the fat cell membrane, releasing the fatty contents and the body metabolizes the contents as normal.
Are the results instantaneous?
Unfortunately, no. Patients will need to make between two and four visits, receiving many injections under the chin with each injection. The full results will only be visible after the final visit has been completed.
However, while it isn’t a quick fix for battling submental fat, it is a non-invasive solution without the recovery time of a few weeks that you will encounter if you have liposuction performed. Patients may experience some tenderness and possibly swelling at the site of the injections, it usually goes away within a few days.
Who are the best candidates for Kybella?
Obviously, the best candidates for Kybella are those who want to get rid of submental fat (fat under the chin) non-invasively.
That said, it isn’t necessarily suitable for everyone with a double chin. It cannot, for one thing, be administered to anyone under 18 years of age. It also may not be a good choice for someone who will have a lot of loose skin after the treatment, as Kybella will not tighten. If this is you, it may be necessary to combine Kybella with another treatment.
However, the only way to really know if you’re a good candidate for Kybella is to receive a consultation with a professional. If you’re looking for Kybella in Tampa, contact us today! We offer complimentary consultations and are happy to assess your situation and discuss your goals for treatment.