Do you bow out of group photos due to your double chin? Or perhaps you hide that extra flab under turtlenecks or high-collared shirts. A double chin, also known as submental fullness, is a common condition for men and women alike. While some patients may be experiencing a double chin due to weight gain, others may have developed one due to genetics or aging.
While in the past the only way to eliminate this stubborn area of fat was through neck lift surgery or liposuction, there is now a non-surgical way to say goodbye to a double chin: Kybella.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is a non-surgical injectable treatment created to eliminate fat cells under the chin for a slimmer profile. This unique formula is made up of synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When Kybella is injected into the fat under the chin, it permanently destroys fat cells, which the body naturally eliminates. After Kybella destroys these fat cells, they cannot replenish, so no further treatments are needed!
What to Expect During a Kybella Treatment
During a Kybella treatment, the area of submental fullness will first be examined to determine is Kybella is the right treatment for you. Then, Kybella will be injected into multiple areas under your chin, which usually takes about 15-20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on your individual aesthetic goals (the more submental fat you wish to eliminate, the more injections required).
Since each patient is unique, the exact number of treatments needed will vary. During your consultation, Dr. Salzman will help to determine the number of treatments needed to reach your desired look.
If you are tired of living with a double chin that won’t go away with diet and exercise, Kybella may be the answer. Patients in the Louisville area can contact Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa to schedule a consultation today.