Kybella® is a great option for those who want to reduce or remove a double chin. This injectable treatment aims to eliminate the submental fat and improve your appearance. The active ingredient in Kybella® naturally breaks down fat cells to reveal your slimmer neck and contoured jaw.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella®’s active ingredient, deoxycholic acid (DCA), forms part of the body’s system for breaking down dietary fat. The only FDA-approved injectable to remove fat in the submental (under the chin) area, Kybella® provides a non-invasive, low-downtime alternative to liposuction or other treatments.
The submental fat that is treated by Kybella® can be found just under the chin and in a line from your jaw to below the neck. This area creates an unwanted bulge on either side of the face, which may also leave you with a double chin. Injecting Kybella® directly into this fat initiates fat breakdown and removal.
How Does Kybella® Work?
Kybella® breaks down stubborn submental fat just like it does to fat in your digestive system, a process called lipolysis. The lymphatic system will filter out these disrupted fat cells, and as they are removed, the double chin area will become slimmer and less noticeable.
Because removing the fat after Kybella® has broken it down takes time, results with Kybella® happen gradually but steadily. Kybella® can create a dramatic improvement in your double chin and the shape of your neck and jaw.
Am I a Good Candidate for Kybella®?
You may be a good candidate for Kybella® if you have submental fullness or a double chin. People who are pregnant or nursing should not have this treatment, and those with bleeding or clotting problems should consult with their provider.
You are also a good candidate for Kybella® if you have realistic expectations and can wait a few months to see optimal results. For people seeking immediate double chin reduction, other treatments may work better. Results with Kybella® look natural and occur gradually.
What Results Will I See With Kybella®?
Kybella® treatment will typically take around 15 minutes. You will probably have swelling, bruising, and soreness under the chin that can last for several days. However, you can resume most normal activities as you feel comfortable.
You may not see results immediately after treatment. Kybella® takes time to work and the effects can take up to four months before you notice a difference in your appearance, but it will be worth it!
Kybella® will reveal a slender neck and more shapely jaw. Your double chin will recede and the skin normally tightens somewhat in the months after treatment. Because fat cells cannot grow back after being broken down by Kybella®, you should not need any more treatments.
Take the Next Step
Want to learn more about what you can expect from Kybella®? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137