Double chin, or submental fullness in medical jargon, is a condition that impacts both men and women. This is more common and bothersome in middle-aged adults who are otherwise happy with their profile but cannot stand that soft, flabby area under the chin. If this describes you, then there is finally something non-surgical that you can do about it.
Kybella™ is an FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that destroys fat cells. The active ingredient in Kybella™ is deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in your body that helps to break down and absorb dietary fat. This same natural process of fat destruction is activated when Kybella™ is injected into the area under the chin. The fat is safely digested and absorbed by your body. These fat molecules are then excreted in stool and urine. The ultimate result is a decrease in the stubborn fat under the chin.
Kybella™ is an in-office, 30-minute treatment with multiple tiny needle sticks under the chin. To determine if Kybella™ may be right for you, call our office to set up a consultation with one of our board-certified surgeons or nurse practitioners. Common side effects include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, and redness. These symptoms are usually present less than three days but can persist up to two weeks. You will notice an improvement in this area by 4 weeks and the treatment can be repeated within 60-90 days for additional improvement. And, no, Kybella™ has not been tested in areas outside the chin area yet, but we will be the first to let you know when it does!