Kiss Your Double Chin Goodbye with Kybella®

May 1, 2019 Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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For many individuals, a double chin can be the cause of insecurities and lower your self-confidence. The clinical term for that bit of unwanted pudge is a “submental fat pad.” It develops when excess fat is deposited under the skin due to weight gain, aging, or genetic factors. Submental fullness can be corrected through plastic surgery, but not everyone wants to take that route. Fortunately, there is a way to treat your double chin without a scalpel at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery.

KYBELLA® to the Rescue

KYBELLA® is an FDA-approved injectable form of deoxycholic acid, a substance that naturally exists in your body, helping break down and absorb fat. When Kybella is injected into carefully targeted areas under the skin, it destroys fat cells and gives your double chin the boot. Kybella can also be used to treat other problem areas including love handles, bra bulge, or knee fat. Once the fat cells are obliterated, they can no longer store fat; this means that the results are blissfully permanent. Patients who have been treated with Kybella notice more than just an improved, contoured profile – they also feel more confident.

Kybella injections can be used in conjunction with injectable filler or a liquid facelift to contour and refine the jawline in order to give you a more defined and sculpted jawline. We may also recommend Exilis Ultra 360 treatments for skin tightening and targeted body fat reduction.

What to Expect During the Injection Procedure

Before injecting Kybella, your provider may mark several small areas on your skin to ensure proper coverage. After numbing the treatment area, small injections are given with a fine needle, and most people report little or no pain. Several minutes after the treatment, you may feel a slight burning sensation. Redness and swelling for up to 7 days are common. Applying ice can ease the discomfort and swelling. The beauty of Kybella non-surgical fat treatment is that no downtime is required!

However, if you have a special event coming up, you’ll want to schedule your appointment a few weeks in advance. Depending on the amount of submental fullness under your chin and your goals, our expert injectors may recommend anywhere from 1 to 6 sessions, lasting no more than 15 to 20 minutes each. It’s quick enough for your lunch break with results lasting a lifetime.

Where to Go for Double Chin Treatment

With the help of our experienced staff, you can feel more confident showing off your skin. Schedule a consultation at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery today, and learn how you can reveal your best profile and show off your selfies with Kybella.