Kybella® is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that eliminates the double chin appearance, which is caused by excess submental fat. We perform this on patients who want to achieve a slimmer chin profile without having to undergo liposuction or any surgery. Learn about the benefits of getting these injections to determine if you’re a good candidate for this treatment.
Kybella® Uses an Acid Naturally Found in the Body
Kybella®’s main active ingredient is made of deoxycholic acid, a compound naturally found in the body that breaks down dietary fat. Consequently, it boasts a high success rate in people with mild to moderate fat below the chin.
A Safe and Gentle Way to Eliminate the Chin Fat
As with any FDA-approved drug, Kybella® has been studied extensively before it was released in the US market. In the hands of a qualified injector, Kybella® is a notably safe treatment that only destroys the fat cells without injuring the skin and other tissue.
A Great Alternative to Chin Liposuction
In the past, the only way to remove the excess submental fat was to undergo chin liposuction. This surgery typically involves a small incision placed beneath the chin, although some patients may also need another incision behind each ear. However, surgery requires anesthesia, recovery, and more risks, which may put off some people. Hence, the arrival of Kybella® has been well received by doctors and patients alike because it gives them a new option to eliminate the double chin appearance without having to undergo the knife. Kybella® is also a possible alternative treatment if you’re not eligible for chin liposuction surgery.
Provides High Patient Satisfaction
According to studies, most patients can expect visible results after receiving a series of treatments.
Kybella® destroys the fat cells, which the body gradually flushes out through its excretory and lymphatic system. Once the body has flushed out the dead fat cells, it will not produce new ones. Hence, you can expect your results to last a lifetime.
Smoother and More Youthful Chin-Neck Transition
Kybella® works best for patients with good skin elasticity or shrinkage because it can redrape well to the new contour once the body has flushed out all the dead fat cells. And with reduced submental fat, you can expect a smoother chin-neck transition, which is one of the hallmarks of a youthful face.