What most of us refer to as a double chin is known in the medical field as submental fat. No matter what you call it, this issue can be quite problematic because it’s nearly impossible to get rid of on your own. This excess fat under the chin can add years and pounds to your appearance.
Fortunately, there is now a non-invasive method to treat a double chin. No longer is surgical liposuction necessary to lose that annoying excess fat. Kybella® is an injectable that has been approved by the FDA to reduce chin fat.
Kybella® is injected into the skin to eliminate submental fat in the chin region. Clinical trials of Kybella® have not addressed any other forms of subcutaneous fat. Thus, it is only approved by the FDA for the reduction of a double chin.
However, clinical trials addressing other areas of the body where fat build-up is common are in the works. The active ingredient in Kybella® is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is a natural ingredient produced in the human body that helps to break down and absorb fat.
What to Expect
A crucial part of any satisfactory cosmetic procedure is a preliminary consultation. During this time, our provider will explain the treatment to you, as well as conduct an exam and obtain your medical history.
Candidates for Kybella® are men and women in good physical health who are bothered by moderate to severe submental fat. The procedure itself is quick and convenient, with little to no downtime. There is also minimal discomfort involved. Kybella® treatments can be repeated until optimal results are met. After that, the submental fat will not return.
How It Works
You will first be given a numbing agent for comfort. Next, our skilled injection specialist simply injects the product into the desired areas. You can expect your treatment to take only about 20 minutes. The number of treatments necessary will depend on the amount of fat you would like to have removed, as well as its condition. You can return for additional sessions once a month to maintain your results.
Are You a Good Candidate?
If you’ve been troubled by your double chin, you no longer have to try to hide it. Consider Kybella® for the reduction of submental fat to help restore a more aesthetically pleasing facial contour. We encourage you to visit Facial Aesthetic Concepts to learn more about this injectable. We have locations in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.