If you are bothered by excess fullness under your chin that doesn't respond to exercise or dieting, there’s an exciting, new non-surgical way to get the sleek profile you desire. Submental fullness, commonly known as a double-chin, can develop for many reasons. Genetics, weight gain, or aging can leave people with unwanted fat beneath their chin that remains even if they are eating well and exercising. Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin. Kybella “disrupts” the fat cell membrane, causing the fat cell to release its fatty contents to reveal a youthful, fitter under-chin profile without the need for invasive surgery. This revolutionary injectable doesn’t just temporarily remove excess fat from under your chin; Kybella actually interferes with the ability of the submental fat cells to store fat. Unlike other injectables that only remain effective for a few years, Kybella should not need to be repeated once your desired aesthetic is reached.
How does Kybella work?
Patients generally receive between two to six treatments of Kybella, depending on the amount of submental fat they have and their individual treatment goals. Treatments take about 20 minutes and are administered right on-site in Dr. Berman’s office, by Dr. Berman, so you can schedule a Kybella treatment during your lunchbreak and resume your day without interruption. After treatment, your body processes the broken down fat from the area, revealing your new profile in a gradual progression.
The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Kybella causes submental fat cells to release their stores of accumulated fat. Once Kybella breaks down the unwanted weight underneath your chin, the fat is naturally processed through your body’s metabolism. The cells remain unable to store excess fat, making Kybella a genuinely permanent solution to your submental fat concerns.
If you are interested in reducing the appearance of unsightly fullness under your chin, schedule a consultation to discuss Kybella injections with Dr. Berman. He can determine if you are a good candidate for Kybella, answer any questions you have and discuss possible side effects. Call Berman Plastic Surgery and Spa at 561-594-0488 to begin enjoying the sleek, fitter chin and neckline appearance that this innovative injectable can create.