If you are getting older or have gained a significant amount of weight, you may have noticed a gradual accumulation of fat under your chin. Commonly known as a double chin, this unwelcome development can really have a negative impact on your facial contours. If you are dealing with this problem and want to address it without surgery, a minimally-invasive treatment option for double chins is available. Kybella® has helped many people enhance the contours of their chin by removing fat under the chin with a series of injections.
What is Kybella®?
Approved by the FDA in 2015, Kybella® has become extremely popular as a non-surgical treatment option for the removal of a double chin. A growing number of people are using it as a safe alternative to conventional liposuction for this area that is notoriously difficult to treat.
How Does It Work?
Kybella® contains something called deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring substance produced by the body. An injection of the product leads to the destruction of fat cells. After the fat cells under your chin have been destroyed, your body will naturally and safely remove them over time.
Who is a Good Candidate?
We can determine if Kybella® is right for you during your initial consultation. We have found that the best patients are those who are at a healthy weight but dealing with stubborn fat under the their chin that is unresponsive to diet and exercise.
What to Expect
A Kybella® treatment is pretty simple. After we decide that you would make a good candidate for the procedure, we can skillfully inject the product into the treatment area. You may notice results from your treatment within just a couple of weeks, but most patients take a little bit longer to achieve the full results of a Kybella® treatment.
You can learn more about Kybella®, BOTOX®, dermal fillers, and our other injectables by scheduling a consultation at Tarola Plastic Surgery, located in Hendersonville, TN and Murfreesboro, TN. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started!