Are you dissatisfied with the presence of extra fat underneath your chin? You are not alone. In a recent survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, almost 70 percent of people have the same cosmetic concern. This area of excess fat is difficult to target with diet and exercise and while it has been traditionally treated with extensive procedures, at Tarola Plastic Surgery we offer non-surgical Kybella® injections to restore more elevated contours to your lower face.
Located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Tarola Plastic Surgery is led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nicholas Tarola. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how Kybella® can help get rid of your double chin for good.
What Causes Submental Fat?
Also referred to as a double chin, submental fat can accumulate in the lower face for a variety of reasons, including aging, genetics, and weight gain. This area of the body can typically not be effectively targeted with diet and exercise, and while more invasive procedures such as liposuction can be effective at removing fat from this area of the body, it is often not an ideal solution for many patients. Kybella® offers an alternative, non-surgical option without disrupting your normal activities.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is the first and only injectable of its kind that is specially designed to destroy moderate to severe submental fat underneath the chin. It is formulated from deoxycholic acid, which is found naturally in the body and aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Once injected into the fatty tissues of the lower face, Kybella® permanently destroys fat cells, disabling them from storing or accumulating future fat.
The result of Kybella® is a firmer, more elevated and youthful appearance in the lower face. The small injections are strategically placed for optimal results, quick treatment, and an immediate return to normal activities.
Am I a Good Candidate for Kybella®?
Men and women who are experiencing moderate to severe cases of submental fat and who either do not want or do not qualify for surgery may be suitable candidates for Kybella®. Several factors will be considered by Dr. Tarola and our medical team during your consultation such as your health, medical history, treatment expectations, and aesthetic goals in order to determine if this is the best course of treatment for you. Certain medical conditions may require further evaluation.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
On average, most patients require between two and four treatment sessions in order to achieve their aesthetic goals. These options can be discussed with Dr. Tarola during your consultation. Once your goals are achieved, further treatment is typically not required.
Contact Tarola Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tarola and our medical team and discover the benefits of Kybella® for the treatment of submental fat.