Having a double chin can throw off your facial proportions and make you appear heavier than you really are. If you feel that pockets of fat stored under your chin detract from your appearance, you may be interested in the benefits of Kybella™ double chin treatment to reduce your double chin and help you reach your desired look. Below, board certified plastic surgeon and nonsurgical facial enhancement specialist Dr. Lee B. Daniel responds to some of his own patients’ most frequently asked questions about Kybella™ at his Eugene, Oregon practice.
If you have questions or concerns about double chin treatment that aren’t addressed here, feel free to contact our office. We offer complimentary consultation services to help anyone interested in improving their appearance feel comfortable and confident about moving forward with the right procedure.
A double chin, also known as submental fullness, affects many men and women. Anyone who is bothered by submental fullness may be a candidate for Kybella™ treatments. The best candidates for Kybella™ double chin treatment are those with realistic expectations and in overall good health. You should also check in with your physician and make sure that Kybella™ won’t interfere with any other medications you may be taking.
Kybella™ is the only FDA-approved injection that is designed to reduce the appearance of a double chin. The active ingredient in Kybella™ is deoxycholic acid, which breaks down dietary fat so that your body can absorb and eliminate it through its natural processes. Kybella™ is injected directly into the treatment area, preventing the cells in and around your chin from storing fat.
Most people who get double chin treatment benefit from multiple treatments to get the best results. The exact number of treatments you will need depends on your current chin profile and your goal results. Most people interested in improving a double chin benefit from 2 to 6 treatments spaced about one month apart.
Like Kybella™, liposuction can also be used to minimize a double chin. The primary difference between the two treatments is that liposuction is surgical while Kybella™ is nonsurgical. Nonsurgical treatments offer the benefit of no scarring and minimal downtime. Liposuction, on the other hand, requires small incisions in the treatment area and can result in temporary swelling and a recovery period. During your consultation, Dr. Daniel will describe the advantages of each option in detail and let you know if he thinks you may be a better candidate for either liposuction or Kybella™.
Your final Kybella™ results should develop within about 4 to 6 weeks following your last treatment. Some minor swelling and bruising may occur following each session and fade in a few days. Kybella™ results are intended to be long-lasting, so you can plan to enjoy improved chin and neck definition for many years to come.