Say Hello to Your Jawline Again with Kybella®
When you look in the mirror, do you see a hint of a double chin? If so, you’re not alone. Also known as submental fat, double chins are a common cosmetic condition known for undermining the self-confidence of patients of all ages. While treatment for double chins once required plastic surgery, innovation in facial contouring has led to the development of Kybella®, an FDA-approved injection that destroys excess fat cells and smooths tissue below the lower jaw.
What Causes a Double Chin?
Double chins occur when excess fat develops below the lower jawbone, blurring definition between the face and neck. While submental fat is commonly associated with aging and weight gain, factors including genetics, posture and skin laxity can also play a role in the development of submental fat. As a result, any patient at any age can develop a double chin.
Beyond compromising an individual’s self-esteem, double chins are especially tricky to eliminate. While a healthy diet and exercise may help reduce overall body fat, it is almost impossible to target extra fat under the chin with a specific exercise. As a result, cosmetic surgery has long been the preferred method of elimination. However, thanks to the development and growing popularity of Kybella®, more patients who would otherwise not be eligible for surgery or would prefer to avoid cosmetic surgery now have the opportunity to regain facial definition.
Kybella®: Body Contouring without Surgery
Kybella® is a non-surgical injectable solution that relies on deoxycholic acid to permanently remove unwanted fat cells from the chin. As the solution is injected over the course of several treatment sessions, the excess fat is processed out of the body through the lymphatic system, leaving patients with the smooth definition they’re looking for.
There are several key advantages that come with choosing this non-surgical option for double chin removal. Perhaps most obvious is the versatility of Kybella® injection. Whereas some patients may not be candidates for microliposculpture or neck lifts due to the surgical requirements of these procedures, Kybella® is non-surgical and non-invasive. As a result, patients of all ages have the opportunity to achieve their goals without going under the knife. For individuals looking to rejuvenate more than one area of their face, the non-invasive nature of Kybella® makes it possible to incorporate the solution as part of a more comprehensive treatment strategy.
Another key advantage? As Kybella® is non-surgical, recovery time from the treatment is fairly limited. Aside from some slight swelling and possible bruising at the injection point, Kybella® patients can return to their daily routines following their visit. Treatments are repeated in about 6-8 weeks as necessary to achieve desired results.
One particular advantage often overlooked is the gradual transition possible with this non-surgical option. For many patients, especially men who would rather not admit they’ve undergone some form of cosmetic surgery, Kybella® allows for gradual change that isn’t immediately noticeable until after the final session. As a result, we recommend this option for patients who prefer a more discreet transformation.
Schedule Your Kybella® Consultation at Etre Today!
Is your appearance missing definition? Stop feeling self-conscious about your looks and take action to achieve your dream jawline. Contact Etre Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Coleman and his team today. Together, we’ll help you explore your double chin treatment solution and help you achieve the smooth neckline and definition you’ve been dreaming of. Call 504-227-3873 today to get started!