Fat is an essential part of a healthy body, but generally speaking, we’re only okay with it when we only have a small amount and it is in certain places. When excess fat accumulates in “unacceptable” areas such as the abdomen, thighs, or under the chin, we feel self-conscious and unhappy with our appearances. One of the most distressing examples of this is a double chin, which can affect you even if the rest of your body is fit. Fortunately, a new treatment known as KYBELLA® is now being offered at Southwest Plastic Surgery. KYBELLA® can permanently eliminate a double chin and improve your neck contour.
What Is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® is an FDA-approved injectable that dissolves fat cells. It is a concentrated synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, which is naturally produced in the human body. Deoxycholic acid molecules fight fat cells, but this process slows down as we age, which means it is more difficult to eliminate fat from certain areas. This is why fat accumulates in regions such as the submental region below the chin. Specially formulated to target submental fat, KYBELLA® can be injected in a simple procedure to eliminate your double chin.
How Does KYBELLA® Work?
KYBELLA® is injected into the submental region during a quick, non-surgical procedure. The deoxycholic acid immediately begins to break down the fat cells, and over the following weeks, the fat cells are flushed away by the body’s lymphatic system. Results will appear gradually over this time, and your chin, neck, and jawline will appear increasingly slimmer and more defined. Some patients will achieve their desired results with just one treatment, while others may need a few treatments. Once you have achieved your goals, the results are expected to be long lasting to permanent.
How Does KYBELLA® Differ From Other Treatments?
Until KYBELLA® was developed, the only solution for eliminating fat from the chin and neck area was liposuction. Even though liposuction is an effective treatment for submental fullness, it is an invasive surgery and has accompanying risks and downsides. KYBELLA® is the first and only non-surgical treatment to be approved by the FDA for double chin removal. This non-invasive treatment can accomplish what others cannot: the permanent banishment of a double chin without any surgery.
If you would like to get rid of your double chin, the best way could be through KYBELLA®. The only approved treatment of its kind, KYBELLA® has been proven to permanently eliminate a double chin within six treatments or less. Call (915) 590-7900 or complete our online contact form to request your consultation today.