No matter how many sit ups you do, and no matter how well you diet, getting rid of stubborn chin fat is difficult. In the past, methods for removing chin fat are fairly invasive procedures, like liposuction, or having a neck or face lift to improve the contours of the overall face. However, now we have better, less invasive options. Kybella is a treatment option available to those looking to get rid of that stubborn double chin that requires no surgery and has long lasting results.
How it works: Kybella is a drug that is administered by injection and it effectively mimics deoxycholic acid which our body produces to absorb fat. In doing so, Kybella works to destroy fat cells at the injection site and it produces the same results as liposuction without the invasive procedure, just a series of simple injections.
Results: Assuming that the patient is maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise, the results are permanent. Most people can expect to need 3-5 treatments that are spaced a month apart per treatment. Each treatment takes about 15 minutes and consists of anywhere between 12-20 injections, depending on individual circumstances. Most people saw results after their third visit and definitely after the fourth. The results can take a bit longer to take effect than methods like liposuction because the Kybella drug requires time to work inside your body to dissolve the fatty cells.
Side effects: You should talk to your healthcare provider to determine if you are a good candidate for Kybella especially if you have received other cosmetic treatments around the neck and face area. Most common side effects include minimal bruising and swelling at the injection site as well as some numbness and redness. While uncommon, serious side effects include nerve injury in the jaw and trouble swallowing. You should discuss your likelihood of these risks at your individual consultation and with your healthcare provider.
All-in-all, Kybella is a safe and non-invasive procedure that produces long lasting results that will remove stubborn chin fat.
To learn more about Kybella, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page, or by calling Levy Dermatology, serving Memphis & Collierville at (901) 624-3333. We look forward to working with you!