What makes a face appear youthful and attractive? For many people, it’s more than just great skin or good genes. The contours of your face, and whether they are taut and defined can have a tremendous impact on your appearance.
When you look at your chin and neck areas, do you see a clear distinction between the two? Or does your chin hang lower and blend into your neck? If you lift the skin under your chin with your finger, you can see what a difference a defined, slimmer chin can make on your entire face.
Many people have excess fat in their chin areas, leaving their faces appearing older and heavier than they really are. It’s the much-maligned “double chin,” and despite your diet and weight-loss efforts, it can happen to nearly anyone. Some people are born with a tendency toward fat in this area, while others notice it more and more as they age and gravity takes its toll. Most people dislike their double chins, as they’re nearly impossible to hide with makeup, and can make your facial profile less attractive.
Options for removing a double chin
For years, the only way for people to achieve sculpted and attractive chins was to undergo facelift surgery or liposuction. Although a mini facelift or liposuction are still great ways to lift and renew sagging skin on the face, they’re no longer your only option. If you want to get rid of your double chin but aren’t ready for surgery right now, Kybella™ may be a great option for you.
Kybella is the first and only non-surgical way to eliminate double chins permanently. Deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient, targets and destroys fat cells, and has been proven to work on the chin area safely and effectively. Kybella is an injection, so it’s minimally invasive, and associated with less downtime and recovery than surgery.
Most people need between two and six treatments for full results, but you’ll start seeing a reduction in fat about a month after the first procedure is complete. Some patients experience some discomfort, bruising, hardness, and swelling afterward, but any pain is generally manageable and subsides within a few days. You can return to work or normal activities immediately in most cases. Kybella is well-studied and proven safe, and many people are pleased with the results they can achieve without the need for surgery.
Is Kybella right for me?
Great candidates for Kybella are generally people who are in good health, and whose skin has good elasticity. If you have significant sagging of the skin in the chin and neck area, you may want to look into a mini facelift to have excess skin and fat removed simultaneously. Your plastic surgeon can evaluate your needs and help you choose the procedure that will give you the results you want.
To find out more about Kybella and whether it’s right for you, contact Monarch Plastic Surgery to request your consultation!