The dreaded “double chin” is one of the most common complaints of people who desire a more youthful, attractive face. A double chin, known as submental fullness, is often a side effect of normal aging. As gravity pulls on the skin, it sags, and fat cells tend to accumulate there. Over time, this creates the appearance of one or more extra chins.
For years, liposuction was the only proven way to eliminate this problem, which can occur in nearly anyone despite healthy lifestyle efforts. But now there is a new, FDA-approved treatment that is specifically designed to eliminate submental fullness without surgery known as Kybella™.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is made from deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance that your body uses to break down fat. It is injected directly into the double chin area, where it can begin to work to give you a slimmer, more contoured appearance. Your plastic surgeon will discuss a recommended treatment plan with you, which may include anywhere from two to six treatments for maximum results.
What should I expect at my appointment?
Kybella injections are minimally invasive, so no downtime is needed. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, or redness after the injections. Talk with your physician about all the possible side effects so you can make an informed decision.
Is Kybella safe?
Yes. Kybella is FDA-approved and has been included in more than 20 clinical studies, so its safety and efficacy has been well researched. It has been specifically studied for its effects on the chin area.
Do I have to get additional treatments?
No. Once your regimen of two to six treatments is complete, you will not need further treatment. The destroyed fat cells will no longer be able to store or accumulate fat.
If you’ve been bothered by a double chin but didn’t want to commit to surgery, Kybella may be the right choice for you. Find out more about this state-of-the-art treatment from a board-certified plastic surgeon, and together you can decide if Kybella can give you an improved facial profile.
Are you interested in learning more about how Kybella can give you a more slim, youthful chin? Request a consultation with Monarch Plastic Surgery, or call us today at (913) 663-3838 for our Lansing, Leawood, and Lee’s Summit offices, or at (816) 436-3262 for our North Kansas City location to learn more about your options for plastic surgery.