Kybella is the only injectable formula that is FDA approved to destroy fat cells under the chin. Stubborn fat can be present on virtually any part of the body, including under the chin. This area can be especially difficult to treat with diet and exercise alone. With Kybella, you can say goodbye to submental fullness, revealing a more defined jaw and neckline.
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Candidates for Kybella are those who are unhappy with stubborn fat under the chin that is causing a poor jawline and the appearance of a double chin. It is important to remember that Kybella only treats stubborn fat. If your poor chin contour is caused by excess skin and tissue, you may benefit more from a different procedure like a neck lift. Kybella is effective for mild to moderate amounts of stubborn fat as an alternative to a more invasive procedure like liposuction. Dr. Shaddix will meet with you to ensure that you are a good candidate for treatment.
During the treatment process, Kybella will be injected into several points under the chin. The formula contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance that aids in the breakdown of fat. Kybella works by destroying the fat cells that are then naturally eliminated by the body. Once destroyed, the cells can no longer store fat. Your treatment session can take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Most patients will require several spaced-out sessions for optimal results. The number of sessions you will need will depend on the severity of your stubborn fat and your goals for results.
There is no required downtime after Kybella, so patients can get back to their normal routine. However, you might experience some swelling, bruising, and numbness under the chin. These are normal side effects and should resolve very quickly. After your treatment session, your body will need time to break down and remove the fat cells. After several months and optimal treatment sessions, you can enjoy a more defined chin profile with less stubborn fat. Once your optimal results are reached, touch-up sessions are not required. Stubborn fat cannot return, so you can enjoy your results as long as you maintain a healthy weight.
To find out more information about what you can expect and determine if you are a candidate for surgery, call Shaddix Plastic Surgery today. We proudly serve Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Destin, Fort Walton, and all of Northwest Florida and the Gulf Coast. To schedule your consultation, call our office or fill out our consultation form below!