The submental region is the name for the area below the chin. When this area accumulates excess fatty tissue, it can create the look of a double chin. This make a person appear older and more out of shape than they really are, causing self-confidence issues, a negative self-image, and more.
This stubborn excess submental fat can come about as result of weight gain, aging, and one’s genetics. While diet and exercise may seem like an attractive option, stubborn fat deposits are often unaffected by these traditional methods.
To recontour the neck and chin and create a better-sculpted region, the excess fat must be removed. Surgical procedures or liposuction are unappealing to many patients. For these patients, we offer Kybella.
Kybella is a simple and convenient FDA-approved injectable treatment that improves the contours of the submental region.
Kybella is a product that consists of synthetic deoxycholic acid. This chemical compound appears in its natural form in the human body. Natural deoxycholic acid works to help the system break down dietary fats from food, and the synthetic version works similarly. Kybella’s synthetic deoxycholic acid breaks down the walls of fat cells. As a result, the fat melts away where the product is injected.
The Injection Procedure
Kybella injections are comfortably administered with the help of iced compresses during and after treatment. The treatments are usually performed in less than 30 minutes in the private, serene setting of Dr. Enzer’s office.
Injections of Kybella are precisely administered in a grid pattern under the chin. Up to six treatment sessions may be needed in order to achieve the desired reduction of the area. At least a two month waiting period is recommended between treatment sessions.
Once your Kybella treatment has been completed, you will be able to return to your everyday activities in an average of one-to-four days. This is in sharp contrast to liposuction and other surgical procedures that typically require several weeks for recovery.
It is important to be aware that a degree of bruising and/or swelling is normal and will resolve in a short time.
Following treatment, the fat cells are naturally flushed out of your system and you will begin to notice a reduction in the volume of your neck, chin, and jawline. Patients typically see improvement even after only one treatment.
Schedule Your Consultation
Those who are interested in reducing submental fat non-surgically with Kybella must first arrange an informative consultation. Dr. Enzer will evaluate you, and discuss all your options, their risks and benefits, and what to expect during and after the experience. To schedule an appointment for a consultation, contact our office.
Before & After Photos
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