Solving The Double Chin Problem
No one likes the appearance of a double chin. While there are a number of surgical options available, Kybella® is currently the most popular and effective treatment for this problem area. What is Kybella? How does it work? What can patients expect from the procedure? And what are results like after a few months or years post-Kybella® injection? Read on for answers to all your questions about Kybella® so you know if it’s the right solution for your double chin.
How Does Kybella® Work?
Kybella® works by destroying fat cells in the neck, which then sculpts the appearance of your chin. Unlike liposuction or surgery, Kybella® does not require any incisions, anesthesia and involves minimal downtime, with a few days of soreness or bruising possible. This makes it an appealing option for those looking to get rid of their double chin with less recovery time than surgery.
Kybella® injections placed into the fat beneath your chin damage fat cells in this area. Kybella®, or deoxycholic acid, acts as part of the body’s natural fat breakdown process, so it causes gradual shrinking until the double chin has reduced significantly.
Once fat cells have been disrupted, your body’s lymphatic system will clear away the dead fat cells. These never come back, so results are usually permanent. You will not see immediate results from the procedure since it takes the body some time to remove these fat cells, which can take up to six months for results to be fully visible. When all injection sites have been fully treated, the appearance of your double chin will look dramatically different.