Kybella: Taking it Off – not On – the Chin

May 22, 2021 0 Comments Kristin Davis
Kybella surgery can remove the fat that causes a double chin
May 22nd, 2021 0 Comments

Kybella has entered your thoughts. Again! Maybe you looked in the mirror and thought:

Darn that double chin! Your mom had one, your aunt had one, and your grandma had one. And now guess who has it? You! Double chins are fairly common, but that doesn’t mean you want to see one every time you look in the mirror.

If you’re ready to get rid of that extra fat that’s collecting under your chin, but traditional methods haven’t worked for you – or you want to skip them altogether – there’s a non-invasive treatment that you need to explore. It’s called Kybella, and it rocks!

The Double Chin

In medical lingo, a double chin is a layer of submittal fat that sits under the chin. It robs you of a sculpted profile and can make you look even heavier than you actually are. The double chin is diet- and exercise-resistant, so you can’t work it off the way you can other fats. Unfortunately, it’s not just weight that causes a double chin. Submental fat can also be caused by

  • Genetics: passed down from generation to generation
  • Poor posture: hunching over your phone, table, or computer
  • Loss of collagen due to aging: Collagen production slows, and your skin gets lax

Treating Submental Fat with Kybella

In the old days, if you wanted to get rid of a double chin, you had to get surgery or liposuction. Some people were even desperate enough to try crazy at-home exercises that didn’t produce results. Or at least not the results they intended!

However, modern medicine – specifically Kybella – has opened up a whole new way to approach submittal fat removal.

What Kybella Does

Kybella is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that dissolves neck fat. The process is very straightforward.

  • Kybella is administered via injections.
  • The injections contain a formula that dissolves neck fat.
  • Your provider administers a series of these injections into a targeted area over a period of time.
  • The number of injections required depends on the amount of excess fat present.

What Kybella Does Not Do

Keep in mind that Kybella is not a treatment for bone, skin, muscle, or glands of the neck or jawline. It does not tighten your skin or lift your muscles. If you are looking for augmentation, plumping, or enhancements, check out dermal facial fillers instead. Kybella is not a replacement for wrinkle relievers like Botox® or Dysport®.

As with any treatment, there are pros, and there are cons.

Pros of this treatment

Sessions are short

Kybella doesn’t require an overnight stay, nor is it as complicated as an outpatient treatment. Come into the office. Receive your injections. Go home. That’s it!

You can see awesome results fast!

Wouldn’t you love to see results in your first session? With Kybella, you can. Not only are visible results immediate, but the fat loss is forever. You can achieve your cosmetic goals and enjoy better results in a shorter amount of time with Kybella than with other invasive procedures.

Aftercare is a breeze!

Since Kybella is a non-invasive, non-surgical medical procedure, little aftercare is required. It only takes a few days after each session for the swelling to recede and another couple of days for the procedure to start showing its full effect. No special care is required, and you won’t be embarrassed to go out in public after your session.

Cons of this treatment

Visible changes? Yes. Major changes? No

Kybella delivers on its promise of visible results, but if you’re expecting major changes like the ones you would see when you have plastic surgery or liposuction, then you may be disappointed.

It takes some time

Although you’ll see visible results after each session, changes will happen in small increments over time. Sessions are spaced at an interval of one month from each other, so it could take six months or more for you to achieve the results you are looking for.

Side Effects

We aren’t going to list side effects of Kybella as a pro or a con because side effects occur with every type of treatment, invasive or non-invasive. Some temporary swelling, redness, bruising, and pain in the area of injection is normal.

It’s crucial to choose a provider who has extensive experience in administering Kybella injections because a poorly placed needle can injure your marginal mandibular nerve, which is located near your jaw.

Injuring this nerve can result in the partial loss of facial muscles, making it difficult to control facial expressions and cause difficulty in swallowing.

Are You a Good Candidate for Kybella?

If you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably been wondering about whether or not Kybella might be the answer you’ve been looking for when it comes to removing submental fat and knocking out that double chin. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you 21 or older?
  • Are you medically healthy?
  • Do you have a moderate amount of unwanted fat under your chin – a double chin?
  • Do you want to avoid invasive procedures like plastic surgery or liposuction?
  • Are you willing to commit the time required to achieve the results you desire?
  • Have you struggled to get rid of the fat under your neck by traditional means like diet, exercise, etc?
  • Is your skin in good condition?
  • Are you able to maintain a stable weight over the course of treatment (10-15lb variation)?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you are likely a great candidate for Kybella injections!

Who’s Not a Candidate for Kybella?

Are you breastfeeding or pregnant? Unfortunately, answering “yes” to this question takes you out of the running until you’re no longer pregnant or breastfeeding.

Do you have an active neck infection or any skin swelling in the neck area? You’ll need to get that taken care of before treatment.

Have you had previous neck surgery like facelift, neck lift, or liposuction? Scar tissue from prior surgery can affect results, so be cautious about getting Kybella treatments.

You’ll also need to work with a qualified provider to determine whether or not you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Kybella.

Ready to sucker punch that double chin?

Take the first step – schedule a consultation with our team at Evexias Denver and see how you can lose that double chin forever!

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Kybella injections to remove a double chin are effective for many people, whatever the cause