Non-Surgical Double Chin Reduction – Ft. Worth
Is the one thing keeping you from loving the way you look the double chin you inherited from your dad’s side of the family? Welcome to the club, as they say. A 2015 survey showed that nearly 67% of those asked are bothered by a double chin, known as “submental fullness.” However, just because a double chin is a common trait doesn’t mean you have to keep it!
Kybella is a non-surgical injectable that is FDA approved to permanently reduce a double chin. Kybella dissolves fat cells in the areas where it is injected, reducing submental fullness for an improved facial profile. Following treatment, patients experience noticeably less fat under the chin as well as a better-defined jawline that makes the whole face look slimmer and better proportioned.
How does Kybella work?
Unfortunately, a double chin (submental fullness) tends to be an inherited trait, meaning that diet and exercise are unlikely to have much of an effect in getting rid of fat beneath the chin.
The active ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, is a substance that your body already uses to break down fat in the digestive system. Kybella contains optimal amounts of deoxycholic acid that, when injected directly into the fat beneath the chin, begin to dissolve the fat cells in this area. This process begins immediately after treatment and continues as your body naturally eliminates the unwanted fat cells.
Depending on your needs, we may perform several injections during each treatment. The needle is very thin and most patients find any discomfort to be easily tolerated.
Why choose Dr. Kirby for Kybella treatments?
The face and neck are sensitive areas with intricate anatomy. It is essential to choose a qualified provider for any cosmetic injectable treatments, such as Kybella. As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kirby has years of experience performing facial surgery as well as cosmetic and therapeutic injections for a variety of patients. Her well-developed aesthetic sensibility and knowledgable approach help to ensure that your treatment is safe and your results optimal.
Why choose Kybella to reduce a double chin?
There are a few different procedure options doctors have to address a double chin, including liposuction surgery. Here are a few reasons we recommend Kybella to many of our patients wishing to reduce submental fullness:
- Treatments take only about 15 minutes with little or no downtime.
- Kybella permanently destroys entire fat cells, meaning no more fat can accumulate in that area in the future.
- Kybella is effective even for very small amounts of chin fat as well as more substantial fat deposits, meaning that you do not have to have a certain amount of fat to be a good candidate for treatment.
- Results are noticeable after the first treatment, with final results noticeable a few months after treatment.
- Kybella can eliminate the need for chin liposuction surgery.
Am I a good candidate for Kybella?
If you are in good general health and are bothered by excess fat beneath the chin, chances are you may benefit from Kybella treatments. Since Kybella is primarily a fat reduction treatment and will not address significant skin laxity, the best candidates have reasonably good skin elasticity. A neck lift or other skin tightening treatment may be necessary to address loose neck skin.
What possible side effects should I know about?
In the hands of a qualified provider, Kybella is a safe procedure with few side effects. The most common side effects are swelling, redness and sensitivity at the injection site. Some patients experience a hard or lumpy texture for a short time after treatment; all of these effects typically dissipate over a week or two following treatment.
How can I learn more about Kybella?
If you are ready to make your double chin a thing of the past, we encourage you to contact us for a personal consultation with Dr. Kirby. She will help you learn about all your options, including Kybella, for getting the more refined facial profile you desire.