Fat accumulation under the chin can impact the shape of your jawline and face. Often referred to as a “double chin,” chin fat can affect men and women of all ages, even when they are not overweight. Liposuction once was the only treatment to remove excess chin fat to create a more svelte jawline and neck. Now, Kybella injections offer a non-invasive option to slim the chin and neck area.
Kybella contains synthetic deoxycholic acid, which works like the natural-occurring molecule in the body that is used to break down fat cells. When injected into the fat deposits under the chin, Kybella works to destroy the targeted fat cells. After the injections, the fat cells are reabsorbed by the body, and the chin becomes more defined. Since fat cells do not regrow, the same fat cells will not reappear, offering long-term results.
Reduce Your Double Chin
Good candidates for Kybella have a double chin that detracts from the definition of their chin, neck and jawline. For men, this can help improve a more masculine jawline, while women can enjoy a more svelte chin and neck. Heaviness under the chin can also contribute to an older appearance to the face and neck. Those wanting a more youthful appearance in this area may be good candidates for this treatment.
Kybella injections only require a short office visit to complete, and there is no downtime after the procedure. The results appear over several weeks after the treatment as the fat cells diminish. Some patients may require more than one treatment to obtain the desired results, depending on how much fat is under the chin.
If you are interested in reducing your double chin without liposuction or surgery, Kybella may be the solution. Contact the office of Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, in NYC or Staten Island to schedule an appointment to discuss Kybella injections and find out if it is right for you.