Traditionally, excess fat located under the chin has been treated with surgery and liposuction. For individuals who are searching for a non-surgical way to improve this area, Kybella® injections can be a solution that provides good results without surgery. By finding out more about this innovative product, you can see if the procedure is right for you.
Patients who are interested in removing the fat deposit under the chin but do not want surgical intervention could benefit from Kybella®. Other advantages include visible results within 6-8 weeks, lack of surgical recovery time, and the ability to achieve contouring results without a neck lift. Fat cells destroyed during this procedure are permanently removed and do not reappear in the event of later weight gain.
Kybella® is an FDA-approved injectable that contains a modified form of deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid naturally occurs in the body to break down dietary fat. When targeted at a particular fat deposit, Kybella® can destroy the accumulated fat cells it encounters which provides a slimmer and more youthful look.
If you choose to receive Kybella®, the procedure is quick, and the recovery time is minimal. Contouring of the area with the injectable is customized to your particular needs. The dosage and delivery differ with each patient. After the procedure, swelling and bruising can occur during the recovery period. The total number of treatments also varies depending upon the amount of excess fat and desired results.
If you are interested in learning more about Kybella® and/or want to see if you are a candidate for the procedure, contact North Metro Dermatology today to set up a consultation. Our dermatology team can help you decide what type of treatment is best for you. We’ll give you an overview of the results you can expect to achieve.