When you look in the mirror or at pictures of yourself, is the first and only thing you notice your double chin? If so, you are not alone. As many as two-thirds of adults admit they are just as bothered by a double chin as they are about wrinkles, according to a survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). Thanks to Kybella, you now have a nonsurgical option to reduce that fat and improve the definition of your jawline. Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable designed to reduce layers of fatty tissue in the chin and neck.
THE SUBMENTAL FAT PROBLEM
The area under the chin is known for accumulating fat, known as submental fat, due to both age and weight fluctuations. No matter why submental fat develops, diet and exercise alone rarely address the problem effectively. Submental fat significantly changes the look of your face, making you look older and heavier than you are. It’s no wonder this change is such a major concern for men and women alike.
Kybella contains deoxycholic acid, a substance found in the body that is responsible for aiding in the absorption of fat. When injected directly into the area underneath the chin, deoxycholic acid destroys the fat cells in the area so they can be flushed out of the body through the lymphatic system. Kybella focuses on the fat cells alone, without damaging surrounding skin or tissue.Dr. Mordkovich is a trained Kybella injector and can perform the treatment in under twenty minutes so that you can complete your procedure during a lunch visit.
To get started on your Kybella injection treatment plan, we’ll take a few photographs of your neck and chin profile to visualize the amount of contour you’ll need. Patients that are severely overweight should consider alternative methods for weight loss before looking to Kybella injections, since Kybella results may not be as dramatic if weight is an issue. Kybella is meant to trim mild to moderate chin bulges, and this is where we see the best results.Before the procedure, Dr. Mordkovich applies an ice pack to the skin and can also add a topical anesthetic for your comfort during your treatment. A temporary grid tattoo is created to indicate the series of injection points on the chin, with up to 50 injections often needed in one session to cover the excess fat for reduction. Despite the seemingly large number of injections, the procedure is relatively quick, painless, and there is often no downtime afterward.
RECOVERY FROM KYBELLA AND GETTING RESULTS
Redness and tenderness are expected after Kybella injections, and some patients feel warmth in the treatment area as well. You can go home or back to the office right after your procedure with few visible signs you’ve undergone a cosmetic treatment. Some patients find that application of ice packs after Kybella injections reduces discomfort and swelling that is common in the first couple of days following the procedure.
Injection sessions start at two treatments and build to six if needed. The results won’t begin to show until a few weeks after your initial injections since it takes some time for the body to eliminate the destroyed fat cells. As we see the changes in your submental and neck area, we can modify the number of treatments necessary to produce your full results. When you achieve your complete outcome, you will have a more defined jawline and a slimmer transition from the jaw to the neck. These results will be permanent since the submental fat is permanently destroyed and eliminated from the area.
If submental fat is a cosmetic concern for you, nonsurgical treatment is now available. Call Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery at 201-751-9490 to set up your Kybella consultation with Dr. Mordkovich today.