Kybella® is a specialized injectable treatment designed to melt away unwanted fat. This revolutionary treatment has been designed specifically for the treatment of the double chin for patients who would like to improve their under chin appearance with minimal downtime.
How Is the Procedure Performed?
Kybella® is formulated with Deoxycholic Acid, which is naturally present in the human body and plays an important role in managing fats. It works by breaking down the targeted submental fat cells under the chin. The fat cells are targeted and then naturally eliminated by the body instead of using fat removal procedures like liposuction. Dr. Lowry can now expertly inject the treatment solution into the neck fat and comfortably melt it away permanently in a minimally invasive office procedure.
It is important to note that this process is different from losing weight. When an individual loses weight, the fat cells shrink; leading to a reduction in overall visible volume. However, Kybella® permanently destroys the fat cells at the treatment site, thus achieving results that are virtually permanent (unless there is a big change in your lifestyle and dietary habits that cause the remaining fat cells to expand significantly). Following a Kybella® treatment, patients may experience temporary bruising, swelling, or numbness; however, these side effects are short-lived and patients do not even need to wear a bandage out of the office!
Who is A Candidate?
Kybella® is a good option for both men and women who have excess submental fat causing a double chin. However if a person is suffering from excessive loose sagging skin under the chin, Kybella® will not completely correct this. Kybella® targets fat cells not loose skin, although some skin tightening has been shown to occur. If you have sagging skin or bands under your chin you would like to treat, Dr. Lowry can also utilize Botox® and additional treatments to improve these problem areas.