Submental fullness, also known as the “double chin” is a stubborn area of the body when it comes to the removal of fat.

Even with diet and exercise, sometimes it may seem impossible to get rid of submental fullness. For even low-weight people, the double chin is rarely affected by weight loss. The only option for removing submental fullness for quite a while was plastic surgery that required fairly long recovery times and anesthesia– until now.

Kybella is changing the way fat under the chin is being removed. But what is Kybella, and how does it work? Let’s dive in, shall we?

What is Kybella?

Kybella is a prescription medication and non-surgical alternative used to improve the appearance of submental fulls and the look of one’s profile. It is mostly prescribed for moderate to severe fat below the chin in adults. So far, it is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment used to improve the prominence of the double chin.

Kybella’s active ingredient is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid occurs naturally in the body and it helps to break down and absorb fat. By injecting a synthetic version of this molecule into the fat beneath the chin, it can destroy fat cells and prevent those cells from accumulating anymore fat. The result of Kybella treatments is a permanently smoother chin and reduced fullness.

Typically, patients will need up to six treatment sessions that are spaced about a month in between sessions. Usually, patients will notice a difference after two or four treatments. Each treatment usually takes less than thirty minutes to perform and is extremely non-invasive.

Can Kybella Work for Me?

Kybella has been the focus of a worldwide clinical development program. This program has involved over twenty clinical studies, and more than 1600 people were treated with Kybella in these studies. According to Kybella, the results have been groundbreaking.

When it comes down to it, though, only you and your doctor can decide if Kybella is the ideal treatment for you. If you really do not want to have plastic surgery but are extremely uncomfortable with the look of your chin, talk to your doctor about whether or not Kybella will be a good option for you.

There are some situations where Kybella is not recommended. If you are under 18 years of age, Kybella may not be effective. If you have an infection in the treatment area, Kybella cannot be administered. If you plan on having surgery in the future on the affected area and surrounding face, neck, or chin tissues, Kybella may not be for you. Talk to your doctor about any swallowing or bleeding problems before undergoing treatment. It is also not recommended to use Kybella if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Side effects of Kybella can include swelling, pain, numbness, redness, and hardness in the treatment area.

What do you think of this revolutionary new plastic surgery treatment? For additional information, contact Rejuva Medical Aesthetics today.