Has your double chin become an unwelcome guest intruding on your selfies and video meet-ups? Does unwanted submental fat make you look older or heavier than you truly are? Diet and exercise can go a long way toward toning and tightening other areas of your body; however, the pad of fat under your chin is unlikely to respond to traditional weight-loss efforts – especially if your double chin is genetic.
If you are tired of trying to hide your double chin with strategic lighting and camera positions, an innovative fat-dissolving injectable called Kybella® is the ideal solution for bidding farewell to submental fat without surgery.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is the world’s first and only prescription medication for eliminating a double chin. Kybella’s FDA-approved formula is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that breaks down the dietary fat you consume.
When injected into the target area, Kybella will go to work destroying your double chin. Then, your circulatory and lymphatic systems will process the dead cells, and you will eventually excrete them. Best of all, Kybella will limit your ability to store submental fat in the future, so you can enjoy long-term results.
Am I a Good Candidate for Kybella?
People can develop submental fat deposits for various reasons, including heredity, hormonal fluctuations, and weight gain. In general, the best candidates for Kybella double chin removal are genetically predisposed to accumulate fat deposits under their chin. If you have developed a double chin because you are overweight, you likely will not see ideal outcomes from Kybella treatments. Younger patients with more elastic skin also may see better results.
For patients whose submental fat pocket has blurred the distinction between their chin and neck, Kybella represents a practical alternative to surgery such as a neck lift. While liposuction around your neck and jawline area can create excellent results, it will also require you to commit to a recovery process that involves taking time off work and observing some activity restrictions. Kybella is ideal for busy people who want natural-looking results with no incisions, scarring, or downtime.
What to Expect During and After Treatment
During your appointment, Dr. Stephanie Teotia will first numb the treatment area with a topical medicine. After marking the injection sites, she will inject lidocaine to ensure your additional comfort during the appointment. Then, she will introduce Kybella under your chin and jawline using a small, fine needle. Finally, she will place ice and a compression bandage on the treatment area.
After your session, you will be free to resume your typical daily routine. Many of our Kybella patients schedule their appointments over their lunch breaks and return to their jobs immediately afterward.
The most common side effects include minor swelling and tenderness around the injection site, which are temporary and will resolve on their own. In the meantime, you can use ice packs, head elevation, and over-the-counter pain medications to minimize discomfort and inflammation. Depending on the extent of your concerns, you may require between one and six appointments, spaced several weeks apart, to eliminate your submental fullness with Kybella.
Where to Get Kybella in Dallas
Now that spring has returned to the Dallas area, you might find it impractical to camouflage your lack of chin and jawline definition with scarves or turtleneck sweaters. If you would like to learn more about slimming your chin contour by getting Kybella treatments with Dr. Teotia, contact our attentive, all-female team to schedule your private consultation.