Until now, chin liposuction was the only treatment used to treat double chin. But now, double chin can be removed using an innovative treatment known as Kybella. It is an injectable drug that is FDA-approved and is a non-surgical treatment that can successfully address sub-mental fat or unattractive double chin. It helps in removing unwanted fat from the chin area and provides a chiselled, youthful appearance.
Kybella is the trade name for ATX- 101, a patented synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that helps metabolize dietary fat. It is an injectable aesthetic medication that will create a significant change, and rejuvenate the neck and chin with utmost safety and efficacy. It is a great alternative for those who are not ready for a surgical fix, but are looking for ways to remove excess fat beneath their chin.
The major benefits of Kybella treatment in NYC are:
- Permanent fat dissolving solution
- Nonsurgical and requires no anaesthesia
- Minimal recovery time
- No leaking wounds
How Does It Work?
Kybella is injected into the chin area where it destroys fat cells and removes excess fat. A single treatment may consist of a maximum up to 50 injections, 0.2ml each up to a total of 10 mL, with the space of 1cm between injections. Most patients will require 4 to 6 single treatments at intervals no less than a month apart for optimal results. Results are visible 3 – 4 weeks after the injection. The number of injections and the number of treatments will be tailored to the individual patient’s submental fat distribution and treatment goals.
What to Ensure Before Going for Treatment
Before going for this injection ensure that you are not allergic to deoxycholic acid. Avoid the treatment if you have:
- An infection in or around the area to be treated
- Trouble swallowing
- A thyroid disorder
- Swollen lymph gland in area near the neck
- A bleeding or blood clotting disorder such as haemophilia
Kybella is not advisable for women who are pregnant because the deoxycholic acid may pass on to the babies while breast feeding. An ideal candidate for this treatment is one with consolidated fat deposits and fullness beneath the chin. It is not recommended for patients with considerable loose and hanging skin. Plastic surgeons will thoroughly review your medical history to determine whether you are a candidate for the treatment.
Kybella is solely for removing the fat from underneath the chin and an improper injection can lead to tissue damages outside the treatment area. Therefore it is important to choose a trained and experienced surgeon who can ensure optimal results with minimal pain or complications.