The chin plays a very important role in providing balance and symmetry to the facial appearance. With weight fluctuations and aging, excess fat deposits often collect in the neck and chin areas. Such fat deposits create a double chin appearance which makes you look heavier or older than you actually are. Now, this submental fat can be successfully improved with the new, FDA-approved injectable filler Kybella that dissolves away the fat under the chin. Also known as ATX-101, this is a non-surgical treatment that helps to achieve a better, youthful facial profile without undergoing any invasive facial surgery or liposuction.
Double Chin No Longer an Aesthetic Concern with Kybella
Kybella is a non-surgical injectable that can reduce moderate to severe fat in the upper neck. The injection contains a naturally occurring molecule called deoxycholic acid that helps to break down submental fat. Each treatment involves multiple injections. Up to a maximum of 50 injections of 0.2 mL each (up to a total of 10 mL), are provided in a single treatment and spaced 1-cm apart. Before administering the injection, ice is applied to the target area on the chin for the shot. This procedure takes about 5 minutes. Unfortunately, reducing the fat in the chin is not a one-time procedure, and so patients may require up to 6 single treatments at intervals no less than 1 month apart.
People with a lot of excess skin in their chin and neck, and any infection in the treatment site aren’t good candidates for this injectable treatment.
After the procedure, the patient may experience bruising, swelling, and pain; small, firm areas around the injection sites and also temporary numbness all of which will improve over time.
Benefits of This Treatment
This treatment effectively resolves a heavy neck or jaw line by permanently destroying the fat cells. Kybella injection requires no anesthesia or sedation. It also has a faster recovery period compared to chin liposuction. The downtime is minimal, and discomfort, bruising and swelling are also negligible.
For safety and optimal results, treatment with Kybella should be provided only by an experienced plastic surgeon. The surgeon should advise patients regarding the risks associated with the treatment. To avoid any possible complications, patients also must disclose to the surgeon details regarding the medicines they take, including vitamins and herbal supplements, and especially anti-platelet drugs and anticoagulants.
The success of the procedure depends a great deal on the skill and experience of the surgeon. So it is important to approach a well-known and experienced plastic surgeon. A reliable surgeon will discuss all the benefits as well as the risks of the procedure. Treatment in an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice will ensure efficiency and safety.