If you are bothered by a “double chin,” you’re not alone. This type of excess fat in this location has always been one of the most difficult to correct, whether by diet and exercise or by surgical methods like liposuction.
Finally, there is a new, simple, and completely non-invasive solution to the age-old double-chin problem: KYBELLA™, an innovative, injectable treatment that can improve and even eliminate your double chin.
The most amazing thing? KYBELLA™ works entirely without surgery. That means you receive no incisions or sutures. No surgery or liposuction is involved.
You don’t have to take time off work, and you don’t have to change your social schedule.
KYBELLA™ is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for the reduction of submental fullness, or double chin, in men and women. Its active ingredient is a man-made formulation of deoxycholic acid, a compound that occurs naturally in the human body. The function of deoxycholic acid is to absorb and eliminate fat cells.
Because KYBELLA™ is a minimally invasive treatment for moderate to severe under-chin fat, it has become quite popular since its approval and introduction in early 2015. Dr. Sacha Obaid and Dr. Jon Ver Halen have received hands-on training in the proper administration of KYBELLA™, and North Texas Plastic Surgery is one of the first offices in the region to offer KYBELLA™ treatment.
KYBELLA™ requires between two and six in-office treatments, depending on the heaviness of the chin and neck area. Treatments are given at the offices of North Texas Plastic Surgery in Southlake or Plano approximately 4 weeks apart and normally take only about 30 minutes each.
During each visit, we first cleanse your chin and neck area. A topical anesthetic can be applied if you desire. Then Dr. Obaid or Dr. Ver Halen makes a series of very small injections of KYBELLA™ below your chin.
Most patients return to work and social activities right after a treatment, and their normal exercise routines can go on uninterrupted.
As is true of other injectable treatments, you may experience some temporary swelling, redness, bruising, tenderness, or numbness around the treatment area for a few days. Your surgeon can prescribe mild pain medication for you if needed.
Since KYBELLA™ actually destroys fat cells, the results of treatment are long-lasting. This is because once the fat cells are destroyed, they cannot store or accumulate fat. Unlike other injectable cosmetic treatments such as BOTOX®, no re-treatment is expected after treatment with KYBELLA™.
If you’ve been struggling to rid yourself of excess chin fat, KYBELLA™ may be right for you. This condition often affects both men and women and can be influenced by aging, genetics, and/or weight gain.
Dr. Obaid or Dr. Ver Halen would be happy to talk with you about KYBELLA™ and help you decide whether it’s the right solution for you.