Kybella Contours Away A Double Chin

Published on November 29, 2017

There is nothing more powerful than confidence to help achieve the status you desire. Confidence stems from a large number of factors, both internal and external. If we look like we feel, and we feel good, then we can have confidence in ourselves.

Your face is the first thing others notice, and therefore critical to making a good impression. Frequently, we associate a clean jawline with confidence and beauty. Unfortunately, once a double-chin forms, the clean neck and jawline is lost. Fat under the chin can be impossible to lose, despite an excellent diet and regular exercise. This can lead to loss of self-esteem and confidence.

Fortunately, there is a cosmetic solution that does not require liposuction surgery. This can get rid of the excess fat under your chin and provide a more sculpted, toned appearance to the lower face and jawline.

What Is Kybella?

Kybella is a non-surgical treatment method that can be used to give you a more youthful face that is well-contoured by removing the excess fatty deposits responsible for causing the double chin. The procedure utilizes deoxycholic acid to destroy the fat cells. Once the cells are destroyed, the body will get rid of them through its natural processes.

How to know if you are a candidate for Kybella?

While anyone who isn’t pleased with the development of excess fat deposits in the chin area is suitable for Kybella, there are certain things that you need to be sure of before you decide to go ahead with the treatment. Take a look at the following and see if you can relate:

1. You’re in good general health and have no underlying health conditions.
2. Your skin is not too loose and lax.
3. You have realistic expectations from the procedure.
4. You do not have thyroid problem.
5. You aren’t prone to infection.

You need to talk to your facial plastic surgeon and get more information about the treatment before you decide to go ahead with it. Your board certified doctor will also want more information about you, such as your medical history and if you have undergone surgeries in the past. This information will help him decide the best course of action for you.

Things to Take Care of Before the Procedure

There are certain precautions that you need to follow before you undergo the treatment, and they are:

1. Stay well-hydrated.
2. Stop consuming alcohol.
3. Do not eat salty foods for a period before and after the treatment.

The Procedure

For the procedure, your surgeon will mark the appropriate sites of injection and numb the treatment area. Your surgeon will then continue with the treatment by injecting the deoxycholic acid solution. The treatment is performed on an outpatient basis and patients can return to their normal routine soon after it is completed.

After the procedure

Once the procedure is complete, some common effects can be felt. A small amount of swelling, redness, and bruising are common, but it usually subsides within the first forty-eight hours after the treatment. Overall, the treatment is a very safe and effective way to eliminate excess fat in the chin area.

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In order to see if you are a good candidate for Kybella, contact Dr. Jen Chow, a double-board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, to learn more.

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