A sleek, sculpted chin can feel like an unattainable goal for individuals with moderate to severe double chins. Fortunately, patients no longer have to undergo surgical procedures or frustrating, ineffective weight loss programs to eliminate this fat; now, there’s KYBELLA®.
Located in Nashville TN, RG Plastic Surgery and Rejuvenation Spa is committed to providing patients with minimally invasive treatments in a comfortable, modern office environment. For more information about our practice or any of the services we offer, contact us today.
What is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® is a cutting-edge, state-of-the-art solution to excess chin fat, clinically referred to as “submental fullness”. Injected just below the chin, it helps break down fat, sculpting out a more defined and slim facial profile. This treatment is minimally invasive, FDA-approved, and extremely effective.
How Does it Work?
Submental fullness can be nearly impossible to get rid of through diet and exercise alone. And even if you are able to remove it through traditional weight loss, the potential for you to regain that fat always remains. This is because weight loss only affects the size of pre-existing fat cells, not the number. If you begin to gain weight again, these pre-existing fat cells will become larger again, and you’ll be back to square one.
KYBELLA® tackles chin fat for good by reducing the overall number of fat cells in the chin, thereby decreasing your ability to gain fat in that area for years to come. This product is formulated with a naturally occurring chemical called deoxycholic acid. When injected into the chin, deoxycholic acid begins to break down the fat there and aid in its reabsorption and disposal.
Because a significant amount of fat cells can’t be destroyed by a single treatment, most patients undergoing KYBELLA® injections have to attend between 2-4 treatment sessions to get dramatic, visible results. Each injection appointment takes about 15 minutes to complete and involves little to no downtime. While patients may experience some bruising and swelling at the injection site, this usually subsides within a few days of treatment.
Am I a Candidate?
Nearly anyone interested in getting rid of submental fat that is over the age of 18 and in good health is a potential candidate for KYBELLA®. However, it is not safe for women who are pregnant or individuals with bleeding disorders to undergo these injections. KYBELLA® will also not work for people who have excess skin, not fat, that they want to be removed.
If you’re interested in eliminating chin fat in the Nashville area without surgery or extensive downtime, contact us today to see if you qualify for KYBELLA®. We look forward to hearing from you!