Many people would love to get rid of excess fat underneath their chin. By now, you may have heard of Kybella®, a non-surgical treatment that claims to be able to remove a double chin. Read on to learn more about how this treatment works and whether or not it may be the right choice for you.
How Does Kybella® Work?
Rather than shrinking fat cells or surgically removing them, Kybella® attacks them from the inside. A synthetic version of deoxycholic acid is strategically injected into the excess fat, where it targets and destroys fat cells. Since deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring bile acid, Kybella® is considered an extremely safe procedure.
Once a fat cell has been destroyed, it will release its stored contents. Your body will be able to step in and flush out the fat. The reason that this treatment is considered permanent is that your fat cells are never repaired or replaced. Although weight gain is possible in other areas, it will not happen in the area treated with Kybella®.
What is the Treatment Process?
Step one is to come in for a consultation. This is where we can discuss your goals and determine if this is the best option for you. We will also make a treatment plan. Although some people achieve their goals after just one treatment, many people benefit from a series. These appointments are spaced weeks apart in order to give your body time to fully flush out the released fat.
Each time you come in, multiple injections will be made after your chin is numbed. Again, this number varies by individual. On average, people receive multiple injections per appointment. There is no downtime after Kybella®, meaning you can immediately resume your normal activities.
Is Kybella® the Right Choice for You?
Although there is no way to know this definitively without a consultation, certain factors make you a good candidate for this treatment. Kybella® may be the treatment you’ve been wanting if:
- You want to remove excess fat underneath your skin
- You want results without having surgery
- You still have a decent amount of skin elasticity in the area
- You are in good general health
If you are interested in learning more about removing a double chin with Kybella®, we warmly invite you to make an appointment with Riverwalk Medical and Wellness. At our convenient location in Corona, CA, we are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!