If you’re unhappy with the shape of your chin and upper neck due to the presence of a double chin, medically known as submental fat, Kybella could be the right solution for you. Kybella is a non-surgical injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin. Approved by the FDA in early 2015, Kybella has quickly become one of the most requested treatments at our New York City practice.
Non-Surgical Double Chin Removal
Kybella contains a unique formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance that helps metabolize dietary fat in the human body. During a Kybella treatment, Dr. Elliot Jacobs applies a numbing cream or administers a local anesthetic. He then carefully injects tiny amounts of Kybella beneath the chin. Most patients receive around 30 – 45 injections during their first treatment session.
Kybella immediately destroys fat in the treatment area, which triggers an inflammatory response that causes minor to moderate swelling beneath the chin. In most cases, the majority of the swelling dissipates within 3 – 4 weeks, although some swelling may linger for up to 6 weeks. Once the swelling has subsided, you will see the results of your Kybella treatment. Many of Dr. Jacobs’ patients achieve the result they desire with just one treatment of Kybella. Patients who have more substantial amounts of fat may need to undergo a second round of Kybella injection.
Why You Should Choose Kybella
Until Kybella was introduced, the only way to reduce fat beneath the chin and gain a more contoured appearance was through liposuction. While liposuction is a very effective way to eliminate fat beneath the chin, it is an invasive procedure that requires downtime afterwards and carries with it some amount of risk. Liposuction can also result in a lumpy appearance, which is highly undesirable on such a visible part of the body.
With Kybella, fat is eliminated using your body’s natural waste and metabolic systems, resulting in a very natural, smooth appearance. Kybella can be performed on your lunch break and you can resume normal activities immediately – there is no need to put your life on hold when you choose Kybella to treat your double chin.
Kybella Consultation with Dr. Jacobs
If you want to improve the contour of your chin, we encourage you to consider Kybella. To achieve the best results, only a doctor who has been specifically trained in administering Kybella injections should perform your treatment. Dr. Jacobs was one of the first doctors in New York City to offer Kybella and has the expertise necessary to produce excellent results. If you’d like to find out whether Kybella is the right choice for you, please contact us today to set up your initial consultation.