There are several factors that can cause a dreaded double chin. The accumulation of fat cells in the area just beneath the chin may relate to genetics, to weight, or to the natural aging process. You may know exactly what caused your double chin, but that’s not what matters most. Whether you can thank your last birthday or your mother for this problem, what matters is that you find the right solution to submental fullness, or extra fat cells framing your face.
Kybella is a recent advancement in aesthetic medicine that has been developed specifically for the correction of submental fullness. It differs from surgical methods of neck rejuvenation in that treatment involves a series of injections. Treating a double chin with Kybella versus surgical fat removal and/or neck tightening does require more visits to our office, but there is no need for anesthesia, which means no need to take time away from work and other activities to recover.
We should point out that, while there is no real downtime needed for tissue healing, as there may be with surgical treatment for a double chin, Kybella patients are likely to notice swelling in the upper neck after appointments. This is because a fair amount of deoxycholic acid is introduced to the submental area to break fat cells down for metabolism. Swelling is not usually physically uncomfortable, but it may make some people slightly self-conscious. For this reason, we may suggest that injections occur before the weekend.
The minor disadvantages of Kybella, swelling and mild tenderness, are perceived as tolerable compared to the downtime needed after surgery. Kybella is an excellent treatment option for men and women who do not want to commit to a few weeks off from work, incisions and surgical risks, and the expense of surgical double chin treatment.
Ultimately, fat cells that are targeted with Kybella are destroyed for good, paving the way for improved confidence. If you’ve been considering treatment for submental fullness, take a closer look at Kybella. We are happy to schedule a consultation with you in our Austin office. After a brief visit with Dr. Trussler, you will have all the information you need to make a confident decision regarding treatment for that double chin. Call (512) 450-1077 for scheduling assistance.