The shape of your face plays a large role in how old and how attractive people think you are. If you have a large collection of fat underneath your chin, sometimes also referred to as a double chin, it can severely impact your appearance. It can make you look more overweight than you really are. The interesting thing about the face is that it sets the tone for the way that the rest of your body is perceived. You could be well within your healthy BMI and have a relatively chiseled body, but if you have excess fat under the chin, people will still zone in on that first. Thankfully, KYBELLA® can help people safely and effectively get rid of their double chins once and for all.
In times past, there were very few options for individuals who were battling with a double chin. If they could not lose their double chin with diet and exercise, they needed to use a procedure like liposuction. While there’s no denying the benefits that liposuction can provide, it’s still a surgical procedure, and not everyone wants or qualifies for surgery. So it’s understandable why some people would rather opt for a less invasive procedure.
A few years ago, the FDA approved the use of KYBELLA® in the United States. Kybella is a treatment that contains deoxycholic acid, a substance naturally produced by the human body to help break down dietary fat. When KYBELLA® is injected into a double chin, the deoxycholic acid immediately starts to work breaking down fat cells. In effect, the deoxycholic acid literally melts the fat away.
Once the fat has been broken down and melts away, your body absorbs it via the body’s normal waste removal system. Once these fat cells have been removed from the body, they are gone, and they will not come back without a major change in your lifestyle or diet.
There are a lot of benefits to KYBELLA®. First and foremost, it is an effective way to treat a double chin without having to undergo surgery. The treatment consists of nothing more than a series of injections, each spaced at least one month apart. The number of treatments you will need will depend on the amount of fat underneath your chin and your personal cosmetic goals.
The benefits of KYBELLA® go on and on. It is an outpatient procedure, there is no downtime, and there are no virtually no restrictions. Just about anyone in generally good health who would like to get rid of their double chin would make a good candidate for this treatment.
There is no amount of exercise that a person can do to redefine their jaw. A double chin can be genetic and difficult to remove. If you have a double chin that is bothering you, now is the time to talk to Dr. Farris to see if KYBELLA® is the right option for you. The office of Zachary Farris MD is located in Dallas, and we would be happy to help you learn more about this amazing treatment. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.