Stubborn fat deposits beneath the chin can now be whittled away with Kybella, the non-invasive treatment for a ‘double chin.’ Although the procedure has been touted as the new wonder drug for under-chin fat, it may not be the right choice for everyone. Perhaps you’re wondering – How do I find out if I am a good candidate for Kybella. If you are, this article looks at some essential information about Kybella treatment.
Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is a non-surgical way to address submental fat, which is subcutaneous fatty tissue beneath the chin. It works by destroying the cell membrane of the fat cells.
It only takes a few treatments with the injectable to remove the excess fat, and give the chin a more contoured appearance.
Kybella is quite safe and effective, and the results should last for a long time. However, this will be impacted by weight gain, and the effects of aging facial skin.
Are you a good candidate for Kybella?
Kybella is designed for individuals with moderate to severe submental fat. It is most effective when used to treat a pocket of fat beneath the chin. Kybella is not recommended for individuals with significant skin laxity, as it does not tighten the skin, so patients with a lot of excess skin will not get the necessary tightening to improve the contour of the neck. Kybella injections are recommended for adults 18 years of age and older.
If you are in Orange County, CA, contact Song Plastic Surgery to find out if Kybella would be the right treatment for you. Please call board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kyle Song at (949) 701- 4454, to schedule a consultation at our Irvine, CA, office.