Melt Away Your Double Chin!
Westport | Fairfield CT
Every day, we come across people exhibiting a marked difference in the way they grow old. While some of them are successful in defying age, others succumb to the ravages of time. In keeping with the growing demand for anti-aging treatments, shop shelves are full of products all claiming to give you a magical transformation. These have gained considerable favor with the glitterati and the common folks alike.
While these products do help preserve one’s youthful looks, they only offer temporary results. Fortunately, there are procedures available today that offer longer lasting results. Kybella is one such option.
The Fat-Melting Abilities of Kybella Injections
Kybella, a prescription treatment, is a safe and effective procedure used to eliminate stubborn, undesired fat deposits under the chin without extensive surgery or recovery time. The main component of these injections, deoxycholic acid, is a molecule that occurs naturally in the body and promotes the breakdown and absorption of fat.
The treatment involves administering a series of injections in the chin area. The number of sessions required is entirely dependent on the individual needs of each patient. This can be discussed during your consultation. Once injected into the fatty deposits under your chin, Kybella disrupts these fat cells and keeps the region from storing or accumulating fat in the future.
Kybella Injections: How They Work
Kybella is the first injectable treatment that has been approved by the FDA to treat fat deposits under the chin, in the submental area. Once injected, it dissolves the fat, leaving the chin area more contoured.
The technique is similar to Botox treatments in that Kybella is injected in the treatment area through a small needle. The number of injections each individual receives varies depending on the individual and the area being treated. The process lasts for about thirty minutes, including the time it takes to mark the area where the injection will be administered and the time to numb the area.
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As with any procedure that I embark upon with my patients, it’s important that we meet to discuss your expectations and desires and for me to see your unique physiology first hand. Kybella is usually a very simple procedure that has limited downtime and post-injection swelling. Most patients see the best results after 2-3 sessions. For those individuals with a lot of submental fat in the chin area, liposuction is a tried and true solution that is a “one and done” procedure. We can evaluate the pros and cons together when we meet in my office.
We expect Kybella results to be very long-lasting, if not indefinite. Your body eliminates the destroyed fat cells and will not grow new cells to replace them. Because of this, you should be able to enjoy a slimmer, more sculpted jawline for a prolonged period. That said, there are a few factors that can affect the appearance of the upper neck and chin area. One is your weight and the other is your body's unique response to aging.
Kybella does not completely eliminate fat cells in the target area. This means that the cells that do remain under the chin can grow larger. Your diet and exercise habits have a significant effect on the expansion of fat cells. Kybella also works by targeting fat cells. It does not tighten the skin nor does it prevent the decline in skin firmness that occurs as your body produces less and less collagen. As you age, your chin and neck area may start to loosen and sag, degrading the effects achieved using Kybella. Dr. Mahony offers surgical and non-surgical treatments that can address tissue laxity and can help you determine which approach may be ideal for you.
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You may be a good candidate for the treatment if:
- You’re dissatisfied with excess fat under your chin
- You’re not ready for a cosmetic surgery treatment
- You want to enhance the appearance of your face