Are you self conscious about your double chin? Does it run in your family? Have wished for a way to remove your double chin without surgery?
Why do I have a double chin?
A double chin is caused by excess fat accumulation below the jawline. It affects men and women alike, and can result from aging, genetics, and weight gain. This excess fat is typically resistant to diet and exercise. Many people are thin and healthy but still suffer with a double chin.
What are my options?
Until now the most effective way to remove the excess fat was through liposuction, sometimes combined with a neck lift. Liposuction is a good option. It is usually successful, but it can be costly and painful.
Newer options include Cool Sculpting which freezes the fat that the body then absorbs and excretes. But it has its own risks. Ultherapy uses ultrasound to tighten and lift without surgery. It can last a year or longer and requires maintenance treatments.
For the first time there is a nonsurgical option, an injectable, called Kybella. Kybella is the first and only FDA approved injectable approved to reduce fat under the chin. It was designed specifically for people with double chins, no matter the cause. And it is available now.
Kybella is best for people with moderate to severe fat accumulation below the jawline. It contains a chemical made in the body, called deoxycholic acid, which works to break down the fat that is then naturally eliminated. Kybella destroys the fat cells permanently. Importantly, Kybella has a preference for fat, so it will not harm surrounding tissues. Moreover, Kybella has some advantages over liposuction, such as reduced down time and lower risk of bruising.
For best results, make sure that your doctor is properly trained, skilled and experienced. Dr. Waltzman has the training, skills and experience to safely inject Kybella to artistically sculpt your new profile.
Kybella will gradually treat submental stubborn fat without incisions or stiches. The procedure lasts about 15 minutes, with minimal discomfort and downtime. Most people will require two to three visits, spaced a month apart to achieve the desired effects.
Temporary side effects are swelling, bruising, numbness, and redness. Swelling is associated with the reaction that causes the breakdown of the fat. The swelling will improve over a few weeks and then the skin will begin to tighten and reveal an improved neckline. While it may cost as much as liposuction, there is no pain, and no recovery required; and Kybella can produce liposuction like results.
Am I a good candidate?
If you have a double chin, this non-invasive treatment could be a good option for you. If your double chin is resistant to lifestyle and diet changes, Kybella could be the solution. However, if you have a significant amount of loose, sagging skin under your chin, it may not accomplish your goals without a skin tightening procedure.
At your consultation appointment with Dr. Waltzman, you and he will discuss your goals and determine whether you are a good candidate for Kybella. If so, he will advise you as to how many treatments you will need based on your desired chin profile. Once the desired result is achieved, re-treatment should not be necessary.
If you desire a refined profile, Kybella may be for you. Kybella is available now at The Waltzman Institute in Long Beach, CA. Schedule a consultation and find out for yourself.