Some people have excess fat in the area below their chin, also known as the submental region. This creates the appearance of having two chins and is referred to as a double chin. A double chin can make a person look older and out of shape, which can lead to teasing and self-confidence issues.

This problem can be a result of a number of factors, including weight gain, heredity, and the natural effects of aging. Some are able to get rid of a double chin naturally through exercise and diet techniques. But for many others, it is a stubborn issue that is difficult to fix.

Invasive surgical procedures like liposuction and the neck lift can help correct this condition. However, many people are uncomfortable with the idea of surgery and want to avoid long periods of recovery and downtime.

Thankfully, there is a new alternative in the form of a product called Kybella. This is a simple injectable drug that can get rid of a double chin by targeting and reducing excess fat.

Kybella Treats a Double Chin

Kybella is approved by the FDA and is manufactured by Kythera Biopharmaceuticals. More than 80% participants in the clinical trial experienced a significant reduction in chin fat. Because it is so simple and effective, it has become quite popular.

Kybella contains deoxycholic acid. This is a chemical that naturally occurs in the body, and its function is to break down fat that we consume. When excess chin fat is broken down, it is gradually filtered out of the body.

The Kybella Treatment Procedure

To treat a patient who has a double chin, a numbing cream is first used to numb the areas marked by Dr. Lam. Kybella is then injected into these areas. This causes the fat cells below the chin to be permanently destroyed.

After the treatment session, you will not need to stay at our office and can instead go home and relax. You will not need to undergo downtime or healing time, and you can return to your regular activities.

Within a few weeks, any swelling due to the injections will subside and the effects of the procedure will start to become visible. Multiple sessions are needed for those who have a pronounced double chin. These sessions would usually happen a month after the previous one, and the exact number of sessions required will be decided during the initial consultation with Dr. Lam.

Once the body has completely filtered out the destroyed fat cells, the double chin is eliminated, causing the face and neck to look younger. The double chin does not return.

Contact Our Office and Set Up Your Consultation

Kybella has been proven to be a safe, reliable, and a highly effective method to get rid of submental fat. If you’re tired of being singled out for your double chin, it’s time to make a change. Contact the office of Dr. Nicholas Lam, an experienced and well-respected physician, to set up your consultation and learn more about what Kybella has to offer.