Sometimes a double chin is the result of the aging process, while other times it is an inherited genetic trait that we probably wish we’d never received. Unfortunately, dieting and exercise do little to contour this difficult to reach area.
Luckily, there are several solutions to help do away with frustrating submental fat. The first is a surgical neck lift, but this comes with certain risks and a substantial downtime, not to mention scarring. The second option is treatment with Kybella, an injectable that is FDA approved to help reduce stubborn fat pockets beneath the chin.
“I was nervous venturing into the plastic surgery world with no family members or friends to give personal recommendations. After my initial consultation with Dr. Lee, I felt immediately at ease with her. Her knowledge and professionalism is clearly evident but her friendliness and sense of humor is an added bonus!”
Kybella is made from deoxycholic acid, a compound found naturally in the human body. Deoxycholic acid is responsible for fat metabolism. It destroys the cell membranes of fat cells, eradicating them and flushing them out as waste. When injected into the double chin area, Kybella accomplishes this same goal, delivering a more elegant and refined silhouette as well as a better self-image.
With the rise of minimally-invasive treatments such as Kybella, there are many important things to keep in mind when it comes to sifting through all the different providers that may offer the aesthetic service. A study published in the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery journal highlighted the importance of choosing an MD for your injections: Among the tens of thousands surveyed, the consensus remained the same across the world- the more training a provider has, the better equipped they are to administer these treatments. Those questioned believe plastic surgeons and dermatologists are the most trustworthy providers of injectable treatments. Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon will ensure that your injector is well-trained in facial anatomy and fully prepared to handle any complications in the unlikely event that something goes wrong!