The submental area is the region below the chin. When fat deposits form in the submental area, this is known as submental fullness – or, more commonly, a double chin. The cause for this condition is different in different people. Some naturally have a visibly fuller submental area. Some gain extra fat in this area due to weight gain, others due to pregnancy.

Treating the condition is now simpler than ever thanks to the availability of Kybella, an efficient and popular treatment option. Kybella is a solution tailored to suit various degrees of submental fullness.

The product itself is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. It is very similar to the natural deoxycholic acid found in the body, which helps with processing of dietary fats. Because it is so similar, it is well tolerated by the body.

The Benefits of Kybella

Kybella is a non-surgical minimally invasive treatment method. There are no incisions made, so there will be no scars left after treatment. As there is no surgery involved, the risk of infection is also reduced.

The fact that Kybella is minimally invasive means that it does not require a long period of downtime. Once the procedure is finished, it will be possible to resume your normal schedule. You should not need to take a time off of work.

The results of the treatment are long lasting. Because the fat cells in the region below the chin are destroyed, they will no longer be present to increase in size and create new fullness.

The Kybella Consultation

Before you get your first session of Kybella, you will need to sit with Dr. Mandell-Brown and discuss the treatment during a consultation. As part of this consultation, Dr. Mandell-Brown will explain the details of the procedure. You will tell him about your aesthetic goals and inform him of your complete medical history. You will also be able to look at before-and-after photos to get a better idea of what Kybella can do for you.

The Treatment – What to Expect

Kybella is administered in the form of multiple injections in the problem area over the course of about 15 to 20 minutes. Local anesthetic is given first in order to make the procedure more comfortable. The sites of the injections and the number of injections needed are determined by the amount of fat present in the submental region.

After treatment, the body slowly processes the destroyed fat cells, filtering them out of the body safely and naturally. Over time, the results of the Kybella treatment begin to become evident.

The number of treatment sessions of Kybella required will vary depending on the fat content present in the submental region. The way the skin reacts to each treatment will be monitored and changes will be made to the treatment plan accordingly, if required. Once the full series of treatments is given, the problem is permanently taken care of, so later repetitions will not be required.

Before treatment, general instructions will be given regarding preparation and aftercare. Care should be taken if planning for other cosmetic procedures close to having a Kybella session.

Ready to Arrange Your Consultation

If you’re feeling ready to arrange your Kybella consultation, contact our office and schedule your appointment. Skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Mandell-Brown will be happy to help you get rid of your double chin.