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Kybella for Double Chin Treatment

By Dr. Charles J. Galanis

Kybella Double Chin at Galanis Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA

Do you have excess fat beneath your chin? Fat accumulation under the chin can create a soft, weak facial structure that lacks definition. While you may think weight loss will help combat a double chin, that’s not always the case. Sometimes, a double chin is found even on the slimmest of people.

Galanis Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, provides Kybella injectables to reduce unwanted fat around the chin and jawline. To learn how to get rid of a double chin and find out more about Kybella treatment, continue reading.

The Causes of a Double Chin

Having a double chin is one of the most common aesthetic complaints in the world. A double chin can be found in both men and women at any age. 

You may think that double chins are only caused by being overweight, but many people experience a double chin at a healthy body weight. This is because several things can cause a double chin to develop.

A double chin is most often caused by excess fat on the body. While this is found in patients who are overweight, it can occur in others due to the following:

  • Certain medication use
  • Underlying health conditions
  • Genetics

Certain medications and underlying health issues can lead to fat accumulation around the face and neck. This fat accumulation can occur even when the rest of the body does not hold excess fat. 

In other cases, there is a genetic predisposition to double chin development. This can be seen as early as childhood, with even slimmer children carrying extra weight beneath their chin.

What Is Kybella?

Kybella is an injectable cosmetic treatment that is used to reduce unwanted fat beneath the chin. Kybella uses an innovative solution to break down fat cells and permanently destroy them. These fat cells are then removed from the body through the natural lymphatic drainage system. The result is a more contoured, structured jawline area.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kybella Treatment

Do you want to reduce your double chin with Kybella treatment? Anyone who is new to Kybella should take a look at these common questions clients have about the procedure.

Who Qualifies for Kybella Injections?

The ideal candidate for Kybella treatment is anyone who has excess fat accumulation beneath the chin. This includes men and women. You can receive Kybella treatment at any age. 

If your double chin is the result of excess skin rather than fat, you may not be a candidate for Kybella treatment. In these cases, we may recommend a skin tightening treatment instead.

Is Kybella a Walk-In Treatment?

To receive Kybella treatment, you must first have a consultation with a cosmetic medicine provider. You cannot just walk in and get treatment right away. We need to assess your double chin and discuss your desired outcome to determine whether Kybella is the best fit for you.

What Is a Kybella Session Like?

Before your Kybella session begins, we will carefully review the process and go over your cosmetic goals. This is just to confirm that you understand the procedure and still wish to have treatment performed. This information will also be reviewed during your initial consultation appointment.

After we’ve reviewed the process, your Kybella session can begin. You will sit back in a reclined position and relax comfortably while we perform the treatment. The process starts with the application of a topical numbing agent. This will be gently massaged into the skin beneath your chin. 

It will take about five to ten minutes for the topical anesthetic to take full effect. Once it has, we may use a marker to make small marks on your skin. These marks indicate where your Kybella injections will be placed, allowing for exact precision.

When your skin has been appropriately marked, we begin to administer your injections. The Kybella injections will be carefully placed directly into the tissues under your chin. This process can take anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Once all of the necessary injections have been administered, you will be able to leave. 

Is There Any Recovery Process After Kybella Treatment?

Kybella is a non-surgical, outpatient procedure. There is no recovery process or downtime involved afterward. You can resume your normal activities on the same day as your Kybella session.

Do I Need Multiple Kybella Sessions?

For optimal results, you will need to return for several Kybella sessions. Kybella works in a gradual manner, which means you will need to receive repeated injections over the course of several weeks. We recommend waiting about three weeks between each Kybella session. Most patients see ideal results after three to four sessions.

Will My Kybella Results Be Permanent?

After your initial round of treatment is completed, Kybella will permanently destroy the fat cells in your double chin. These results will be permanent unless other factors are at play. 

Things like weight gain, medication use, and certain underlying conditions can cause a double chin to re-develop over time. If this occurs, we can repeat your Kybella treatment.

Schedule Your Kybella Treatment Today

Have you been searching for how to get rid of a double chin? If you struggle with excess fat under the chin, you may benefit from Kybella treatment. Kybella injectables break down and destroy the fat cells beneath your chin, helping create a more structured facial appearance.

At Galanis Plastic Surgery, we offer Kybella treatment to reduce unwanted chin fat. We work with patients throughout Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding cities. Schedule your consultation appointment with us today!

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