There once was a time when having a double-chin or any type of excess fat on your chin could only be removed through liposuction. While you may have tried diet or exercise to try to lessen or burn the fat that rests under your chin (submental fat), it can be very difficult to get rid of. The good news is the Bougainvillea Clinique now offers another non-surgical treatment for chin fat: Kybella.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is made from deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring substance that helps your body absorb fat cells that can rid you of unwanted fat that rests underneath your chin. When properly injected, it eventually destroys the cells’ membranes, causing them to die. As the fat cells underneath your chin die, your body absorbs and removes the excess fat, leaving your chin, neck and and jawline looking more tight and contoured. This provides a more youthful and attractive appearance, frequently making people feel more confident about themselves. Kybella may be administered several times, usually 3-4 times, though sometimes as many as 6 times if there is a large amount of fat. Each administration will be scheduled one or more months apart. Kybella is especially suited for men and women who would prefer a procedure that allows them to be more discreet than with surgical procedures, particularly in the workplace.
Why Choose Kybella?
Previously when a person wanted to be rid of excess chin fat, they may have opted for submental liposuction. Now there is non-surgical option to improve the contour of the neck and jaw. Benefits of Kybella include:
- FDA-cleared for use on submental fat
- Non-surgical procedure
- Minimally invasive
- Requires zero downtime
- Reduces fat underneath your chin
- No general anesthesia required
- Rare and minimal side effects, each of which often remedy themselves (bruising, pain, and redness at the injection site)
Why choose our office for your Kybella procedure
While Kybella is FDA-approved for use in submental fat, if it is injected in the wrong places, it could cause temporary nerve damage or difficulty swallowing. Dr. Hartog is Board-Certified and one of the first to be trained and certified in Kybella, providing a safe and effective treatment.
Choose a plastic surgeon that can safely and effectively help you to be free from submental fat. Dr. Hartog and his nurse practitioners will meet with you for a consultation about how Kybella can change your look and your life. To schedule your appointment, please fill out the form on this page or call us at 407-678-3116.