Are you embarrassed or self-conscious by the fat under your chin? Do you eat well and exercise but the fat under your chin doesn’t seem to go away? At Ohio Plastic surgery Specialists, we have a solution that can help eliminate the appearance of a double chin called KYBELLA®.
KYBELLA® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the treatment area under the chin to improve your profile. KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once fat cells are destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired facial profile.
Before giving the injection, Dr. Bernacki will examine the area under and around your chin to determine if KYBELLA® is right for you. Then, Dr. Bernacki will tailor your treatment to the amount of fat under the chin and your aesthetic goals.
During each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile.
Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Dr. Bernacki will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Each KYBELLA® treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should not receive more than 6 treatments. In clinical studies, 59% of patients received 6 treatments.
If you are interested in eliminating fat under your chin or want to learn more, contact our office to schedule a consultation!