Have you ever taken a picture at the wrong angle and been discouraged by the excess skin below your chin? There is finally a product out there to fix the “double chin” problem many people experience. The Board Certified Plastic Surgeons here at Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists are here to help! Kybella® is an injectable that is the first and only FDA approved treatment used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin, also referred to as a “double chin”.
The active ingredient in Kybella® is deoxycholic acid, a natural-occuring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Once it is injected into the area below your chin, it causes the destruction of fat calls. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. It is up to you and your doctor to determine how many treatments you would need based on your desired results. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. Kybella® is designed to destroy the fat cells, once these cells are destroyed they cannot store or accumulate fat, therefore retreatment is not expected.
Before and After photos for Kybella® can be found on their website: http://consumers.mykybella.com/before-afters. If you have any questions about Kybella® or want to schedule a consultation, call our office today!