Are you struggling to get rid of a persistent double chin? Fat under the chin is one of the most common aesthetic complaints, affecting both men and women of all ages. Even the slimmest, most physically fit people can have a double chin. This is because the fat cells in this region are often hard to lose with diet and exercise alone.
One method of removing a double chin is submental liposuction, but many patients wish to avoid surgical intervention. Fortunately, there is a non-surgical alternative that can reduce fat under the chin and create a more sculpted appearance.
Kybella cosmetic injectables break down fat cells under the chin and remove them from the body without surgery. Columbus Facial Plastics in Columbus, OH, offers Kybella treatment to help patients reach their cosmetic goals. Read on to learn more about Kybella chin fat removal.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that aims to remove excess fat from under the chin. This is most often referred to as a “double chin.” Kybella comes in the form of a cosmetic injectable that is administered into the tissue under the chin. The innovative formula can break down fat cells, creating a slimmer facial appearance.
This treatment is an outpatient procedure that allows patients to return home immediately afterward. There is no downtime required with Kybella. For many patients, Kybella is an excellent alternative to removing chin fat with liposuction or other more invasive methods.
How Does Kybella Remove Submental Fat?
Kybella cosmetic injectables work by directly targeting the fat cells in your submental area. The submental area is the space just under the chin and jawline, where fat tends to accumulate with age. Even after losing weight elsewhere, many people still carry a small amount of fat in this region.
We use an ultrafine needle to gently place the Kybella solution into the tissues of your submental area. Kybella immediately begins working to break down any fat cells within these tissues. These destroyed fat cells are later removed from the body through the natural lymphatic drainage process.
What to Expect During a Kybella Session
One of the best things about Kybella treatment is its simplicity. Compared with many other chin fat removal methods, this procedure is fast and easy.
During your Kybella session, you’ll be able to sit or lie back comfortably while our cosmetic medicine professional administers your treatment. A local anesthetic may be applied to your skin for optimal comfort. An ultrafine needle is then used to inject the Kybella solution into multiple sites under the chin.
Once the injections are administered, your Kybella session is complete! You will be able to return home and resume normal activities. There is no downtime or recovery process necessary.
Common Questions About Kybella Chin Fat Removal
Many of our patients are just hearing of Kybella for the first time, which means they likely have certain questions about the procedure. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about Kybella chin fat removal.
Will I Have a Consultation Before Kybella Treatment?
Before scheduling your first Kybella session, you will need to have a consultation with a member of our team. The purpose of your consultation is to ensure that Kybella is the best treatment to meet your needs. If we find that Kybella is not the right fit for you, we will advise you on alternative options.
Do I Need to Prepare for Kybella Injections?
There is little preparation required before Kybella treatment. On the day of your procedure, wash your skin with a mild soap and do not apply any products. Your skin should be free of moisturizers, serums, cosmetics, or any topical treatments. The skin must be bare in case you need a local anesthetic applied before your injections.
How Long Does a Kybella Session Last?
Kybella is a quick and simple outpatient procedure. The entire process takes about 30 minutes. You will be able to return home immediately after your session is complete.
Will I Need Multiple Kybella Sessions?
To see optimal results, you will need to have two to three Kybella sessions spaced several weeks apart. In some cases, patients may need more or fewer Kybella sessions. The number of sessions you’ll need will be discussed during your consultation.
When Will I See the Outcome of My Kybella Treatment?
The results of your Kybella treatment will not be immediate. It can take several weeks for the fat cells to be broken down and subsequently removed from the body. For most patients, the final outcome is apparent about three months after their initial sessions are complete.
Are the Results of Kybella Permanent?
Kybella will permanently destroy the fat cells under your chin. Once they have been broken down and removed, these cells will not return. With that being said, it is possible to accumulate new fat cells in the submental area with significant weight gain.
How Much Does Kybella Treatment Cost?
The cost of Kybella treatment can vary depending on the location of the cosmetic medicine clinic. Most patients in our Columbus, OH, clinic find Kybella to be very affordable.
Kybella Cosmetic Injectables at Columbus Facial Plastics
If you’ve been striving to remove unwanted fat from the chin area with no success, Kybella could be the right option for you.
Columbus Facial Plastics provides Kybella chin fat removal for patients throughout Columbus, OH, and surrounding cities. Kybella can help you achieve the slimmer, more sculpted jawline area that weight loss could not. Call our offices to schedule your Kybella consultation today!