Sculpt Your Chin Without Surgery
- Posted on: Jul 15 2019
We’ve come to expect the signs of aging at some point. In light of recent developments in plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine, most people recognize that aging is not something they have no control over. One need not wait until cosmetic frustrations become overwhelming. Innovative injectable treatments like Botox, dermal fillers, and Kybella have made it possible to correct certain problems in as little as one visit with an experienced provider. When a patient expresses concern about stubborn double-chin fat, we turn to Kybella.
What Is Kybella®?
Kybella is a cosmetic injectable whose arrival was long-awaited. Approved by the FDA a few years ago, this drug was developed with the intention of destroying localized pockets of fat. Currently, FDA approval is limited to the treatment of submental fullness, the fatty deposits that create the appearance of a double-chin. Injections work by introducing deoxycholic acid into the space between fat cells. This acid that the body naturally uses to break down dietary fat disrupts the integrity of the fat cell membrane. The subsequent damage to the cells that absorb the acid results in their elimination through the lymphatic system.
What is Kybella Treatment Like?
To eliminate stubborn fat using Kybella, a few treatment sessions may be needed. Patients arrive early to receive a local, topical anesthetic. As superficial tissue becomes numb, an experienced provider marks the treatment area using a precise graph. This graph isolates the area between the upper chin and the upper neck. After the treatment area is marked, injections are administered into each point made by the graph. This technique achieves the most precise diffusion of deoxycholic acid across the neck.
Following Kybella treatment, patients are able to resume normal activities. A sensation of fullness should be expected alongside noticeable swelling. This is due to the insertion of liquid into the area. Swelling dissipates over the course of several days. In the interim, many patients wear a scarf or high-necked top to camouflage the area.
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