Diet- and exercise-resistant fat, particularly on the chin, can be a bothersome concern for many people. Commonly called a “double chin,” submental fat can develop in men and women even if they are in good shape, eat healthy, and work out regularly. Fortunately, our board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ali Sepehr, offers a non-surgical option that can help contour the face with minimal downtime. It’s called KYBELLA™, and it’s an FDA-approved cosmetic injectable designed to break down fatty tissue.
When you arrive for your initial consultation, Dr. Sepehr can evaluate your concerns and determine if KYBELLA™ is right for your needs and goals. KYBELLA™ is administered into targeted locations on the chin using an ultrafine needle. We want your experience to be as pleasant as possible, and most patients report little to no discomfort.
The active ingredient in KYBELLA™, called deoxycholic acid, is a substance found in the body that helps to break down fat. Once treatment is finished, we recommend you return home to relax for the rest of the day. Some patients choose to take a day or two off from their routine. Dr. Sepehr can provide more information on downtime during your meeting.
KYBELLA™ works with your natural metabolic system, so results should develop gradually over the course of several weeks and months. One session often will be sufficient to achieve individual goals; however, every patient is unique and two treatments may be required in some cases. This technique offers long-lasting benefits, and retreatment may not be necessary.
For patients who are affected by excess fat under the chin and prefer a non-surgical approach to double chin reduction, KYBELLA™ may be an excellent option. Talk to us today to learn more.