Everyone hates having some extra junk under his or her chin — the dreaded double chin. But this spring you can show your double chin the door with Kybella® at Cosmetic and Reconstructive Specialists of Florida. Kybella® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable drug that shrinks double chins.
Double chins are not unusual
Many of us believe everyone else has a double chin, but not us. Reality says otherwise. As our tissues loosen with aging and as some fat accumulates under our chin, the result is inevitable sagging — a double chin.
But you’re not alone. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery conducted a survey and found that 67% of people said they’re bothered by a double chin. That’s two thirds of the respondents. Plus, those respondents said their chins bothered them just as much as wrinkles and other signs of aging.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is basically made from deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the human body that helps with the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. The simple concept behind Kybella® is that deoxycholic doesn’t know the difference between fat that is eaten or fat that has simply collected under your chin. When injected, it breaks down the fat, just as it does with dietary fat. When the fat cells under your chin are broken down the contour of your chin slims dramatically.
Until Kybella® came on the scene, the only way to address your double chin was through a facelift or neck lift, along with targeted liposuction. Now you can achieve the same results without surgery!
Your Kybella® session at CRS
Dr. Low and Dr. Cheung customize our Kybella® treatments for each patient. Some patients see the results they want after two to four treatments; others require six (the FDA approved maximum is six). The number of treatments will depend on the amount of fat stored under your chin, along with your desired final profile. Each treatment is spaced four weeks apart.
Kybella® has no side effects and requires no recovery time. You will likely have some swelling in the area; this is especially true with higher levels of fat accumulation. But this resolves in anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks.
Because Kybella® destroys the fat cells, results are permanent. However, if you gain weight, submental fat can return.
Since we’re about to the vernal equinox, why not make your double chin so last season with Kybella injections at Cosmetic and Reconstructive Specialists of Florida. Call us at (954) 533-8029 to schedule your Kybella consultation.