Stubborn fat under the chin can be a hit to one’s self-confidence, as it might make you look older or more heavy-set than you actually are. But now there’s Kybella: a revolutionary injection that melts away fat under the chin and gives you the contoured jawline you’ve always wanted. Here at Plastic Surgery Specialists of South Florida in Hollywood, FL, we’re proud to provide this service and get you feeling more gorgeous in no time.
How Quickly Does Kybella Work?
Kybella’s results generally develop over a few weeks. This is because the treatment works to destroy fat cells around the chin, which then have to leave the body via natural processes. The exact amount of time will, of course, depend on how your body functions. Patients love that the gradual results look incredibly natural, rather than just a surprising sudden change. To learn more about what makes this treatment so popular, read on.
What Exactly Is Kybella?
This FDA-approved, minimally-invasive technique has one of the most effective ways to eliminate a double chin, also known as “submental fullness” available. It’s a series of injections made into the chin, distributing a product that destroys and shrinks fat cells. It’s an incredibly quick process and only takes a few sessions to achieve optimal results. Best of all? It’s permanent.
This treatment uses a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, a molecule found in the body that breaks down fat. While its original function was to target and destroy dietary fat during the digestion process, in this case, it’s been cleverly repurposed to break down fat cells in your chin and along your jawline. Impressive, right?
How Does It Work?
Deoxycholic acid is the main ingredient in the mixture that’s injected into your chin via a fine needle. The mixture gets to work finding and breaking down fat cells, either destroying them entirely or shrinking them down. The destroyed fat cells, as well as fluids released from the shrunken cells, will be treated by the body as waste, and be flushed out of your system by way of excretion. Then it’s only a matter of time before a striking, refined jawline is revealed!
What Is Treatment Like?
The first step of this process is to come in for a consultation with a member of our expert staff. You can tell us about your cosmetic goals and we can make sure this treatment is the best option for you. If we decide another technique will combat your concerns more effectively, we may suggest that. We’ll also look over your medical history and run through any medication you’re taking just so we know you’re an ideal candidate for treatment.
Treatment is performed here in our Hollywood office. Going off a treatment plan we’ve designed specifically to suit you and your needs, we’ll make injections into your submental fullness using a very fine needle. The number of injections we’ll do will depend on the size of your treatment area and the thickness of your skin. Our patients rarely experience any discomfort throughout and are stunned when the session is over in as little as fifteen minutes.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
We may ask you to come back in for a few sessions to achieve optimal results. These are generally spread out over a few months, and it could be up to three or four sessions before you achieve your cosmetic goals. Because sessions are so quick and easy, our patients are happy to slot in these follow-up sessions.
Is There a Recovery Period?
Amazingly, this treatment requires no downtime afterward. You won’t need bandages or time off work, and because it doesn’t use anesthetic, you can even drive yourself to and from our office! This makes appointments easy to sneak in on a lunch break or during a busy day of running errands. We may suggest things like staying out of harsh sunlight or overexerting yourself for a few days afterward, but that will be the extent of it.
Are the Results Lasting?
Because fat cells are only produced during adolescence, you can’t grow new ones when they’re destroyed. So when Kybella Hollywood eliminates fat around the chin, you never have to worry about new cells replacing them! It’s worth noting that some fat cells will only shrink during treatment due to a loss of fluid, and could potentially expand again if you were to put on weight. By maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle, you can ensure your results are consistent and lasting.
Can This Treatment Be Used on Other Parts of the Body?
Because this treatment is so effective at breaking down cells, it’s perfectly suited to targeting fat cells in the double chin, which are very isolated and a safe distance away from important tissues in the body. For that reason, we don’t use Kybella Hollywood anywhere except submental fullness. Patients appreciate that this treatment has been specially designed for one area of the body, as this demonstrates what a specialized technique it is.
Here at Plastic Surgery Specialists of South Florida, we’re proud to offer a number of other fat-loss solutions that can be used to treat problematic areas on the body, including Liposuction, a tummy tuck, and body contouring. During your consultation, we can talk about what treatment might best aid you in reaching your cosmetic goals.
What Causes Submental Fullness?
From genetics to aging to weight gain, there’s no one root cause of a double chin. If you’ve had one for your whole life, they may run in your family. Maybe you’ve noticed one developing as you age, or after you’ve put on weight. According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 68% of Americans have a double chin, so it’s certainly common and natural. But if you’re unhappy with yours, it’s exciting to know that there’s an impressive and effective solution available.
The Benefits of Getting Rid of Your Submental Fullness
Shave Off Pounds and Years
Not literally, of course… but a double chin can make you look older and more heavy-set than you really are. Tight, supple skin is associated with younger faces, and a double chin can create the illusion of extra weight on even a very slim person. You might notice this especially in photos of your face, or when you’re wearing baggy clothing and not showing off the rest of your body. By eliminating your double chin, you can restore your face with youth and enjoy a taut, contoured jawline.
Enjoy Renewed Self-Esteem
If you’ve ever been anxious about how pronounced your double chin is looking, this treatment can alleviate those concerns. No longer will you have to worry about how you pose for photos, or even just talk and laugh when you’re with friends and family. Instead, you can feel confident knowing that your jawline looks great, and feel relaxed in your body. A contoured neck and chin are beautiful, but a person who is happy and comfortable in their body is even more beautiful!
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
If you’re looking to eliminate a double chin and you’re over the age of 18, you may be a suitable candidate for this treatment. We particularly encourage those who lead healthy lifestyles, involving eating well and exercising regularly, to consider this treatment, as staying healthy and not experiencing too much weight gain are crucial for maintaining the best results after your sessions. Those who have time for follow-up sessions and won’t miss appointments are also excellent candidates.
We also remind patients that this is not a way of just shaving off pounds as part of a weight-loss journey; it’s a cosmetic treatment that helps people feel happier and more at ease in their skin. If you’re looking for a way to get rid of a larger percentage of body fat, we can recommend a few alternative procedures instead. If you’re pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, we’ll ask you to wait until you’re finished breastfeeding to undergo this treatment. We’ll also have to make sure you’re not on any medication that can cause blood clotting, or have a medical history that can interfere with the effectiveness of this treatment.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you’re ready to say goodbye to your double chin and hello to feeling more gorgeous in your own skin, you might be interested in Kybella Hollywood. With just a few simple injections, you can have the jawline of your dreams! So book an appointment today with the team at Plastic Surgery Specialists of South Florida in Hollywood, FL.