Double chins are a signature of sorts for some. Take Jobba the Hut. Without his massive double chin, he might not merit the “Hut” moniker. Take Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey. Well, we don’t know what good his double chin does, but boy does he have a doozy.
Truth be told, most of us have some junk under our collective chins. It’s simply a place where the human body tends to store fat. And because there isn’t any bone supporting the skin, the fat makes it hang down.
Formerly, it was very difficult to do much about a double chin. Once the fat settled in there, it was hard to send it an eviction notice. A neck lift or lower facelift was really the only way to tighten things up.
But that changed in April 2015. That was when the FDA approved a new product called Kybella® specifically to reduce submental fullness. Kybella® is the brand name for an injectable product that reduces fat under the chin and tightens the user’s profile. We offer Kybella® at Saltz Plastic Surgery/Spa Vitoria.
What is Kybella?
Kybella® isn’t an elaborate formula. It basically is deoxycholic acid. We administer Kybella® in a series of injections directly into your double chin area, where the deoxycholic acid breaks down the fat, tightening your profile. The FDA approved up to six Kybella® injection sessions. How many sessions you need depends on your unique situation.
How does Kybella work on double chins?
Fat is the usual reason for a double chin. Fat accumulates under the chin and pushes down on the skin. Deoxycholic acid occurs naturally in the human body. Its job? To break down and aid in the absorption of dietary fat.
You can see where this is going. Deoxycholic acid doesn’t differentiate between fat that is ingested or fat that simply exists in your double chin. So, when Kybella® is injected into the fatty areas of a double chin the deoxycholic acid gets to work breaking down the fat. The body then uses the lymphatic system to flush the broken down fat cells from the body, as it does with all waste products. Once these fat cells are gone, they are gone for good, and your ability to store fat in the area is dramatically reduced. The end result is a dramatically slimmed profile.
How long before I see results with Kybella?
Results aren’t immediate. After your treatment, most of our patients have some swelling for from two days to a couple weeks. This is the reaction as the deoxycholic acid gets down to the business of breaking down your fat. You’ll see results in about one month and they will continue to improve as more fat is broken down and flushed from your system.
How does a slimmer profile sound? We thought so. Call us at Saltz Plastic Surgery/Spa Vitoria, (801) 274-9500 in Salt Lake City or (435) 655-6612 in Park City, and ask about Kybella.