If you have a double chin, you may hope that losing weight will make it go away. But a double chin is the result of something called submental fat, which is stubbornly difficult to eliminate.
You might have read about some types of exercises that the author claims can eliminate a double chin, but such exercises aren’t always effective.
If you’re looking for something to target submental fat and get rid of your double chin once and for all, consider Kybella®. This nonsurgical procedure uses injections to dissolve the fat in your chin.
Our providers at eleven19 Medical + Weight Loss explain more about how Kybella can rid you of your double chin.
Most people who have double chins are at least a little bit embarrassed by them. A 2015 survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery found that 67% of people are bothered by their double chins.
You can have a double chin, even if the rest of your body is slim. In fact, if you’ve lost a lot of weight, you might be disappointed that the fat on your chin is so difficult to get rid of. That’s because you can’t spot-treat weight loss.
Kybella is an FDA-approved procedure in which we inject your double chin area with deoxycholic acid.
Before the procedure, we numb your skin to prepare you for the injections. Then you receive 15-20 injections of deoxycholic acid into the area under your chin. There’s no downtime after the procedure, so you can go back to work after having it done.
Deoxycholic acid is a form of bile salt that your body naturally produces. This means that your body doesn’t recognize it as a foreign substance. Over time, your body is unable to store fat in the treated area anymore.
Don’t feel disappointed if you don’t see immediate results. The injections continue to work over the course of several weeks.
Most people need more than one Kybella session to see optimal results. You may see some shrinkage of your submental fat, but it will continue to shrink if you get additional treatments. You can get up to six Kybella treatments, each of which can be a month apart between.
Some side effects are common and are to be expected. They include:
These side effects are usually minor and should gradually fade over a week or two. Kybella dissolves the fat under your skin and eventually disappears altogether.
Most people are good candidates for the Kybella procedure. But you may not be a good candidate for the procedure if you:
Are you bothered by your double chin and looking for an alternative to liposuction? Consider Kybella treatments. Contact us at eleven19 Medical + Weight Loss for a consultation today. We’re located in Santa Ana, Fullerton, and Ontario, California.