Excess fat below the jaw line, also known as a “double chin,” is a common problem area for both men and women. This unsightly facial feature has many causes, including weight gain, genetics and aging. But no matter what the cause may be, it is the source of embarrassment or frustration for many people.
If you are bothered by the appearance of bulging fat underneath the chin, Dr. Ronald Schuster, a respected plastic surgeon in Baltimore, has good news for you. A new nonsurgical injectable treatment has recently been approved by the FDA to help eliminate the dreaded double chin.* Here, Dr. Schuster shares more information on this revolutionary treatment.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is a facial injectable treatment made of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that targets and destroys fat cells. While most injectables add volume to the face, Kybella actually reduces fat in the chin area, eliminating the unattractive “double chin” effect.*
How Does Kybella Work?
Kybella works by breaking down fat cells in the chin area, which are then naturally absorbed by the body. Kybella treatment works because the fat cells targeted are completely destroyed.
* Any future weight gain will be more evenly distributed throughout the face and neck area.*
What Is the Kybella Treatment Like?
Treatment with Kybella is quick and virtually painless; Dr. Schuster can perform one treatment in about 15 minutes. To start, Dr. Schuster will apply a topical agent to numb the chin and jaw area. He will then inject the solution into the targeted areas on the chin that contain the most fat. Once the treatment is over, you may see some redness and swelling in the chin area. This typically subsides after a couple of days.* The treatment requires very little downtime; most patients are able to return to their normal routines one or two days after treatment.*
Kybella treatment typically consists of two to four sessions of injections administered six to eight weeks apart.* Depending on the amount of fat under the chin, Dr. Schuster may recommend up to six sessions.*
When Will I See the Results?
You can expect to notice a slight improvement in the appearance of the chin one month after the first treatment.* However, it may take about three months for the final results to show.* The results are gradual, but nonetheless natural-looking and beautiful; you can expect a thinner, more well-defined jaw line!*
Am I a Candidate for Kybella?
You may be an eligible candidate for Kybella if you:
- Have excess fat on the chin (i.e., a double chin)
- Are 18 years or older
- Are in good overall health
- Have realistic expectations
How Do I Learn More About Kybella?
You can learn more about Kybella by scheduling a personal consultation with Dr. Schuster. Please call (410) 902-9800 today.
*Individual results may vary