Submental fullness, more commonly referred to as a double chin, is a condition in which excess fat develops underneath the chin. This common concern is not always directly related to weight; it can show up and stick around no matter what type of diet and exercise routine you follow. At Transformations Plastic Surgery, Dr. Pryor helps Chicago patients combat submental fullness with Kybella®. Schedule your consultation with us today to find out if this treatment is right for you!
What Is Kybella®?
Kybella® is a unique injectable treatment specifically designed to get rid of a double chin. The active ingredient in Kybella® is deoxycholic acid, a substance naturally produced by the body to break down dietary fat. When injected into the submental area, it destroys the excess fat cells responsible for causing your double chin.
What Can I Expect?
Treatment with will begin with a consultation with Dr. Pryor, during which you will have the chance to discuss your questions and concerns and find out if Kybella® is the best course of action for you.
Each series of injections typically takes no longer than 20 minutes to complete. The number of treatment sessions you will need will depend on factors such as the severity of your submental fullness and your aesthetic goals. Many patients may need up to six treatment sessions spaced about a month apart to see optimal results.
When Can I See Results?
After the excess fat cells are destroyed, they are naturally processed by the body. Patients typically begin to see results within three to six weeks of their treatment, after which they may continue to improve over the course of the next few months. Since Kybella® permanently destroys the fat cells in the treated area, patients who maintain a stable weight may never have to deal with submental fullness again.
What Are the Benefits of Kybella®?
As an effective, non-surgical treatment, Kybella® comes with a wide array of benefits, including:
- Minimally invasive
- Little to no downtime
- Safe for most patients
- Long-lasting results
Who Is a Good Candidate for Kybella®?
Most healthy adults who do not have an infection in the treated area make good candidates for Kybella®. During your consultation, be sure disclose any medications you are taking, especially if they are blood thinners.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Common side effects such as swelling, bruising, and redness are mild and generally resolve themselves within a few days. Side effects are often minor enough that the patient will not need to spend much, if any, time recovering.
Anyone who has dealt with a double chin understands how difficult it can be to get rid of it. Kybella® can help. We provide Kybella® among our many cosmetic services at Transformations Plastic Surgery in Rockford, IL. If you live in Chicago or the surrounding area, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.
All patient results may vary. Kybella is performed for cosmetic purposes only and results are not guaranteed, nor are permanent. All patients are different and in no way will any procedure nor their recovery be alike for everyone.