The New Double Chin Removal Treatment
In 2016 we seen a rise a popularity of a new double chin removal procedure that is showing major promise in terms of both cosmetic results, but patient safety as well.
The procedure is called Kybella and it is currently the only non-surgical solution to submental fat reduction. By injecting a synthetic fat breakdown molecule into the fat beneath the chin, cosmetic surgeons are able to provide permanent results to patients’ unwanted double chins.
How does Kybella work?
Kybella is an injection of synthetic deoxycholic acid, the molecule responsible for fat breakdown in our bodies, directly into the submental fat.
The injection stimulates the breakdown of the unwanted fat beneath the patient’s chin. The fat is permanently eliminated from the body in 1-2 Kybella treatments.
Is Kybella Safe?
Kybella is FDA approved as a safe and effective double chin removal solution. By mimicking the body’s natural fat breakdown molecules, Kybella minimizes the potential for harmful side-effects. As a minimally invasive procedure, Kybella also presents a much safer alternative to traditional chin liposuction that has been used for years.
A simple injection is all that is required for patients to experience the fat reduction effects of this procedure, thus, Kybella offers no recovery time or permanent scarring.
Clinical research supporting Kybella’s double chin removal application
Though this procedure has only been FDA approved for little more than a year and a half (April 29, 2015), it has already received a number of successful clinical evaluations. Over 20 clinical studies have shown definitive links between the fat loss effects of Kybella and double chin reduction.
Thousands of patients have experienced permanent double chin removal from Kybella since its inception. This is in line with the FDA’s evaluation and the conclusive findings in the clinical research that has been conducted for this procedure.
Patients who choose to undergo Kybella for double chin removal, will be given the choice to receive a local anesthetic, a topical numbing agent or neither form of pain relief. Once the patient is set and comfortable to begin the procedure, the aesthetics specialist will proceed to insert a series of injections that can vary between 20 and 35 injections of the synthetic deoxycholic acid into the treatment area. The number of injections will vary depending upon the size of the treatment area. Injections will sting upon entry and may leave patients with a burning sensation that can last up to 10 minutes.
Patients may experience discomfort at this time, however, the discomfort often subsides as the procedure continues.
After the procedure, patients may experience residual numbness, bruising and swelling for up to 10 days. Once the effects of the injections have subsided, patients should be left with noticeable results in around 4 weeks after the Kybella application.
Where does Kybella align with other double chin removal procedures?
Kybella bridges a necessary gap between serious chin liposuction surgeries and the non fat reducing procedure of skin tightening. By injecting a chemical fat breakdown agent, Kybella is able to provide complete fat loss without permanent scarring or the risks associated with invasive surgeries in a very compact and vulnerable area of the body.
Skin tightening procedures, like Ultherapy, are best used in conjunction with Kybella double chin removal therapy to reshape the elastin in the excess skin left from fat loss.