While there are a lot of people out there who have used surgical procedures to improve their appearance, not everyone is ready for surgery. For individuals in these circumstances, finding nonsurgical solutions is something that is a lot more appealing. If you are an individual who would like to get rid of your double chin but feel uncomfortable using a surgical procedure to do so, look no further than Kybella®.

A double chin is common, but it’s rarely wanted. Many who have a double chin feel very self-conscious about this aspect of their appearance. They may try to hide it when photographs are taken, and they may feel very bad about their appearance when they look in the mirror. In addition to causing a person to actually look a lot heavier than they really are, having a double chain can make you look older than you really are as well.

Many people have had success getting rid of their double chin using liposuction. This is a procedure that involves using a thin tube called a cannula to suction out the fat. While many have been able to enjoy satisfactory results, just the fact that it is surgical procedure makes a lot of people shy away from this treatment.

Kybella® is a relatively new product on the market, but this does not mean that it has not received FDA approval and has not gone through many clinical trials. This is an exciting product that can help you get rid of your double chin non-surgically.

So how does Kybella® work? It involves injecting the product into the area under the chin specifically to treat submental fullness. If you are unfamiliar with the expression, submental fullness refers to the fat under the chin. Currently, Kybella® is the only treatment available specially designed to target and destroy fat cells underneath the chin.

Kybella® uses deoxycholic acid, which is naturally produced in the body to break down dietary fat, to target and destroy the fat cells responsible for your submental fullness. Over time, the dead fat cells are going to be flushed out of your system. As this process takes place, you are slowly going to lose your double chin. As the treatment consists of nothing more than some injections, you won’t have to worry about the recovery time that comes with surgery.

Since Kybella® is so safe, most healthy people who would like to get rid of their double chin will qualify for this treatment. While the number of treatment sessions you will need will depend on your personal situation and goals, patients generally see excellent results after 2-4 sessions. We will help you learn what the treatment entails and exactly what to expect with it during your consultation.

At the office of Joseph Banis, MD, our skilled plastic surgeon offers Kybella® among our many cosmetic procedures and services. Contact our office in Louisville to schedule your consultation and learn more about how this treatment can help you.