Sometimes it doesn’t really matter what you do. Stubborn fat, like that often found under the chin, does not respond to any amount of exercise or dietary changes. Submental fat, commonly known as a double chin, is notoriously unresponsive to weight loss or a good diet in many cases. Fortunately, a double chin treatment with Kybella® can help remove this unwanted fat with a series of small injections under the chin area.

What is Kybella®?

Kybella® is an injectable treatment for the removal of a double chin. The product works by destroying fat cells using a synthetic acid that mimics an acid found in your digestive tract. It is best for the treatment of small areas since it directly targets fat cells in a localized area. Although it has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the reduction of a double chin, many health care practitioners are safely employing it as an off-label treatment for stubborn fat pockets.

Is Kybella® Treatment Right for Me?

This treatment may benefit you if you are seeking to reduce fat located in a small area like a double chin. You may make a good candidate if you are relatively young and do not have excessive skin that could become saggy after the fat is missing. Strong candidates are those who are willing to undergo a series of treatment sessions spaced several weeks apart.

One key takeaway is that your Kybella® results will be ultimately determined by your own body. There is no way to know for sure what your precise results will eventually be. Although the treatment could work extremely well for your friend or your neighbor, you may need more treatments to obtain similar results.

What Happens After My Treatment?

You will be able to drive yourself home or return to work immediately after your treatment. There are no restrictions on your activities, but you may want to refrain from exercising until it is completely comfortable. After destruction by Kybella®, fat cells are permanently gone and will not be replaced. However, it is still possible to regain fat in the area if you gain weight after your treatment because the remaining fat cells can expand in size.

Contact Us Today for More Information

To learn more about what Kybella® can do for you, we warmly invite you to make an appointment with the office of Dr. Joseph Banis. At our convenient location in Louisville, KY, our caring and devoted professionals will be pleased to explain this treatment in greater detail and answer any questions you may have about this double chin treatment. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!