If you’ve tried and failed to slim your double chin with diet and exercise, KYBELLA® may be the answer for you. Contouring the jawline can be challenging because losing weight is no guarantee that your double chin will go away, especially if it’s caused by genetics. KYBELLA® can melt away extra fat beneath the chin and contour your jawline.
At West Michigan Plastic Surgery, Kalamazoo, we offer KYBELLA® to men and women struggling with extra fat below the chin because it has a high success rate. One of our providers is ready to customize a double-chin reduction plan for you to achieve the slimmer jawline you desire.
KYBELLA® is FDA cleared for improving the appearance of moderate to severe submental fat. Submental fat is the concentrated area of subcutaneous fat below the chin, often referred to as a double chin. KYBELLA® has the distinction of being the first injectable double-chin reduction treatment.
KYBELLA® is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is a substance that your body produces naturally and uses to help metabolize dietary fat.
At the start of treatment, Dr. Holley will use a specially designed template to precisely mark the areas to be targeted during KYBELLA® treatment. This ensures that double-chin reduction takes place evenly and smoothly. A small amount of KYBELLA® is administered into the selected areas.
When KYBELLA® is injected into the fatty tissue, the deoxycholic acid breaks apart the membrane of the fat cells. The treated cells are naturally processed and eliminated by the body in the weeks following treatment.
If you have excess fat below the chin and you are interested in non-surgical double-chin reduction, you may be a good candidate for KYBELLA®. KYBELLA® works best for individuals with relatively good skin elasticity because it reduces fat, but does not tighten the skin.
During your consultation, Dr. Holley or one of our expert injectors will discuss the specific concerns you have with your chin and neck, and review the details of the KYBELLA® double-chin reduction treatment. He will also conduct a thorough evaluation and ask you details about your medical history, to determine if KYBELLA® is the right option for you.
A typical KYBELLA® treatment takes about 20-30 minutes.
You will begin to see improvements after about 2 KYBELLA® sessions. There will be a noticeable reduction in fat below the chin, and your jawline will be contoured and more defined. The best results are achieved after about 2-4 sessions. The results of KYBELLA® can last a long time if you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
There is no downtime after KYBELLA®. There may be mild bruising and swelling at the injection sites for a few days after treatment, but this should not affect your daily routine.