Are you dissatisfied with the excess fat or “double chin” appearance in your lower face? At Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer the Kybella® injection to destroy fat underneath the chin and create tighter, more elevated contours without surgery or healing required.
Located in Bethesda, Maryland, Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery is led by board-certified facial and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Jennifer Porter. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how Kybella® can safely and effectively recontour your submental area.
What is Kybella®?
In a recent study, over 60 percent of people stated that they are unhappy with the appearance of extra fat underneath their chins. As this area is difficult to target with diet and exercise, submental fat has been traditionally treated with surgical liposuction. Now there is another solution that does not involve incisions or downtime – fast, clinically-proven Kybella® injections.
Kybella® is formulated with deoxycholic acid, which is naturally found in the body and aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat. When used as part of an injectable treatment, deoxycholic acid permanently disables fat cells, preventing them from accumulating or storing fat in the future. Kybella® is injected directly into the fatty areas under the chin with a fine needle, a procedure that is well-tolerated by most patients.
This treatment is quick and easy to fit into any busy schedule, with most patients returning to normal activities immediately afterward. The results of Kybella® take time, but this safe and effective treatment can subtly and naturally improve the overall appearance of the submental area.
Is Kybella® Safe?
As deoxycholic acid is easily recognized and processed by the body, the risks of adverse reactions are low, and complications are rare. As with all injectable treatments, slight bruising, swelling, and redness are common and should subside within a few days after treatment.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Depending on your individual condition, results may not be visible until after two to four sessions. In some cases, more sessions may be required in order to achieve your aesthetic goals. During your consultation, our medical team will discuss factors such as your medical history, aesthetic goals, treatment expectations, and overall health in order to determine if Kybella® is the best course of treatment for you.
Contact Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and find out how Kybella® can help you achieve a tighter, more appealing chin area with fast, nonsurgical treatment.