Whether it’s the aging process or lifestyle choices, we all get stuck with stubborn areas of fat. For many, it’s the dreaded double chin. Even with a diligent diet and exercise plan, these areas of resistant fat can be tough to eliminate on your own. For years, the only available medical treatment option for eliminating the double chin was liposuction. Though liposuction is an effective method, many patients simply don’t want the recovery period that accompanies a surgical procedure. Get excited because the game has changed in a big way now that Kybella is on the scene!
Kybella is an FDA-approved non-surgical treatment for submental fat (AKA: the double chin). Delivered through a simple injection, Kybella contains a special form of deoxycholic acid, a version that is found naturally in the human body, which helps the body to break down and safely process and remove dietary fat. When the medication is injected into precise areas of fat, such as the double chin, it destroys the fat cells, leaving them incapable of reforming or growing. Over the weeks following the Kybella treatment, patients will begin to notice a reduction in their double chin. Often, the treatment is most effective when delivered in a series of injections, roughly one month apart. The average patient typically requires two to four treatments.
We are thrilled to now offer Kybella to our Santa Monica patients! To date, we’ve successfully helped several patients ditch the dreaded double chin. If you’re considering addressing the issue of submental fat, the best way to determine if this treatment is right for you is to schedule a consultation with our experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Mark Youssef. Contact us today to set up your appointment.