Submental fat, the fat that forms underneath the jawline and gives the appearance of a double chin, is as concerning for aging adults as fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to making you look considerably older, the extra pouch may suggest you are putting on weight even when the numbers on the scale haven’t budged. While submental fat can be addressed through surgical procedures like a neck lift and liposuction, there is now a non-surgical treatment to consider as well. Kybella is an injectable procedure specifically designed to eliminate submental fat and create a smoother, more youthful jawline.

Dr. Saad offers Kybella injections for patients looking for a non-surgical way to get rid of that stubborn chin roll. While multiple treatment sessions are needed to achieve full results, the elimination of fat is permanent. This relatively new procedure is quickly becoming an attractive option for men and women looking to reverse signs of aging and sculpt a more elegant facial profile.

Submental fat, the fat that forms underneath the jawline and gives the appearance of a double chin, is as concerning for aging adults as fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to making you look considerably older, the extra pouch may suggest you are putting on weight even when the numbers on the scale haven’t budged. While submental fat can be addressed through surgical procedures like a neck lift and liposuction, there is now a non-surgical treatment to consider as well. Kybella is an injectable procedure specifically designed to eliminate submental fat and create a smoother, more youthful jawline.

Dr. Saad offers Kybella injections for patients looking for a non-surgical way to get rid of that stubborn chin roll. While multiple treatment sessions are needed to achieve full results, the elimination of fat is permanent. This relatively new procedure is quickly becoming an attractive option for men and women looking to reverse signs of aging and sculpt a more elegant facial profile.

Are You a Candidate?

Kybella is an appropriate treatment for adults that have isolated areas of fat underneath the chin. It can be used on any skin tone and works equally well for men and women. Candidates should be prepared to schedule more than one treatment session to achieve their full results. In most cases, it takes 2-3 sessions to obtain permanent fat reduction in the area.

Kybella may not produce satisfactory results in patients that are extremely overweight or have substantial amounts of submental fat. If loose skin is an issue, Kybella injections will not correct this problem. In these cases, patients may see better results with a surgical procedure like a neck lift. Dr. Saad will evaluate your situation to determine whether Kybella will be the best treatment choice for you.

About Your Procedure

Dr. Saad will perform your Kybella injections in his office, using topical numbing cream or ice to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Multiple shots – usually anywhere from 12 to 20 – are placed underneath the chin in a grid-like pattern to produce even results. The procedure takes about 15 minutes to complete, and you will be able to return to your daily routine right away in most cases. Some patients do take the rest of the treatment day off to rest and ice the treatment area, particularly if swelling after the procedure is uncomfortable.

The Recovery Process

There is less recovery after Kybella injections than after liposuction or a surgical lift procedure. In most cases, downtime is minimal or non-existent. Swelling around the injections is normal, and can be managed with regular application of ice packs. An oral pain medication may also be taken for the first day or two.

Results of Kybella take some time to develop. The active ingredient in the medication, deoxycholic acid, works by destroying the fat cells underneath the chin so they can be eliminated by the body’s natural processes. The elimination takes place over the weeks following your treatment, so you will notice a gradual decrease in the fat deposit as your jawline becomes more defined. Because the cells are destroyed and eliminated, results of the treatment are considered permanent.

Kybella is another option for patients looking to reverse signs of aging and sculpt a more youthful facial profile. Dr. Saad is experienced in Kybella injections, and can help you get the natural, long-lasting results you are wanting. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation and find out if Kybella is the right treatment choice for you.

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