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A Guide to the Kybella Double Chin Procedure

The so-called double chin is a layer of fat tissue beneath the chin. Many people with double chins experience a low sense of self-esteem as a result. Because of this, many people seek procedures and treatments to get rid of it, and have a thinner and younger looking neck.

Kybella is one of the most famous procedures that can be done to remove the double chin. 

This guide will help you better understand the Kybella procedure in our clinic in Syracuse as a treatment for double chins.

What Causes the Double Chin

The most common cause of double chins is excess fat that can be can becuase of genetics or facial structure. However,  lifestyle factors,  poor posture, and other things can also play an important role.

What Procedures Can Help Remove the Double Chin

Some of the most famous procedures that help lessen or even remove the double chin are Kybella (non-surgical), Botox (non-surgical), RF Devices (minimally invasive), Liposuction (surgical), Face-Lift (surgical) and CoolSculpting (non-surgical).

Is It Possible to Get Rid of the Double Chin With Exercise?

Yes. Since the main cause for the double chin is general excess of fat, if you lose weight with a combination of exercise and a healthy diet, you can typically lessen the double chin significantly. 

However, if the cause of the double chin is aging, facial structure or genetics, you would most likely not be able to get rid of it with exercise.

What is Kybella

Kybella is a fat dissolver injection made off of deoxycholic acid. When injected into pockets of fat, the acid breaks it down and turns it into liquid.

How Kybella Can Help with the Double Chin

Being a fat dissolver that works wonders in small pockets of fat, when injected into the double chin area, Kybella gets rid of the fat. It gives people a thinner neck and it defines the jawline while also being a minimally invasive procedure.

Can Fat Come Back After Kybella?

Kybella results are permanent if there is no weight gain. Since excess fat is the main reason for double chins, if the patient gains weight again, introducing new fat cells to the area, the double chin can come back.

Can Kybella Leave Loose Skin?

Yes, it is possible for Kybella to leave some loose skin if the patient’s skin is already looser or aged. However, if the patient has firm facial skin, it will contract on its own after the treatment and go back to place.

When People Can Start to See Results and How Long They Last

The Kybella procedure’s results can usually be seen after approximately 6 weeks. And, as stated previously in this article, the results should be permanent.

Is Kybella an Invasive Procedure?

Kybella is a minimally invasive procedure. While it is an injection, it is still a non-surgical procedure. Also, the treatment session is short, lasting about 15-20 minutes and no anesthesia is required.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Kybella Injections?

It is common for some patients to experience some bruising, swelling, redness and discomfort in the area where Kybella was applied. However, these symptoms only last a couple of weeks to cease. It is important to note that these are all part of the normal recovery process of the Kybella procedure.

How Much Does Kybella Cost?

While Kybella injections are significantly cheaper than any surgical procedure, it is still a considerable amount of money to invest. Usually, Kybella injections cost about US$700 – US$2,100.

How Many Kybella Sessions Are Necessary?

Most times, 1-2 sessions of Kybella injections are required to see full results. However, results may vary from patient to patient.

Other Things Kybella is Good For

Kybella isn’t a one hit star! Besides double chin removal, Kybella is great for the removal of other small pockets of fat, such as the lower buttocks, the back, the knees, the armpits and the lower belly.

The double chin bothers people everywhere, affecting their self-esteem. The good news is that, as stated above, not only is the Kybella procedure a great way to get rid of chin fat, but it is also considerably less invasive and less expensive than any surgical procedure. So if you are looking for an effective, fast, permanent way to get rid of chin fat, without having to invest thousands of dollars and having to go under the knife, Kybella might be just the answer you have been looking for.

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