Maybe you feel like you look great in your clothes – but your double chin makes you look heavier than you are. Perhaps you have hereditary chin fat, meaning no matter how often you exercise, you’re genetically prone to hang on to that stubborn chin fat for life.
Or maybe you’re just tired of seeing your double chin every time you get tagged by friends and family members on Facebook.
No matter why you have your double chin, it might feel as though it’s not going anywhere. Fortunately, there are a few treatments designed to help you eliminate chin fat for good.
Introducing Kybella Chin Injections
Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable exclusively designed for the elimination of submental (chin) fat. This injection contains deoxycholic acid, a natural compound that’s known for dissolving fat cells. When injected underneath the chin, Kybella destroys stubborn fat molecules, causing the area to shrink in size.
Results from Kybella are permanent, provided that the patient avoids gaining new weight. Treatments should be done every six to eight weeks until desired results are achieved. Patients could require two to four treatments and they should expect minimal pain during the procedure, as well as allow for 24 to 36 hours for full recovery. Treatments are done 6 to 8 weeks apart.
Will Kybella Be Enough?
For some patients, Kybella alone won’t be enough to improve the appearance of the double chin. Older patients may not have the skin laxity that’s necessary to rebound once the fat has dissolved; the end result might be loose, sagging skin.
Patients with skin laxity issues often benefit from neck lift surgery, where Dr. Doherty pulls neck muscles taut and trims away excess skin for a more youthful appearance. Other patients may see great results with neck liposuction and/or a chin implant, both of which can streamline the neck and jawline for a flawless finish.
Discover the Best Double Chin Treatment with Dr. Doherty
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sean Doherty specializes in improving the appearance of a double chin. Men and women of all ages seek out Dr. Doherty’s expertise, as he delivers natural-looking results that improve the appearance of the jaw and neckline.
To learn more about your double chin treatment options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Doherty today. Dr. Doherty practices in two locations: downtown Boston and Concord, MA.
Dr. Doherty serves the greater metro Boston, MA area. Call (617) 450-0070 to learn more.