As we age and go through life changes, there are places on our bodies that change with us and it’s not always so easy to reverse these things. One of the areas many people see changes in as they age is their jawlines and the area just below our chin, known as the “double chin”. That pesky pocket of fat that pops out in all of your photos. Through time there have been exercises and even very unique inventions that are supposed to help reduce the fat in this area, however it’s something people still struggle to get rid of. Now, there’s finally a way to reduce this fat with a quick, non-invasive procedure.

Kybella is an FDA approved product that provides amazing results when trying to reduce the fat under the chin. Essentially, it’s a synthetic form of stomach acid that breaks down fat cells by destroying the cell membrane. Once the cell’s membrane is destroyed the body naturally filters out the fat through the lymphatic system. Kybella is a very safe product when used properly and is one of the only ways to get rid of a double chin. It gives great definition to the jawline and can dramatically improve a person profile.

Typically, a patient will need 2 to 3 treatments with Kybella over a 6 week period, but this depends on the amount of fat in the area and varies with each person. After having a consultation, your doctor will be able to give you an idea of how many treatments you will need and what kind of results you can expect to see. During the procedure, you will receive localized numbing medication and once you’re good and numb your healthcare provider will begin giving you small injections of Kybella in several areas under the chin where the fat is. The treatments are quick and have no downtime which has made Kybella one of the best options for dealing with a double chin.

Alternatively, there is another very effective option, however it is more invasive and does have some recovery time involved. Liposuction is a treatment plastic surgeons have been using to reduce fat under the chin for many years. Lipo also provides a beautiful result, but for some people, there’s not time for recovery or they would prefer something less invasive, which makes Kybella the best option for them. After lipo, there is some swelling, bruising and discomfort for 1 to 2 weeks and compression in the treatment area is recommended. The cost for both procedures is similar, so the best option really just comes down to invasive or non-invasive and what’s best for someone’s schedule as far as the recovery time.

If you have a double chin or fat in that area that’s bothering you, schedule a free consultation with one of our skin care experts to find out what the best options are for you.