I Don’t Like My Double Chin: What Can Help?

Nov 13, 2023

I Don’t Like My Double Chin: What Can Help?

Every mirror reflection should be a celebration of self, but sometimes, stubborn fat under the chin can obscure the face's natural contours. With the latest advancements in aesthetics, that double chin no longer has to be permanent.

For many, the double chin, medically termed submental fullness, can be a source of self-consciousness, affecting both men and women. While genetics, aging, and weight fluctuations can all be contributors, the good news is that a revolutionary treatment offers hope for those looking to redefine their chin and jawline. 

Led by David Reeves, MD, FACOG, the aesthetics professionals at Medical Aesthetics & Laser in The Woodlands, Texas, are excited to offer Kybella®, which is an excellent treatment for those who want a sleeker profile without going under the knife.

Kybella 101

Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment designed to dissolve fat cells beneath the chin. Composed of deoxycholic acid, a molecule that naturally occurs in the body and aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat, Kybella targets and destroys fat cells.

Once these cells are eradicated, they can no longer store or accumulate fat, leading to lasting results and a noticeable reduction in submental fullness.

How Kybella treatments work

The journey to a redefined chin with Kybella begins with a consultation at Medical Aesthetics & Laser. Here, our experienced practitioners evaluate the area, discussing individual goals and mapping out the treatment plan.

The procedure itself involves several small injections under the chin, a process that takes about 15-20 minutes. Depending on the desired outcome and individual needs, patients might require multiple treatments spaced at least one month apart.

Benefits and what to expect

One of the standout benefits of Kybella is its nonsurgical nature. It provides an alternative to more invasive procedures, such as liposuction or neck lifts. Post-treatment, it's common to experience some swelling, bruising, or numbness beneath the chin, but these side effects are generally short-lived.

Over the following weeks, as Kybella gets to work, patients can observe a gradual change, with the chin area becoming firmer and more defined.

Aftercare and maintenance

While Kybella offers lasting results, maintaining a stable weight is crucial to preserving the newly sculpted chin. Any significant weight gain can lead to the return of submental fullness. At Medical Aesthetics & Laser, we advise on a holistic approach to aftercare, often recommending complementary treatments or skin care routines to optimize and prolong the benefits of Kybella.

How Kybella stacks up

While Kybella has become a popular choice for treating submental fullness, it's essential to know how it stacks up against other treatments. Surgical methods, such as liposuction, provide immediate results and can remove larger fat quantities, but they come with longer downtime. 

On the other hand, Kybella offers a noninvasive solution with minimal recovery time, making it ideal for those who are looking for subtle enhancements without significant interruptions to their daily life.

If you have a double chin and want to see how Kybella can help you, our team can give you a thorough evaluation, discuss the treatment, and answer all your questions. To learn more, call 281-419-2220 or book an appointment online with Medical Aesthetics & Laser today.