Many people believe they need to lose weight to lose their double chin, but that’s not entirely true. Losing weight doesn’t guarantee you’ll lose the fat under your chin. There’s no way to know or control where you’ll lose the weight.
For most people, having submental fat (a double chin) is genetic. Even if someone is underweight, they could still see some adipose tissue under their chin. This seems unfair to people who believe the solution to getting rid of a double chin is through weight loss.
The good news for people who are underweight, at weight, or over weight is that they can still reduce or eliminate submental fat with Kybella®.
Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells. Fat cells are found all over the body, but some people have more in certain areas. When people consume more calories than they burn in a day, those fat cells grow larger.
Genetics has a lot to do with where people accumulate fat in specific areas. Taking away these fat cells using Kybella means the fat is gone forever. In other words, once those cells are gone, the double chin won’t come back (barring any significant weight gain).
The active ingredient in this injectable is synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of adipose tissue.
Treatment takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Most people need more than one treatment to see maximum results. Each treatment should be given a month apart, and no more than six is needed.
Who Should Get Kybella
If you have a double chin that bothers you, Kybella can help. Even though it is a non-surgical treatment, you still need to meet with an experienced injector like James Christian Sardelli, RPA-C to see if you’re a good candidate for the injectable.
People who have the following should not receive this injectable:
- Under the age of 18 years old
- Plan to or have had surgery on the face, neck or chin
- Swallowing is difficult or bothersome
- Suffer from bleeding problems or take blood thinners
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
Kybella in Manhattan and Long Island
Are you ready to get rid of your double chin? Call or text us at 917-860-3113 for a consultation. We have offices conveniently located throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, including Manhattan, Commack, Islip, Westhampton Beach, and Rockville Centre.
*Kybella® is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.