Kybella is a beautiful answer for Portland OR patients asking how to get rid of a double chin without surgery
The double chin, or submental fat as it is called in medical terms, in the nemesis of men and women in Portland and around the world. It may come with weight gain, or it may appear even if you haven’t gained a pound. Weight loss might make a double chin less noticeable, but it rarely disappears. You are left wondering how to get rid of it without surgery. Wonder no more – the answer is Kybella, available from Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center.
No knife, no liposuction, and no double chin: How Kybella makes it possible
If you’ve tried to get rid of your double chin, you might have been told that surgery was the only option. Until recently, that was quite accurate. However, Kybella changed the face of aesthetic medicine when it was introduced to the public. A first-of-its-kind product, Kybella underwent extensive clinical testing and gained FDA approval in 2015.
It’s not a surgery, so what is it? Kybella is a prescription medication, which was inspired by the body’s natural ability to breakdown dietary fat. It is formulated with synthetic, deoxycholic acid which is chemically identical to the substance produced within your body. When injected into submental fat, Kybella causes permanent destruction of fat cells.
Are you a good candidate for Kybella?
Kybella is an excellent choice for most people with submental fullness, though there are a few exceptions. We will inquire about your medical history and explain any potential complications during your consultation. Individuals with tissue injury or active infection in the treatment area will be advised to wait until healing is complete. Additionally, pregnant women are advised to avoid Kybella until after childbirth.
The best candidate is a healthy adult, who understands the procedure and has realistic expectations. It is important to understand that Kybella has one, very specific function, which is destroying fat cells. Often, the overlying skin will tighten as the fat pocket reduces. However, that is dependent on your skin quality and elasticity. Additionally, if you already have excess skin, Kybella is unlikely to improve that problem.
After conducting an aesthetic evaluation, your clinician will help you choose the best option. If you have sagging skin below the chin without excess fat, we may recommend Exilis or another skin tightening treatment. If the fat pocket is the entire cause of your double chin, Kybella alone may be effective. Very often, patients suffer from a combination of skin laxity and accumulated fat, in which case we will devise a multi-part treatment plan that includes Kybella.
The benefits of Kybella
This unique product ushered in a new era in cosmetic medicine.
- The versatile formula is FDA approved for use in the submental (chin) area, and it can be used off-label for dissolving small fat deposits in other areas as well
- Kybella permanently destroys fat cells for long-lasting results
- Improve your facial profile, look younger and slimmer
- Kybella can be combined with treatments such as Exilis skin tightening
- Minimally invasive procedure involves only injections
- Comfortable procedure with no downtime
What to expect
You will need a series of up to six Kybella treatments, with each appointment scheduled about four weeks apart. The exact timing and number of sessions varies for each patient. We will discuss your unique treatment plan during your consultation.
Each session generally takes less than half an hour, and you will be able to resume most normal activities immediately. Side effects may include temporary bruising, swelling, or numbness in the treatment area. When treatment is performed correctly, serious side effects and complications are rare. Kybella is a powerful medication, which should only be administered by properly trained medical professionals, such as our clinicians.
After treatment, the tissue below your chin will appear swollen and feel firm. As inflammation subsides, you will notice that the double-chin is a bit smaller. Each successive treatment session will yield additional reduction, until your treatment goals are met. There are no future touch-ups or maintenance treatments with Kybella, because the fat cells are destroyed and will not regrow.
Say farewell to the double chin
Haven’t you endured the embarrassment and discomfort long enough? Isn’t it time to take a positive step toward a permanent solution? Call Thrive at (503) 928-6505 and arrange a consultation to find out if you are a candidate for Kybella.