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Are you bothered by excess fat under your chin, also known as a “double chin?” Until recently, double chin treatment options were invasive. The team at Arviv Medical Aesthetics in Tampa offers Kybella®, the only non-surgical, FDA-approved injectable drug used to reduce double chin. If you are considering surgery to remove fat under your chin, this innovative treatment offers an alternative to surgery and incisions with the benefit of no downtime.
What is Kybella?
This prescription solution contains a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that breaks down and absorb dietary fat. A physician injects the solution beneath the chin to target and eliminate fat cells that cause a double chin.
What happens during a treatment session?
Once your doctor determines that you are a good candidate for treatment, the cosmetic procedure is straightforward. A dotted grid marking the injection locations is placed on the treatment area and the solution is injected. Patients may feel a temporary burning sensation during the office visit.
How many treatment sessions do I need?
Treatment is tailored to each patient’s personal goals, so the number of sessions varies by individual. Some patients reach their goal in 2-4 sessions. Patients can expect to receive up to six treatments with at least a month in between each session. Each treatment session lasts about an hour.
How long will results last for me?
This double chin procedure destroys the fat cells beneath the chin. Once eliminated, those cells can no longer store fat. When your aesthetic goals are reached, no further treatment is expected.
Are there risks and side effects of treatment?
Many patients experience side effects including, redness or bruising, pain, numbness, swelling, and areas of hardness around the treated area. These typically do not last more than a few days to a week.
Some patients have experienced more serious side effects, including injury to the jaw nerve, difficulty swallowing, weakened facial muscles, or an uneven smile. These effects resolve themselves in about six weeks or less. Any side effects should be discussed with your doctor.
Is this double chin treatment option right for me?
Before you make a decision about any cosmetic procedure, it is best to see a board-certified physician in Tampa. A consultation will determine if you are a good treatment candidate. Adults who wish to avoid surgery, are of a healthy weight, who don’t have skin that is too loose and want to eliminate stubborn fat under their chins typically benefit from this treatment.
Although this is a common injectable treatment, it is important to work with an experienced doctor. To learn more about Kybella treatment costs, contact the knowledgeable professionals at Arviv Medical Aesthetics in Tampa for consultation.
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