Just a little excess fat in the upper throat area can create the presence of a double chin that can be unwanted to both women and men. The excess pockets of fat under the chin (also known as the submental area) can be caused by aging, genetics, or weight fluctuations that lead to a softer jawbone for a less-defined profile. Our Colorado Springs, CO plastic surgeons are proud to provide a revolutionary way to get rid of neck fat at the Institute of Plastic Surgery. Approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Kybella is a new nonsurgical treatment for upper neck fat. The active component in Kybella is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid (DA), which acts similarly to the body's natural DA to break down and absorb fat cells. After it is injected under the chin, you can see a visible decrease in fat. When the fat is destroyed, the cells cannot return, so you can enjoy your new, slim neck and strong jawline for years to come.
The ideal candidates for Kybella injections have excess fat in the upper throat (submental area), which creates a double chin or unwanted fullness. This injection treats resistant pockets of fat that can't be reduced with normal weight loss techniques that may be caused by genetics, aging, and several other conditions. If you are at a healthy, stable weight, but exercise and diet have not helped to reduce the fat in your upper neck, Kybella may be the correct treatment for you. While Kybella can correct small or moderate pockets of fat in the upper neck, larger pockets of fat may be better treated with surgical neck liposuction.
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Kybella is performed during an appointment in one of our treatment rooms. We will often apply a numbing ointment to the treatment area if requested once the skin has been cleansed. The injection lasts around 15 minutes, which comprises of several small injections into the upper neck area. Patients may only need a single treatment to reach their goal, while others may need multiple injections spaced three weeks between each appointment to achieve their desired outcome.
What to Expect
Kybella doesn't need general anesthesia, so you are able to leave our office when you are ready to return to your normal routine. You may have short-term bruising, swelling, or numbness under your chin, but this shouldn't last more than a few days. Contact our office right away if you are experiencing any unusual symptoms, such as difficulty swallowing, facial muscle weakness, or if your facial expressions are uneven. While the fat destroyed by Kybella does not regenerate, the remaining cells can become larger, so you should keep a stable weight after your Kybella treatments to keep new pockets of fat from developing. Ideal results after this procedure leave your neck appearing tighter and sleeker, and your neckline will be better defined.
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Reduce Neck Fat Today
Your double chin doesn't have to be a prominent worry or part of your life anymore. Make a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons to hear more information about the new Kybella injections at our Colorado Springs, CO office. Nonsurgically and effectively destroy submental fat so you can have a well-defined, strong jawline today.