KYBELLA® Treatment for Reduction of a Double Chin
Today, we often meet and greet the world for the first time by our online presence. In both our professional and social lives our digital self image is our opportunity to make a positive and lasting impression. In the current age of up-close “selfie” photography and video conferencing, many men and women are becoming increasingly aware of their facial appearance. Through social media and media sharing, we are routinely confronted with high-definition digital images of ourselves and, for some, this process has drawn attention to the presence of an unwanted double chin. Whether visible head-on or in profile, excess fat accumulation below the chin (submental fat) is a common cosmetic complaint for many of Dr. Matthew White’s patients. Liposuction techniques used to be the only way to address submental fat, but now there is a non-surgical option for reducing accumulated fat that causes a double chin: KYBELLA™.
KYBELLA® is an FDA-approved injectable treatment containing a naturally-occurring salt, which disrupts fat cells and leads to their reabsorption by the body. The result can be a smoother, tighter, more slender contour below the chin and jawline. With two to three treatment sessions spaced six weeks apart, fat volume dissipates to reveal what Dr. White refers to as the ideal “selfie neck.” The “selfie neck” delivers remarkable improvement at every angle and allows men and women to look their best in all forms of digital imaging and communication. After treatment, there may be some minor discomfort the first day, and any mild swelling and numbness fades within a week. While noticeable improvement in neck contour is typically visible soon after treatment, the full results of KYBELLA® are revealed within approximately three to four months.
Dr. White considers KYBELLA® treatment to be the “small approach” to enhancing the neck contour, since it solely addresses aesthetic concerns caused by fat accumulation. For individuals who require more comprehensive rejuvenation, Dr. White also offers “medium” (Total Neckline Rejuvenation) and “large” (Right-Angle Necklift) approaches, which incorporate more extensive improvement among several key anatomical dimensions.