A double chin is a problem many people have difficulty getting rid of. While exercise and a healthy diet can help in getting rid of most problems, you still risk being left with a double chin after all that hard work. Many people find having a double chin affects their self esteem, and apply for procedures to get it removed.

Liposuction is a popular treatment to get rid of submental fullness, but a new FDA approved treatment has hit the market and provides outstanding benefits. This treatment is known as kybella, also recognized under the trade name ATX 101, and promises to melt away the fat that causes the double chin, leaving you with a much leaner face. Derived from a patented form of deoxycholic that is synthetic, it is a molecule that occurs naturally and can help to metabolize fat.

Kybella works by interrupting fat cell membranes. The fatty contents released by these cells are metabolized to remove excess fat deposits under the chin. If injected properly, the cells around it continue to remain healthy and their is no disruption in how they operate.

It is important to get rid of the fat under the skin to ensure a better cervicomental angle. In this manner, the angle of the neck is improved – this is important as the angle of the neck affects the perception of the face.

What You Need to Know About Kybella

Under no circumstances should you attempt to inject Kybella into your own chin. An untrained hand could result in disastrous consequences should there be the slightest deviation of angle during the injection. Similarly, should you come across someone offering you this treatment, but they do not have proper credentials – run, run as fast as you can.

A medical professional needs to be properly trained and have an experienced eye before they can offer Kybella treatments. Take for example a situation where the injection accidentally hits the marginal mandibulus branch of the facial nerve. You could be left with an asymmetrical smile for the rest of your life. The first thing you need to do before undergoing a kybella treatment is to find an accredited professional with a proven track record of success.

You must also be aware that the doctor will probably screen you before agreeing to treat you. Not everyone is suitable for this treatment, and the doctor will need to decide whether this can benefit you. What the doctor is looking for is submental fullness that is caused by fat, and not an underlying condition like thyromegaly or an enlargement of the thyroid.

After the treatment, you may feel sore and swollen, and experience a general feeling of numbness but these effects will subside quickly. The site of the injection may sting during the application, but just remember that all those fat cells are about to melt away soon.

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Your double chin can be a thing of the past with a kybella treatment. If you’re interested in learning more about it, contact our office today. Dr. Jane Chung, a skilled cosmetic surgeon, can give you the information you need to feel comfortable while you are going through the process.