What can you tell about a guy by looking at his chin? It might be a lot. A strong, contoured chin and jawline can make a man more attractive, look stronger and feel more confident. Although plenty of guys have a chiseled chin by nature, as you age or gain weight, your chin might become a bit more flabby. It’s not uncommon for men, even men who are in otherwise good shape, to develop a double chin as they get older. Whether you want the chin of your youth back or want the contoured chin you never had, you don’t have to undergo surgery to get it. The injectable Kybella™ destroys fat under the chin, without any downtime.
Benefits & Uses
Up until recently, cosmetic fat reduction has always involved surgery. Kybella™ is revolutionary in its non-invasive and gentle treatment, allowing for the improvement of a common “problem area” with no surgery whatsoever. Fat under the chin is often unresponsive to traditional weight loss methods, and Kybella™ is a great way to address a double chin without resorting to procedures like facial liposuction. Benefits of Kybella™ include:
- Fat reduction under the chin
- Improved jaw and chin contour
- Tighter skin under the chin
- Improved profile
If you would like to learn more about Kybella™ treatments, you will need to come in for a consultation with Dr. Walder and discuss your goals. During your meeting at Dr. Walder’s office in the Miami Beach area, you will get an overview of the procedure and have your candidacy assessed. You will also get the opportunity to ask questions and determine whether Kybella™ is the right solution for your needs. Dr. Walder may suggest a different procedure for chin contouring, or may advise you to combine treatments for superior results.
The best candidates for Kybella™ are men who have excessive fullness or fat deposits under the chin and a “weak” jaw and chin area, but are at or near their ideal weight. A double chin is often an isolated problem, and Kybella™ is ideal for men who are dissatisfied with their jawline but are overall happy with their appearance. Of course, Kybella™ can be combined with other anti-aging procedures if desired. Ideal candidates should also be in general good health and have realistic expectations for the results.
Kybella™ requires no incisions or stitches, just a simple injection process, much like Botox® or injectable fillers. First, topical numbing is applied to the treatment are. Then, local anesthetic infections are used to more fully numb the area. Ice is applied during and after the procedure to minimize discomfort. Results will appear gradually, once a few sessions have been completed. The number of treatments required for satisfactory results will vary from patient to patient.
The procedure is non-invasive, there is no formal recover time required for Kybella™ sessions, and no restrictions on activities. Patients may experience swelling and discomfort in the areas for a few days to weeks following the procedure but can go back to work or resume normal activities right away. Patients may experience slight discomfort in the area for the few days or weeks following the procedure, but can go back to work and resume normal activities right away.
Choosing the Right Surgeon
Even though Kybella™ is an injectable treatment, it is still necessary to secure the skills of an exceptional doctor to get the best results. A smooth and consistent result takes a lot of knowledge to produce, and only a board certified doctor should be providing Kybella™ injections.
If you are in the Miami area and are interested in a stronger, tighter, and more youthful jaw, contact Dr. Diane Walder about Kybella™ treatments at her office in Miami. Dr. Walder is a board certified, renowned cosmetic dermatologist who offers patients custom treatment plans and beautiful results.
How many treatments will I need?
A gradual treatment process, patients usually need about 2-4 injections before results become apparent. Some patients require up to 6 sessions, however. These treatments are usually spaced about one month apart, but the timing can be flexible depending on the patient’s needs.
How long does each session last?
A simple injection process, Kybella™ treatments usually take under a half an hour for each session.
What is Kybella™ derived from?
Kybella™ is formulated using a substance called deoxycholic acid. This is a naturally-occurring acid that helps break down fat in the body, and Kybella™ mimics the natural process over several treatments. Kybella™ is FDA approved and has few associated side effects.
Are there any side effects from the treatments?
Like other injectable treatments, common side effects include minor swelling, redness, pain, numbness and bruising at the injection site. These side effects are typically mild and temporary, lasting only a few days or weeks.
Are the results permanent?
Kybella™ injections destroy the fat cells under the chin, and once those fat cells have been destroyed, they will not grow back. In this sense, the procedure is permanent. However, any remaining fat cells can still expand with weight gain, resulting in increased fat beneath the chin. Because of this, patients need to be diligent about maintaining a healthy lifestyle.