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Eliminate My Double Chin

Posted September 19, 2017 in KYBELLA®

3 Kybella treatments 6 weeks apart by Dr. KochThe dreaded double chin is probably one of the most frustrating facial characteristics to change. While many people assume that a double chin develops because of weight gain, the fact is, even fit people can be prone to fat accumulation at the neck. For many, diet and exercise yields little results for improving a double chin. Luckily, there are two techniques available to help give you the facial shape you’ve always wanted.

Liposuction to Treat a Fatty Chin

Liposuction is the most effective form of fat removal available. However, it is considered a surgical treatment, and most people require some form of anesthesia for their treatments. A small incision is created under the chin, which is usually undetectable once healed. With liposuction, we can permanently remove fat from below the chin and provide a sculpted facial appearance in just one treatment.

KYBELLA® for Non-Surgical Double Chin Treatment

KYBELLA® is a newly FDA-approved treatment for the double chin. It is a non-surgical injection that dissolves fat and requires zero post-treatment downtime. KYBELLA® treats patients who have mild to moderate submental fat. While it permanently eliminates fat, its results may not be as consistent as liposuction, and multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve your ideal results.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Any procedure should only be performed on healthy individuals. KYBELLA® and liposuction yield the best results when performed on patients with good neck elasticity. If you have lax neck skin, a neck lift may be considered in combination with your fat removal process. A consultation is needed to determine the most effective double chin treatment for you. Factors such as the amount of fat, areas of accumulation, skin elasticity, and final cost can impact the technique you choose for your treatment.

If you are ready to see which treatment will give you the facial shape you’ve always wanted, schedule a consultation with Dr. Koch. You can call our office at (716) 631-1220, or you can contact us online.