Ah, November. I love this time of year when fall is in full swing and thoughts of family gatherings and holiday dinners with all the trimmings are top of mind. Looking our best during the festive season is also top of mind and for many the focus is on the dreaded wattle – that stubborn area under the chin where extra fat seems to have taken up permanent residence.
If this describes you, you are not alone. I often hear from patients who are bothered, self-conscious or even embarrassed by fat under the chin, also known as submental fullness. It may be something you’ve had your whole life due to genetics, or may have started to appear as you got older or gained weight. It may also seem that nothing will make it go away no matter how much you exercise or how well you eat.
It is for patients like you that I get excited about Kybella®, a non-surgical treatment to banish the wattle for good! Kybella® is the only FDA approved injectable treatment for adults that will permanently destroy the fat cells under your chin to improve your profile – whether you have only a moderate amount of chin fullness or a bit more.
The active ingredient in Kybella® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat under the chin, it causes the destruction of the fat cells. Once destroyed, these cells cannot store or accumulate fat. The result is a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin and once you reach your desired aesthetic goal, further treatments are not necessary. And here’s the bonus… very little downtime; an important consideration for many as we head into the holidays.
If you have wanted to improve your profile, why wait for another season to pass you by? Schedule a free consultation today to find out if Kybella® is right for you and let’s put your best face forward for the holidays and beyond.