Each body carries fat differently, often thanks to factors outside our control like genetics. Carrying excess fat under your chin — what medical practitioners call submental fullness, but most people call a double chin — can be frustrating. The good news? There’s a way to get rid of it for good.
At Hanami Medspa in Fort Worth, Texas, Elaine Phuah, DO, MBA, FACOI, offers Kybella® to target and destroy fat cells under your chin. This injectable treatment delivers permanent results. At least, that’s assuming you maintain them.
To help you understand how you can get rid of your double chin for life, Dr. Phuah and our team built this guide.
When you choose Kybella, Dr. Phuah injects a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid (something your body makes naturally) into targeted locations under your chin to destroy the fat cells.
In the coming weeks, your body flushes out the now-destroyed cells. At that point, they’re gone for good.
To achieve their ideal profile, most people choose repeat sessions of Kybella. Dr. Phuah can recommend the number of treatments to achieve your cosmetic goal. Most people reach their ideal outcome with around six appointments.
A few weeks after your last Kybella treatment, you should be able to enjoy your optimal results. And from that point forward, with proper maintenance, you’ll be able to keep your new profile for life.
Once treated, your body expels the fat cells under your chin. The treated cells completely lose their ability to store fat, which means you can enjoy your double-chin-free profile for good.
That assumes that you don’t develop new fat cells in the area. While injecting Kybella is highly effective at permanently destroying fat cells, it can’t do anything for new cells made after treatment.
In other words, the best way to keep your double chin from returning is to maintain a stable weight after treatment. If you dealt with submental fullness before Kybella, it indicates that your body is inclined to store fat under your chin. If you gain weight, it’s highly likely that your body will direct some of the fat cells it creates to your profile.
To keep your double chin from returning after Kybella, eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. As long as you avoid gaining excess weight, you should be able to preserve your new profile long term.
To learn more or to get started with Kybella, call Hanami Medspa or make an appointment online today.