Also called submental fullness or a "double chin," unwanted fat under the chin can be stubbornly difficult to get rid of, as some people naturally store more fat than others in this area. To remove it, we offer a nonsurgical treatment called KYBELLA. Las Vegas plastic surgeon Dr. Arthur Cambeiro provides these safe, effective injections to help women and men reduce a double chin without incisions or surgery.
To find out if KYBELLA is a good way to slim down your double chin, Las Vegas plastic surgeon Dr. Cambeiro invites you to request a complimentary consultation or give our office a call at (702) 734-4100.
How Does KYBELLA Work?
KYBELLA is an injection that reduces fat under the chin gradually. It contains a substance called deoxycholic acid, which is naturally present in the body as an aid in processing dietary fat. When injected into the fat under the chin, KYBELLA causes those fat cells to break down, and the body responds by metabolizing (i.e., removing) those fat cells.
If you are bothered by localized fat below your chin and do not wish to undergo surgery, KYBELLA might be an excellent solution. Patients should have good skin elasticity, as KYBELLA does not tighten the skin.
Because results from KYBELLA appear gradually with multiple treatments, patients who want to reduce double-chin fat with a single procedure may want to consider liposuction instead.
Dr. Cambeiro administers KYBELLA as a simple office treatment that takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. First, we clean the area to prepare it for treatment and apply a topical anesthetic to reduce discomfort. Next, Dr. Cambeiro marks precise injection points under the skin to serve as guides for an evenly spaced treatment.
Once you're prepared, Dr. Cambeiro then performs a series of quick injections into the unwanted fat under the chin and on the upper neck. The number of injections you will require depends on the amount and distribution of fat under your chin.
Once the treatment is complete, Dr. Cambeiro's nurse will apply a cold compress to reduce swelling and discomfort.
Patients are usually ready to leave the office soon after the procedure is complete, without any required recovery time. Initially, the area of the injections will feel tender. It is common to have temporary swelling, bruising, or numbness as well.
Results develop gradually while the treated fat is flushed away by the body. Patients typically need 2 to 6 treatments spaced at least a month apart to reach their desired look. Because fat cells treated with KYBELLA do not grow back, your slimmer look should be long lasting when paired with healthy eating habits and a consistent exercise regimen.