One of the most visible signs of aging is often the double chin that appears as the lower face begins to accumulate submental fat. While there are surgical procedures that correct this cosmetic concern, at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, we offer Kybella™ – a non-surgical alternative that creates natural results without the risk or recovery time of surgery.
Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery has locations in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach and Santa Rosa, California as well as in Indianapolis, Indiana. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gregory Chernoff or find out more about Kybella™.
What are Kybella™ Injections?
Fat deposits in the lower face that cause a double chin appearance can be difficult to get rid of by natural means. This area is typically reduced with invasive procedures such as liposuction and neck lifts but with Kybella™, surgery is no longer necessary.
Derived from deoxycholic acid, Kybella™ is injected by Dr. Chernoff into treated areas with a fine needle, where it destroys fat cells. Deoxycholic acid is found naturally in the body, and its use in reducing fat in the chin area has been clinically tested and is FDA-approved.
A series of several small injections are administered into the fatty part of the chin, with the entire session lasting only a few minutes with minimal discomfort.
Am I a Good Candidate for Kybella™ Injections?
Kybella™ is safe for both men and women, and better results are seen in individuals who have taut skin in the neck area. Individuals who have an infection in treated areas or have a history of bleeding abnormalities or swallowing difficulties may require further evaluation before treatment is approved.
During your consultation, Dr. Chernoff will assess factors such as your health, medical history and cosmetic goals to help you determine if Kybella™ injections are right for reducing your submental fat.
What is the Recovery Like?
Kybella™ is a safe, clinically-proven treatment. Slight bruising, swelling, redness or itchiness is common at injection sites but should resolve shortly after treatment. Doctor Chernoff cools the treated areas during the procedure, reducing patient discomfort during healing.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Kybella™ is a gradual process and often requires multiple sessions over a series of weeks or months in order to achieve desired results. Although fat cells are destroyed permanently, future weight gain can compromise results, and patients should maintain their weight through diet and exercise in order to maintain the improved contours of the chin.
Contact Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with triple board certified surgeon Dr. Chernoff and find out if you are a candidate for Kybella™ injections for double chin reduction. Visit us to learn about your options including Juvederm, Kybella, and Botox.