A New Solution for Double-Chin Elimination in Los Angeles
As we age, our skin loses elasticity. It can be quite subtle at first—a line here, a sag there. But time marches on and our skin can often bear the brunt of the aging process. Compounding this loss of elasticity is the fact that, as we age, our body changes the way that it stores fat tissues. Your body will find new and interesting pockets to store fat. Some of these pockets may be immune to diet and exercise. One of those particularly stubborn locations is beneath the chin. When this pad of fat begins to develop it creates a facial profile that ages you prematurely, making you appear less active and less youthful than you feel: the dreaded double-chin.
In the past, the only way to eliminate a double-chin fat deposit was through submental liposuction, a surgical procedure. Submental liposuction is one of the less invasive facial plastic procedures, but it is still surgery. Liposuction requires local or general anesthesia and is usually performed in a surgical suite. There is a significant recovery time associated with liposuction – a week or more for most people. That recovery period can be associated with pain, swelling and numbness. In other words, liposuction is a procedure that simply isn’t for everybody, leaving a broad swatch of people uncomfortable with their jawlines and struggling to find a solution.
Kybella Helps Eliminate Double-Chin with an Injection
That solution could be coming in the form of a brand new injectable called Kybella. Recently approved by the FDA for the elimination of what’s medically referred to as “submental fullness,” Kybella can help eliminate the dreaded double-chin with little more than a few quick injections. “Submental fullness” is another term for the accumulation of fat under the chin. Some people are more genetically predisposed to submental fullness than others, but diet and lifestyle choices also seem to play a part in the development of these fat deposits.
Am I a Good Candidate for Kybella in Los Angeles?
Kybella has recently been approved by the FDA for helping to eliminate submental fat—or, the so-called “double chin.” The best candidates for Kybella in Los Angeles will exhibit the following characteristics:
- An excess of submental fat (a double-chin)
- A discomfort caused by submental fat, whether social or physical
- An aversion to surgical procedures, whether because of cost, time, or pain involved
- Realistic expectations as to what this procedure can accomplish
You should come to your consultation ready to discuss your recent medical history and your desired results from Kybella injections.
How Does Kybella Work? The Kybella Procedure
Kybella is composed primarily of a synthetic formulation of deoxycholic acid. This is not a foreign substance. Your body naturally creates deoxycholic acid, and its primary purpose is to break down dietary fat. By injecting this synthetically formulated version into a targeted area, Dr. Rivkin is able to, essentially, speed up and enhance the break down of submental fat.
The result of this fat breakdown is a slimmer, more youthful looking jawline. The procedure itself can be accomplished in a matter of minutes. During your consultation with Dr. Rivkin, you will come to a consensus on what you want your final look to be. Before the injections, we will ask you to apply ice to the injection site or, in some instances, a topical numbing agent can be requested. In most cases, however, the injections will go quickly and with minimal discomfort. Dr. Rivkin will administer the injections and you go home. The entire procedure can be accomplished over the time you might schedule your lunch break.
Recovery and Results
There is no strict recovery period for Kybella injections, though you may want to avoid strenuous exercise for the next couple of days. You should be able to return to work immediately. There may be some mild discomfort, bruising, redness and swelling from the injections, but these can usually be treated with an ice pack and some Tylenol. After your Kybella injection, Dr. Rivkin will provide you with individualized post-injection care instructions. It’s important, in order to protect the results of your treatment, that you follow those instructions as closely as possible.
It will probably take 3 to 6 treatments about 1 month apart in order for you to get full results. It also takes several weeks for the fat breakdown in your chin to begin showing noticeable effects. Optimal effects are usually achieved in roughly twelve weeks, though this can vary based on the desired results and individual variation in the patient.
Get Rid of Your Double Chin Today!
If you’re bothered by your double-chin or by excess submental tissues, you no longer have to rely on surgery to get the results you want. Kybella grants you a non-surgical way to eliminate unwanted chin fat. So don’t settle for the double-chin you have—get the chin you want. Contact Westside Aesthetics in Los Angeles to get started on your transformation today!