Time to Get Rid Of That Embarrassing Double Chin

Published on May 18, 2018

Sometimes, no amount of diet and exercise can help reduce a double chin. Even while the rest of the body is getting trimmed down and toned, this irritating fat deposit clings onto the area under the lower jaw and won’t go away.

Because a double chin makes the face look rounder, it creates an overweight or aged appearance. It can make a person feel embarrassed and self-conscious. In a survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) in 2015, 67% of people polled that their double chin disturbed them.

It’s time to get rid of that double chin in a way that’s effective and long-lasting – visit Houston Oculofacial for a Kybella treatment. Kybella is a non-surgical minimally invasive way to say goodbye to a stubborn double chin.

Why Do Some People Have a Double Chin?

A double chin, also called submental fullness, is the result of fat deposition under the chin. This issue comes about because of factors like the aging process, unhealthy lifestyle choices, sun exposure, weight fluctuations, and genetics. That is why even rigorous exercise regimens and strict diet plans have little to no impact on it.

In the past, removal of this submental fat required invasive procedures like cosmetic surgery. These procedures were intimidating and made some people shy away from seeking a remedy. But in 2015, the FDA approved an alternative option: Kybella injections.

What Is Kybella Treatment and How Does It Help?

The Kybella treatment consists of delivering multiple injections of the product into the submental area to destroy the fat cells and restore a natural-looking and youthful chin.

Kybella contains synthetically produced deoxycholic acid. This is a bile acid naturally produced in the human body that helps in emulsification of fats for subsequent absorption in the intestine.

Using the same principle, the injected Kybella serum gradually breaks down the fat cells so that they cannot increase in size anymore. As the body’s natural cleaning mechanism clears up the debris, the double chin recedes and restores a natural and sculpted look to the jawline. The results are long-lasting.

The Kybella Injection Procedure at Houston Oculofacial

First, Dr. Sami will numb the submental area of the patient in order to make sure that they are as comfortable as possible for the duration of the treatment. Next, she will place a dotted grid over the area in order to mark the injection locations for treatment accuracy. Over the next few minutes, injections will be given to deliver the required dose of Kybella for that treatment session.

The number of sessions and dosages of Kybella varies on a patient-to-patient basis. The best part of the treatment is that the effects are permanent, provided the patient doesn’t gain weight and maintains a healthy lifestyle.

Make an Appointment for a Consultation at Houston Oculofacial

For treatment of a double chin, patients should consult with Dr. Mirwat Sami, an experienced board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

During a consultation, Dr. Sami will listen to the patient’s aesthetic goals and take their medical history. She will examine the area, discuss the details of treatment, and then chart out a safe and effective treatment plan.

To make your appointment for a Kybella consultation with Dr. Sami, contact Houston Oculofacial today.