Even a little extra fat in the upper neck area can cause the appearance of a "double chin" that can be bothersome to both men and women. The excess pockets of fat under the chin (also known as the submental area) may be caused by genetics, weight fluctuations, or aging that lead to a weaker chin and jawbone for an undefined profile. Port St. Lucie, FL plastic surgeon Dr. S. Darrell Lee is proud to offer a new way to get rid of neck fat at Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Kybella is the first nonsurgical treatment for submental fat. The active ingredient in Kybella is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid that acts like the natural DA in the body to break down and absorb fat. Once it is injected under the chin, you may see a noticeable reduction in fat. When the fat is destroyed, the cells cannot return, so you are able to enjoy your new, slim profile and strong jawline for years to come.
The best patients for Kybella injections have excess fat in the upper neck (submental area) that causes a double chin or unwanted fullness. This injection treats stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be reduced with normal weight loss methods due to genetics, aging, or other conditions. If you are at a healthy weight, but diet and exercise have not helped to reduce the fat in your upper neck, Kybella may be the right treatment for you. While Kybella can treat small to moderate amounts of fat in the submental area, larger amounts of fat may require surgical liposuction at Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center.
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Kybella is performed during an in-office appointment. Dr. Lee will typically apply a numbing ointment to the treatment area, if requested, after the skin has been cleansed. The procedure takes about 15 – 20 minutes, which includes several small injections targeting the submental area. Some patients may only need one treatment to reach their goal, while others may need multiple treatments spaced 3 – 4 weeks apart at Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center.
What to Expect
Kybella doesn't require anesthesia, so you are able to leave the office as soon as you feel comfortable to resume your normal activities. You may have temporary swelling, numbness, or bruising under your chin, but this should not last longer than a few days. Call Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center immediately if you are experiencing any unusual side effects, such as facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, or if your smile is uneven. While the fat cells that are destroyed do not return, the remaining cells can become larger, so you should maintain a steady weight after your Kybella injections to prevent new pockets of fat from forming. Optimal results following this treatment leave your neck looking tighter and slimmer and your profile will be more defined.
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Just because everyone else in your family has to hide their hereditary double chin doesn't mean you will. Schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. S. Darrell Lee to learn more about the revolutionary Kybella injections at Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center in Port St. Lucie, FL. Minimize submental fat so you can have a strong jawline today. We look forward to sitting down with you to discuss how Kybella can benefit you.