You don’t realize it’s there until a friend snaps a photo—the dreaded “double chin.” A double chin, which is medically known as submental fullness, is an excess accumulation of fat underneath the chin and jaw area that can impact one’s profile appearance. Additionally, if the patient has the chin positioned further back, a double chin will be noticeable from the front of the face as well. This is when many men and women avoid having their photos taken, as their double chin gives them the appearance of being heavier than they really are.
While there are surgical procedures available that can reduce the fat in this area, many patients want to avoid costly and invasive treatments used to address double chin. This is when the team at The Stern Center for Aesthetic Surgery may recommend Kybella injections.
What is Kybella?
Dr. Fredric Stern describes Kybella as an FDA-cleared injectable that can be used to reduce fat cells in the chin and neck area. Instead of undergoing invasive surgeries, patients can have a series of injections completed to diminish the fat cells in the area in a more natural manner. The injections are formulated with deoxycholic acid, which has been proven to be naturally present in the body while absorbing and metabolizing fat. When deoxycholic acid is injected into the submental fat, it can provide patients with a more defined chin in just a few months. The result? A diminished double chin—and significantly improved self-confidence!
Is Kybella safe?
Kybella is one of the first and only injectable treatments available on the market today to address excess fat underneath the chin. Submental fullness doesn’t stand a chance against deoxycholic acid injections, and it has become a very popular choice for our patients. We encourage men and women to speak to our team about this treatment and find out if they are an appropriate candidate.
Call The Stern Center for Aesthetic Surgery today
Discuss the possibilities that can be achieved with the use of Kybella injections. Call Dr. Fredric Stern and The Stern Center Team at (425) 455-9100 to schedule an appointment to learn more. Our practice is conveniently located in the area of 370 116th Avenue NE, Suite 102, Bellevue WA .