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Giving the Double-Chin a One-Two Punch

Kybella Injections | Laser & Mohs Dermatology of New York | New York City, NYDouble chin fat isn’t your average, everyday fat. The problem of submental fullness is that this particular condition can occur even when you are close to your ideal body weight. It doesn’t necessarily coincide with excess weight on the body; and yet, when there is a double chin, there is absolutely an illusion of general heaviness. Ok. You get the picture. Let’s move on to the good news about double-chin fat: we don’t have to live with it. Here, we want to touch on the particular benefit that men gain when they make Kybella one of their injectable go-to’s.

The masculine face has a different overall structure than a more feminine face. Men who struggle with submental fullness lose the sharp angles that give their jawline definition. This loss is exacerbated in the even that submental fullness rides up over the collar of a shirt, something about which many men complain. Historically, to restore the angular nature of the jawline, it would be necessary to extract fat with liposuction. Today, we can achieve quite impressive results with a few sessions of Kybella injectable treatment.

How Kybella Works

Kybella can be a great alternative to surgical liposuction due to its minimally invasive nature. One thing that patients do need, though, is patience. Kybella is a deoxycholic acid solution that gradually breaks down fat cells by disturbing their cellular matrix. Deoxycholic acid weakens the walls of these cells, and the cells burst. They and their lipid content are then metabolized and flushed away for good.

It’s Great, But It’s Not for Everyone

We agree that the idea of reducing the appearance of a double chin without the need for surgery is very appealing. At the same time, we have to point out that deoxycholic acid only acts on the fat cells that need to be eliminated. There is no effect on the skin beneath the chin. Therefore, if submental fullness is coupled with significant laxity, or looseness, in the skin, additional treatment may be necessary for optimal results. For example, some men may need cosmetic surgery that includes minor liposuction and a neck lift to rejuvenate the lowest part of their face. Some men may achieve great results with Kybella in addition to laser skin resurfacing.

Cosmetic concerns like a double chin can be frustrating. They don’t have to be. Armed with information and professional assistance, it is possible to address problems with effective modalities.

Learn more about Kybella. Call our Midtown Manhattan office at 212-391-8600.

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