Denton Plastic Surgery offers FDA-approved injectables to reduce submental fat, or a double chin. This groundbreaking product has an active ingredient of synthetic deoxycholic acid, which affects only the fat cells in the targeted area beneath the neck and upper chin. Fat cells in the area are destroyed, then shed by the body’s natural processes.
Melt Away a Double Chin With Kybella Injections
Dr. Flugstad and Dr. Rivet were among the first physicians in the Texas area who have been specifically trained in this exciting new non-invasive treatment for chin and neck fullness. If you are one of the many people who are affected by excess fat beneath your chin and on the upper neck, you deserve to find out about this revolutionary fat reduction treatment.
What Is This Treatment?
Double-chin injectable treatments, such as brand names like Kybella®, are FDA-approved drugs that are injected under the skin to treat fat deposits under the chin and neck, the area we call a “double chin.” The active ingredient in these products is deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the body in low quantities. Once injected, the double-chin treatment safely reduces the affected fat cells to reduce their ability to store or accumulate fat. It is effective and has a great safety profile. For our plastic surgeons, it is another useful non-surgical tool to treat the chin and neck area.
Am I a Candidate for Double-Chin Treatments?
The only method by which we can determine if injectable double-chin treatment is an appropriate option for you is to meet with you in person in a private consultation.
Generally, a good candidate will:
- Retain good skin flexibility without excess loose skin
- Have excess fat deposited beneath the chin and on the upper neck
- Be over 18 years of age
- Want to avoid surgery to address a double chin if possible
- Be in good general health and have no current infections or rashes
Double-chin injections may not be appropriate for you if your skin is very lax, as it does not tighten skin. A combination of procedures or surgical removal of excess fat and skin in a custom neck lift or facelift may be needed. Dr. Flugstad and Dr. Rivet can help you make an educated decision about double-chin treatment and whether it is right for you.
What Can I Expect from My Double-Chin Treatment?
Double-chin injections normally require two or three treatments spaced several weeks apart. The price depends on the size of the area treated, which is determined by how much fat has been stored in the area. As the days pass following treatment, you will see the fatty areas slowly reducing in size as the body sheds the fat cells.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the treatment like?
Double-chin treatment involves cleansing your skin and then applying a specialized temporary tattoo to the area to be treated. This tattoo creates a grid pattern revealing the most effective placement for multiple tiny injections. The injections are not particularly painful but may create a burning sensation. The area can be numbed with a topical cream to make the experience more comfortable.
What are the risks associated with double-chin treatments?
The complications reported by the FDA include swelling, redness, bruising, and, rarely, temporary discomfort with swallowing or temporary asymmetric smile.
What is the recovery from double-chin treatments
The recovery from double-chin injections is not difficult, typically involving some swelling and bruising, which fades within a week or more. Most people can continue their normal social and work schedule, but it is advised that you take a few days off in case you are one of the rare patients that experience more swelling. Swelling is often noticeable by you, but rarely noticeable by others.
Why choose Denton Plastic Surgery for double-chin treatments?
We are specifically trained in injectable double-chin treatments, and we are among the first clinics to offer these treatments. Our knowledge, experience, and results with this medication are beyond what many practitioners offer.
We are more than happy to educate you about injectable double-chin treatments to see if it is right for you. For more information about double-chin treatments in Denton, TX, give us a call at (940) 287-3795.