Having a double chin can plague your self-esteem and confidence in your appearance, and losing excess fat from this area is tough to do through diet and exercise. At DeSilva Medical, Dr. Pamela DeSilva and Dr. Udaya DeSilva offer Kybella® for men and women in Palmdale, California who are trying to lose excess fat under their chin.
Kybella is an injectable medication that helps get rid of fat under your chin. Fat below your chin can build up over the years, especially if you’ve put on weight. You might also have a double chin due to genetic causes. Once that excess fat is in this area, it’s difficult to eliminate, but Kybella can reduce it safely.
When you receive Kybella injections from Dr. DeSilva, fat cells below your chin become damaged and are eliminated from your body.
These injections have synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule that helps break down fat from the foods you eat and absorb it. This acid stops fat cells under your chin from being able to hold fat by damaging them. Then the damaged fat cells pass through your body and are eventually eliminated. When this happens, the fat under your chin gradually diminishes, leaving the area beneath your chin looking smoother.
Dr. DeSilva will consult with you and determine if you’re a good candidate for Kybella. In general, most patients can have it done.
If you have excess fat below your chin and you haven’t been able to get rid of it, you might be a suitable candidate. However, you should avoid having Kybella injections if you’ve recently had any infections in this part of your body. It’s also important to let Dr. DeSilva know about any medical conditions you have and any medications you’re taking, since these help determine whether or not Kybella is right for you.
When you have a Kybella treatment, Dr. DeSilva will administer several injections under your chin over the course of 20 minutes. These injections shouldn’t hurt or cause you any considerable discomfort, but you might feel sore after your treatment.
Dr. DeSilva lets you know how many treatments you’ll need in order to effectively eliminate fat under your chin. The number varies based on your chin profile and how much fat you need to lose, but you can have a maximum of six Kybella treatments spaced one month apart.
For more information about Kybella, please contact DeSilva Medical to make an appointment.