Chin fat, also known as submittal fullness, can make you appear older and heavier than you actually are. It is also one of the most difficult areas to fix, even if you eat right and exercise regularly. So what can be done about that stubborn area when nothing you’re doing at home seems to be working? Enter Kybella, an injectable solution that reduces the fat underneath the chin without the invasiveness of surgery. It is the safe, nonsurgical alternative to achieving a more youthful, shapely jaw look with minimal recovery time.
At Livingston Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher K. Livingston has been serving the southeastern area of Texas with beautiful, natural cosmetic results. He is trained in Kybella administration and will customize your treatment according to your preferences.
How Kybella Works
While there are more invasive surgeries out there (facelift or neck lift) to correct a double chin that offer beautiful and long-lasting results, not everyone is ready to undergo surgery. One of the wonderful things about Kybella is that there is no downtime. The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella begins to destroy fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.
How Is Kybella Administered?
Treatments can only be administered by a Kybella trained healthcare specialist. The targeted area will be treated with an anesthetic to keep you comfortable throughout the entirety of your treatment. At each session, you will receive multiple small injections under the chin. The injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes, but the exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under the chin and your desired profile.
Best of all, there’s no post-operation recovery. You’re free to go about your regular routine right after treatment.
Patients’ most common side effects include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and possible areas of hardness. These side effects are different amongst patients and are temporary, usually resolving themselves shortly after each treatment. Any discomfort can be remedied with swelling or physician-approved forms of pain killers.
Why Choose Dr. Livingston For Kybella?
Dr. Christopher K. Livingston is a Houston Kybella provider who has been attracting patients throughout Southeast Texas for his detailed eye, patient care, and extensive knowledge. As a board-certified member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Livingston strives to provide his patients with safety, minimal downtime, and reduced pain when undergoing any of the procedures he offers.
Contact Dr. Livingston at Livingston Plastic Surgery for your consultation and find out more about Kybella today!