Seeing a baby with a double chin often elicits a smile and makes you think how adorable that baby is. But looking in the mirror and seeing your own double chin can leave you feeling frustrated and wondering what you can do about it. Aside from practicing neck-stretching exercises and squeezing a ball under your chin — mostly ineffective chin-sculpting methods — there wasn’t much you could do about a double chin in the past unless you were interested in surgery.
Today men and women living or working in New York City have a better option: Dr. Hooman Khorasani, a quadruple board-certified cosmetic surgeon and dermatologist, and Kybella®, an FDA-approved cosmetic injectable that destroys fat under your chin. If you’re tired of living with a double chin, learn about Kybella and make your double chin disappear.
Submental fullness is the medical term for a double chin. It’s often the result of weight gain, but not always. You could be genetically predisposed to submental fullness, and it may also simply be happening as part of the natural aging process. As you get older, your skin loses its elasticity, which can lead to a saggy appearance under the chin.
Exercising away a double chin isn’t the easiest or most effective way to get long-lasting results either.
Kybella is a cosmetic injectable treatment for adults that permanently destroys fat cells under the chin. Kybella’s active ingredient is deoxycholic acid — a naturally occurring molecule that aids in the breakdown and digestion of dietary fat.
When Dr. Khorasani injects Kybella into the fat beneath your chin, the deoxycholic acid gradually destroys your extra fat cells. After 2-6 treatments, based on your individual aesthetic goals, you’ll see a visible reduction in that pesky double chin. Once the fat cells are destroyed, your body can no longer use them to store fat, so results are long-lasting, especially if you continue to maintain a healthy weight.
Each Kybella treatment consists of multiple injections under your chin. Dr. Khorasani determines how many injections and where to place them depending on the amount of fat you have and your desired profile.
Each Kybella appointment takes just 15-20 minutes. You’ll schedule appointments about a month apart until you complete the series. So even if you undergo six treatments — the maximum number of Kybella treatment sessions — in six months or less, you’ll have the aesthetic results you desire.
Most adults are good candidates for cosmetic injectables like Kybella, since the risk of side effects and downtime is minimal. Immediately following each appointment, you may experience some mild swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin, but symptoms should subside without issue. And Kybella injections don’t pose the risks that come with liposuction or cosmetic surgery.
If you’re one of the 67% of surveyed Americans who feel embarrassed, self-conscious, or bothered by submental fullness, but you’re not ready for a surgical procedure, Kybella could be the answer you’ve been searching for.
Get ready to face that mirror without fear. If you live or work in New York City, call Dr. Khorasani’s Upper East Side office to schedule a consultation, or use the online booking system on this website.
We look forward to meeting you and offering the care and expertise you deserve. To expedite a request for a consultation, message us securely. You may also contact the office by phone at 212-230-3378, or fill out the information below.