KYBELLA® Treatment: Can a Double Chin Go Away?

KYBELLA Many people may automatically associate a double chin with weight gain, but this is not always true. While exercise and weight loss can help reduce excess fat under the chin, in some cases, professional intervention may be necessary, such as with KYBELLA® injections. If you are struggling with a double chin that won’t seem to go away despite your best efforts, here is what you might want to know.

What Causes a Double Chin?

Submental fat, more often known as a double chin, is a common condition in which a layer of fat develops under the lower jaw, usually attributed to weight gain. However, because fat deposits under the chin and the back of the neck also rely on genetics and physical composition, they cannot always be eliminated by exercise or nutrition alone. Moreover, loose or excess skin under the chin due to aging may be another cause for the appearance of a double chin.

Can a Double Chin Disappear on Its Own?

If submental fat is due to weight gain, a combination of diet and exercise may be the most effective way to eliminate fat deposits under the chin naturally.

Additionally, facial exercises like chin lifts and neck rolls may help you tone your face and neck muscles. Many people also believe chewing gum helps keep the lower jaw active, thereby reducing the appearance of a double chin. However, these methods are yet to be thoroughly studied. At the very least, they might help to strengthen the jaw but not necessarily reduce excess fat.

If your double chin persists in spite of diet and exercise, it may simply be due to your own unique genetics. In this case, if you are seeking treatment, a KYBELLA injectable may help.

How Does KYBELLA Work?

KYBELLA is the only injectable treatment authorized by the FDA to eliminate fat cells in the area under the chin for up to six treatments. When injected into submental fat, KYBELLA kills fat cells, resulting in a more contoured jawline and profile.

After these cells are destroyed, they can no longer store or build fat; therefore, further treatment is usually unnecessary after reaching your cosmetic goal.

Explore KYBELLA Treatment in Cincinnati, OH

Dr. Donna Krummen provides expert care with beautiful results for a variety of cosmetic procedures at Donna Krummen, MD FACS Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery located in Cincinnati, OH.

For more information about KYBELLA for fat reduction or double chin treatment in Cincinnati, OH, schedule an appointment with Dr. Krummen by calling (513) 985-0850.

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