Go on Pinterest and you can find exercises to slim and tone every single part of your body… except your chin.
Sadly, there are no at-home exercises to reduce the appearance of a double chin. But there is Kybella. If you are sick of your double chin ruining all your selfies, then non surgical double chin reduction may be right for you!
What is Kybella for Non Surgical Double Chin Reduction?
Kybella for non surgical double chin reduction is a procedure that involves injecting a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid into deposits of fat under the chin. Deoxycholic acid is a synthetic version of bile acid, which the body naturally produces in the stomach to break down fat.
When this safe, synthetic form is injected into an area with excess fat cells, the acid eats away at the fat cells to shrink the size of your chin. After the acid eats away at the fat cells, the bodily waste and debris of the dead cells will be naturally metabolized by your body over several weeks
Kybella is unique because it is most popular in people who are new to cosmetic procedures. According to Lindsey Hunter Lopez, who wrote about her experience with Kybella for The Atlantic, for 45% of Kybella patients, it is their first experience with aesthetic treatments.
Many people choose Kybella because it is non surgical and non-invasive. Additionally, Kybella is very popular among men who want to sharpen their jaw line in order to cut a more striking profile.
The Benefits of Kybella
There are many benefits to choosing Kybella for non surgical double chin reduction. Unlike other procedures, it is completely non surgical with minimal recovery time. Because Kybella uses injectables instead of fat cell removal, it also carries fewer risks of adverse side effects.
The real benefit of undergoing Kybella will be unique to you.
Some people inherited the family double chin and have spent their entire lives stepping out of pictures because they were embarrassed about it. Others never take selfies without using face slimming filters. The reality is that it is easy to feel self conscious of your double chin. Many people who are otherwise in good health carry a little fat under their chin because of genetics.
It’s also hard to hide your chin. There aren’t any magazine articles with tips on how to dress to slim down your chin.
This is why many people are choosing Kybella. Once you have the procedure, you will discover benefits of your own.
Here are some of the benefits that other patients have reported:
- Increased confidence
- The desire to take selfies all the time
- Increased comfort with your body
- The freedom to stop trying every crash diet in a desperate attempt to get rid of a double chin
- More enjoyment of being in photos and posting photos on social media
- Reduced self-consciousness when eating in public places
- Fewer strangers stopping to give you unsolicited diet tips
- Holding yourself with more certainty
- Being perceived as more slender
The Kybella Procedure: An Overview
When you arrive for your non surgical double chin reduction procedure at Qazi Cosmetic Spa in Orange County, you will be taken to a clean, comfortable room for the procedure. If you have a fear of needles or any other concerns, this is the time to let Dr. Nadir Qazi know.
In order to keep you comfortable, Dr. Qazi will apply a numbing cream to the area of your chin that will be treated.
Then, he will use a skin-safe marker to make dots where the injections will go. This step of planning is very important in all aesthetic procedures. Dr. Qazi knows the anatomy of the human body very well, so marking the injection sites allows him to customize the procedure to your needs and to your body.
During this procedure Dr. Qazi may utilize an ice pack to preemptively reduce swelling and keep you comfortable. The average Kybella procedure involves 20 to 30 injections under the chin. The injections are spread out and targeted to areas of your double chin where they will have the most impact. Please note that some patients with more fat cells under their chin may require up to 50 injections for a reduction effect.
The entire procedure takes between 30 and 45 minutes, depending on how many injections you need. One benefit of Kybella being non surgical is that you can go about your day immediately after the procedure. You are perfectly safe to drive and to go back to work or school; however, you will need to wear compression bandages over your chin for several hours afterwards.
To achieve your desired results for non surgical double chin reduction, you may require multiple sessions. The experts at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic usually suggest that people with fuller chins do 6 sessions that are spaced at least 4 weeks apart. When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Qazi, he will be able to determine how many vials and how many sessions you will need.
What To Expect – Dr. Qazi’s Tips For a Safe Recovery
Most all cosmetic procedures involve some form of recovery. With surgical procedures, your recovery could take months, but because Kybella is completely non surgical, you will only have a few weeks of downtime.
Immediately after the procedure, it is normal to have some soreness on your chin. During the first 24 hours, the swelling will peak. Dr. Qazi often tells patients not to be alarmed if they feel like their chin is blowing up like a puffer fish. The swelling is caused by the deoxycholic acid eating away at the fat cells in your chin. When cells are destroyed, it creates lots of debris that the body tries to wash away by increasing blood flow to that area. Some of the swelling is also due to the presence of the acid itself.
In short, the swelling means that it is working.
Don’t worry! The swelling will gradually decrease over the next 2 to 3 weeks. It takes time for the body to absorb the remains of the fat cells. Once the procedure is over and the swelling has gone down, those fat cells are gone forever. They are not coming back!
In order to ensure a rapid, safe recovery, Dr. Qazi recommends avoiding alcohol and strenuous activities for the first 48 hours after the procedure. If you take any prescriptions, make sure to let Dr. Qazi know before the procedure Blood thinners and similar medications often increase the risk of side effects for cosmetic procedures.
Some side effects include:
- Bruising and swelling
- Risk of temporary nerve damage if the injection hits a nerve
- Difficulty swallowing
- Nerve pain or an uneven smile for a brief period of time
- General numbness
- Areas of redness and hardness around the treated area
- Pain and soreness
Please remember, always make sure to receive cosmetic procedures from a board-certified cosmetic physician like Dr. Nadir Qazi at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic. Expert cosmetic physicians will have the experience and knowledge to perform the injection safely and to give you your desired results.
Kybella vs. Microlipo: Which is Better For Double Chin Reduction?
In short, it depends on what you value in a procedure. Every cosmetic procedure has its pros and cons.
Microlipo is exactly what it sounds like: a procedure where a medical grade laser is used to melt away fat cells, then those cells are removed with suction. Microlipo is more involved than other procedures, but the incisions are small, which ensures a faster recovery time for you.
Microlipo is ideal for patients who want fast, one time results and who don’t mind the involved procedure or longer recovery time.
Because Microlipo suctions out the fat cells, the results are noticeable right away and you will not require a follow-up appointment. Dr. Qazi can use a SmartLipo laser device, Renuvion’s J plasma, or Inmode’s Facetite to melt the fat cells. This extra step also has the added benefit of tightening your skin and boosting collagen production, which will improve the texture of your skin over time.
However, there are some patients who would prefer to only get injections for fat removal. Kybella might be appropriate for them if there is a very small pocket of fat that they would like to get removed. Other demographics, like millennials, are also very into Kybella because it utilizes a version of an acid that the body makes naturally. This makes people feel more comfortable about the injection.
When it comes down to it, one isn’t better than the other definitively. Whichever procedure – Kybella or Microlipo – works for your cosmetic needs is the “better” procedure.
What About Neck Rejuvenation?
A general recommendation among cosmetic physicians is that you should treat an entire area, not just parts of an area. For example, if you get Botox for your frown lines but leave your crow’s feet alone, it will just draw attention to your crow’s feet. A similar phenomenon happens with the neck and the chin. Many fat reduction procedures result in a small amount of sagging skin – in this case, the skin on the neck may sag slightly, especially if you are older.
This is why some patients like to combine procedures like Kybella and neck rejuvenation for a complete, age-defying makeover. You have many options for rejuvenating your neck to do away with wrinkles and sagging skin. These options include both injectables and laser treatments.
One option is Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport. These cosmetic injectables are highly effective at smoothing wrinkles by reducing muscle activity. Dr. Qazi normally uses these three products in combination for the best results.
Another option is the Eraser Laser. This is a CO2 laser that firms the topmost layer of skin, creates new skin, and boosts collagen production to improve the texture of your skin.
There are a lot of important choices to make when you pursue your aesthetic goals. If you have any questions, contact Qazi Cosmetic Clinic for expert advice and medical guidance.
Frequently Asked Questions About Kybella
Who is an ideal candidate for Kybella for non surgical double chin reduction?
In general, the ideal candidate for Kybella is someone whose submental fat (double chin) is due to genetics rather than weight. It is ideal for otherwise slim people who have inherited the family chin. Additionally, younger clients typically do better because they have greater skin elasticity and heal faster.
While Kybella does completely destroy most of the fat cells responsible for your double chin, the key to maintaining your new jawline is to keep your weight steady. If you experience spikes in weight or develop another condition, then it is possible that your double chin could come back.
Kybella also works best on certain types of double chins.
First of all, your double chin has to be caused by fat rather than by loose skin. Secondly, the type of fat should be soft and squeezable for Kybella to be the most effective option.
Are there other uses for Kybella?
Yes. Some doctors have been using Kybella off-label for reducing small pockets of fat on the back, near the bra line, on the inner and outer thighs, above the knees, and below the crease of the bum. Please note that this use of Kybella is not performed by Dr. Qazi because there is not yet solid research on the safety of this use.
Does Kybella look natural?
One big benefit of Kybella over Microlipo and most cosmetic surgeries is that it is done in stages, so it is harder to overdo. In some cases, patients want to go full steam ahead with procedures that give them instant results, then they worry that their transformation is too drastic. At Qazi Cosmetic Clinic, we pride ourselves on producing natural-looking results. With Kybella, your transformation will be gradual and will look natural. No one would ever think to accuse you of “having work done.”
Contact Dr. Nadir Qazi at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic!
Have more questions? On the fence about what procedure is right for you? Unsure how to achieve your desired results? Never fear, the team at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic is here to help. Schedule a consultation to learn more!