Whether it’s from weight gain or seems to just come along with aging, many people experience a double chin. This isn’t something most people look forward to as they age gracefully! They may wonder, ‘where did that thing come from, anyway?’
A double chin appears when a layer of fat forms beneath your chin. In this day of selfies, you will see people finding the perfect pose, chin lifted, tongue pressed to the roof of the mouth, camera held high all in an attempt to avoid that double chin sneaking its way into the picture.
So, what is there to do, besides the right camera angle, to get rid of a double chin once it has formed? The good news is that you CAN get rid of it because it is made up of fat cells. And, no, at Fountain of You, we are not going to suggest chin exercises!
Invasive Solution – Liposuction
The “old-fashioned” solution is liposuction which involves making a small incision under your chin, sticking a tube into the incision, and sucking out the fat. You may have even seen this procedure done on television. While it is generally done while a patient is under general anesthesia, a physician may offer to do it with local anesthesia. If so, we urge you to do it under general anesthesia or you may feel pain. In fact, you may feel a great deal of pain.
Non-Invasive Solution – Kybella
That being said, we actually suggest that you don’t have liposuction performed for a double chin at all because we have a better solution! Kybella is a non-invasive procedure for double chins. Yes, such a thing exists, and we offer it!
Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable that will eliminate the fat cells under your chin forever. Kybella consists of a series of injections in the neck and chin. The amount of fat cells will determine the number of injections, so it will vary based on your individual needs. Each treatment takes only about twenty minutes, so this is not a time-consuming procedure. The side effects are relatively harmless such as swelling or bruising, although the doctor will go over everything with you to make sure you are fully informed before you decide if Kybella is right for you.
Fountain of You is located in Melbourne, FL. We are a boutique-style, anti-aging medical spa led by Dr. Kim Zipper. When you come to Fountain of You, you are in the hands of highly educated, trained professionals. We offer a variety of services to our clients, including Kybella injections. If this is something that interests you or if you are interested in our other anti-aging services such as Botox or chemical peels, then please give us a call today at 321.574.5376 for your free consultation!