Whether it’s through genetics, aging, or weight gain, some of us develop necks that leave us feeling insecure and unattractive. People with excess fat stores under the chin complain of feeling self-conscious and come to Dr. Houser at Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus for a more sleek and defined appearance at the neck and jawline.
Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery of Columbus is pleased to offer Kybella® injections for those who want a slimmer neck area without surgery. Kybella is designed for patients who are tired of living with a double chin, or moderate to severe “submental fullness,” no matter how hard they work out or how young they are.
Developed by the makers of Botox® and Juvederm®, Kybella is a prescription medicine consisting of synthetic deoxycholic acid. This naturally occurring molecule destroys fat cells, rendering them unable to store or accumulate fat. Not only do Kybella users avoid surgery, they will also see visible results in 2-4 treatment sessions and will be able to terminate treatment after no more than six sessions. This means, unlike other injectable enhancements, you won’t need to make a commitment for repeat injections for more than six months—once you’ve reached your goal, that slimmer neck is there for the rest of your life!
During each 15-20 minute treatment session, several small injections will be made by Dr. Houser, a trained Kybella provider. The number of injections at each treatment, as well as the number of treatment sessions required altogether, will depend on the amount of fat in the neck area and the patient’s aesthetic vision for their profile. Occurring one month apart from each other, each session will be followed for most patients by some swelling, bruising, or redness that typically resolves in a few days. It is not uncommon for patients to experience some numbness and areas of hardness (induration) for 2-3 weeks afterward, as well.
The great news is that you don’t have to live with submental fullness any longer. At Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus, there are numerous techniques to relieve you of the discomfort and distraction of a double chin. Call us today and schedule your consult with Dr. Houser. Find out which approach to a slimmer neck is best for your facial structure and your aesthetic goals.