From awkward compression bandages to tennis balls and chewing gum, treatments for double chins range from oddly uncomfortable to strangely simplistic. Men and women alike seek out new ways to eliminate the fat below their chins and along their jaw line. Unfortunately, many of these popular fixes result in little, if any, improvement. In most cases, you simply end up with a tired, sore jaw muscles. The good news is that the FDA has approved an injectable treatment that is proven to naturally reduce the fat associated with a double chin, and we are excited to offer Kybella® to our patients.
What Causes a Double Chin?
Several risk factors have been identified for submental fullness, such as weight, genetics and the natural aging process. Weight is the most common reason that people develop a double chin, yet even those who are in good shape can have a double chin. Genetics ultimately determines who is more likely to have submental fat. The condition may develop early in life or because of aging. As we get older, our skin loses elasticity and is more prone to sagging.
Does Exercise Help with a Double Chin?
Have you ever wondered why a double chin is so difficult to eliminate with diet and exercise? The answer is that the fat under your chin is distributed in small compartments. Exercises for a double chin rarely engage all the muscles, and you have no control over how your body will burn fat under your chin. You may be able to reduce the fat, but the results may be irregular or less than desirable.
How Does Kybella® Work?
Kybella® is formulated with a special enzyme that our bodies use to breakdown fat. Introducing the enzyme into the submental fat via Kybella® injections work the same way. The enzyme targets excess fat cells break down the membrane and releases the contents of your body to use as energy. Best of all, Kybella® requires no incisions or downtime. You simply watch the fat fade away over the next four months.
Learn More About Kybella®. Contact Dr. Daniel Tresley.
To learn more about Kybella®, blepharoplasty, eyelid scar revision and our other cosmetic treatments, contact Dr. Daniel Tresley to schedule a consultation today. As an oculofacial plastic surgeon, Dr. Tresley also offers reconstructive procedures for orbital conditions, ectropion, and other conditions. Our Northbrook practice serves the Chicago area, and you can call us directly at (847) 291-6900.