If you talk to Omaha residents and ask them to tell you what they would love to change about their appearance, many of them are going to say that they want to do something about their double chin. When you have a double chin, it negatively impacts the way that you look. It is easy to feel self-conscious about it. Kybella® has been helping many individuals make their double chin disappear.
There are a number of reasons why people despise having a double chin. First, there are many disparaging names used to describe the excess fat that people have underneath their chin. It’s called a turkey wattle, a second neck, or second head. Understandably, this leaves you feeling self-conscious.
Some people try to hide their double chin by wearing a turtleneck or wearing a scarf. There are some occasions where it’s okay to where these articles of clothing. However, you cannot wear a turtleneck and scarf everywhere that you go. In some cases, wearing clothing in an attempt to hide your double chin can actually make it stand out or make it more prominent.
When a person has anything about their body that they don’t like and it makes them self-conscious, their self-consciousness is reflected in their confidence. You can look around the room and instantly spot an individual who is not happy with their double chin. They constantly have their hand around their neck. Or when they are trying to hide their double chin, you could be looking at them in their face, but they assume that you are staring at that excess fat underneath their chin.
For some people, self-consciousness about their double chin has reached a point where it negatively impacts their life. They don’t feel comfortable pursuing relationships with others. Their double chin makes them feel uncomfortable in the work environment. That lack of confidence comes across to others as a lack of skill, a lack of training, or a lack of expertise. Having a double chin seems like such a small thing to an individual who is not dealing with the issue, but for a person who has been battling with a double chin throughout their teenage years and into their adult years, getting rid of it can be the most important thing in their life. This is one of the reasons why so many people are happy when they learn about the non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment designed to make double chins disappear known as Kybella®.
Do You Have To Be Overweight to Have a Double Chin?
Most people associate having a double chin with being overweight. It is understandable that they make this connection because a lot of individuals who are overweight do have excess fat underneath their chin in the same way that they have excess fat on other parts of their body. However, there are a number of people who are at a healthy weight and still struggle with a double chin.
Genetics are often to blame. When you look at someone who has a double chin, whether they are overweight or not, and then you look at their family members, it is usually easy to tell where they inherited that double chin from. Ironically, people who grow up in a family where their mother or father have a double chin grow up hoping that they don’t develop one. When they do, the effect on their self-esteem is even greater.
In addition to being overweight, what are some other factors that may contribute to you having a double chin? For some people, it is excess skin. As we get older, our skin produces less collagen, less hyaluronic acid, and less elastin. This means that our skin does not have the same ability to bounce back that it did when we were younger.
For most people, a double chin is the result of excess fat. This is the most recognized type of double chin. Some people have a double chin and also have excess weight, but there are a lot of people who seem to just accumulate that excess fat underneath their chin. What’s ironic about this is that of these individuals could be thin and at a healthy weight. However, because they have the excess fat under their chin, when people see them, they see them as being fat. This is because we make the majority of our decisions about other individuals based on the appearance of their face. Having a double chin makes you have a fat face. Having a fat face causes most people to see you as being fat, regardless of what is said on the scale.
In your neck, you have a muscle that is called the platysma. For some people, excess fat can grow underneath the muscle. This only makes their double chin more pronounced. In other cases, that neck muscle becomes loose and starts to separate and that gives a person the appearance of having a double chin.
It is important for you to work with your doctor in identifying the reasons behind your double chin. This will determine the treatment or procedure is going to be right for you.
What is Kybella®?
Since having a double chin is such a big concern for so many people, there have been a lot of treatments on the market designed to pinpoint and fix a double chin. A simple Internet search will reveal a number of exercises that are supposedly designed to tighten up the double chin. However, the vast majority of those exercises don’t work.
There are a number of surgical options for getting rid of excess fat under the chin. Many of these options do work. For example, liposuction has been used successfully for years and has given people the sculpted look that they want. The downside is that liposuction is a surgical procedure. Even if everything goes 100% according to plan, you are still going to have downtime and recovery time. And everyone is going to know you had some sort of cosmetic procedure done.
For some people, the downtime, the pain, and the recovery of liposuction are okay and so they go that route. Other people, however, prefer a safer, quicker, and non-surgical option that does not require them to miss time from work, school, or other activities. This is why so many people are attracted to the idea of using Kybella®.
This treatment uses deoxycholic acid as a way of dissolving the unwanted fat that has collected under your chin. Deoxycholic acid is a substance that naturally occurs in your body. It is what your body uses to break down dietary fats. These treatments use a synthetic form of this acid, which is administered as an injection.
Once the acid is injected, it destroys the fat cells beneath the chin, making it impossible for the fat cells to store fat anymore. This is a delicate treatment that should only be performed by trained medical professionals. In order to get the best results, the injections must be administered in the proper location and in the proper amounts. This means not only understanding the medical side of things but also having an understanding of the aesthetics involved in sculpting the face.
The treatment will begin with your healthcare provider using a marker or some other instrument to mark the injection sites. They may provide you with ice or a numbing agent with the goal of making the treatment as comfortable as possible.
The number of injections you will get will vary between 20 and 50, depending on the amount of fat that needs to be treated. From the moment that it is injected, the acid starts to work. It starts to break down the fat cells, forcing them to release their fatty content.
The results are seen over the next few weeks and months. You will likely need multiple sessions in order to get the full results. The number of treatment sessions is going to vary from person to person, depending on the amount of fat that they have the area that needs to be treated. The maximum number of treatments a person may receive is six. Treatment sessions are spaced one month apart. Most people start to see the results after their second treatment.
As you can see, Kybella® treatments are not administered as a one-size-fits-all treatment. The treatment is customized to meet your needs and the results that you want. Some people just want a little bit of fat removed, and others would like a little bit more. When you sit down with us for your initial consultation, we are going to discuss your specific desires and needs. We are also going to talk to you about what it is that is causing your double chin with the goal of helping you to see whether or not this treatment is right for you. For example, if your double chin is caused by lose muscle, then this might not be the right treatment for you. Our doctors may be able to recommend other treatment options that might better suit your needs.
What Should I Expect After Treatment?
This is a non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment. So you are not going to have the same downtime or recovery time that you would have if you opted for a surgical procedure. Many people are able to leave the clinic and go right back to their everyday activities as if they have had nothing done.
During your consultation with us, we will discuss any post-treatment care that you will need to follow with the goal of getting the most out of your treatment. It is recommended that you stay away from direct sunlight in the hours following your treatment.
When Kybella® destroys fat cells in the submental area, the results should last. This treatment is designed to permanently destroy unwanted fat cells. This is different than what happens when you lose weight from diet and exercise. Each person is born with a set number of fat cells. Some people develop more fat cells once they reach adulthood, but the number does not vary much. When you diet and exercise, you do not destroy fat cells. All you are doing is reducing the size of the fat cells you have. This is why when a person stops their diet or when a person stops exercising, they put on fat again. With this treatment, the fat cells are gone. In most cases, they will not come back.
As more people learn about Kybella®, the treatment becomes more popular. People feel comfortable knowing that they are going to be able to get rid of an aspect of their appearance that has been bothering them for years without needing to undergo surgery. People feel ecstatic when they learn that the results of this treatment can be permanent.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
Would you like to see for yourself how Kybella® can help you? If so, we warmly invite you to contact Omaha Face Plastic Surgery and Med Spa. At our convenient location in Omaha, our caring and dedicated professionals stand ready to answer any questions you might have about this treatment. We look forward to working alongside you with the goal of helping you make your aesthetic goals a reality. Contact us today to set up your consultation!