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Excess fat under the chin (submental) can be a common sign of being overweight, however, many people are genetically pre-disposed to having more fat in this area of their body, even if they are a healthy weight and exercise constantly. Unfortunately, this can have a negative effect on a person’s quality of life and self-image. Although some people opt for liposuction to get rid of their neck fat, Kybella can help men and women with unwanted double chins in a quick, safe, and non-invasive manner.

How does it work?

Kybellausesdeoxycholic acid – a molecule that dissolves fat. It works by destroying the fat cell membrane, which in turn causes the fatty contents within the fat cell to be released and metabolized and are naturally absorbed and eliminated by the body.

Who’s a good candidate?

Anybody over the age of 18 who cannot get rid of the fat under their chin with diet and exercise is a good candidate for Kybella. One must remember that the treatment dissolves fat, therefore, loose skin under the chin will not be addressed with the treatments. The ideal candidate is a patient with good skin tone and elasticity that will recoil after the fat underneath has been eliminated

Is it safe?

Kybellahas gone through many clinical trials and has been approved by the FDA as a safe and effective treatment for getting rid of chin fat. It is a wonderful non-invasive alternative for patients that do not want to undergo a surgical procedure involving liposuction of the neck.

The Kybella treatment only takes a few minutes and is relatively painless due to a topical numbing agent placed where the injections will go. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, or numbness, which disappears after a few days.

Can Kybella be used on any other parts of the body?

No. Kybella has only been FDAapproved as a treatment for chin (submental) fat. It is also worth pointing out that just like liposuction, Kybella should not be seen as an alternative to diet and exercise.

Why Dr Constantine?

If you are considering trying Kybella, Dr. Constantine is uniquely qualified to evaluate and perform this procedure on you. He is one of a select few in the Dallas/Fort Worth area that have been properly trained and able to provide Kybella to his patients.He will be able to tell you whether or not you are a good candidate for it. He will guide you through the entire process and make sure you’re treatment plan is personalized and tailored specifically for you.

Kybella requires skill and precision to be performed correctly, so you should always go to a physician with experience and the proper training in performing Kybella.

If you would like more information about Kybella, please do not hesitate to call and schedule and appointment. Dr. Constantine will be happy to answer any questions you have.