Double chin fat isn’t always caused by being overweight. Often this is an inherited trait that does not respond to diet or exercise and adds years to one’s appearance.
Does Kybella work for everyone?
Candidates for Kybella injections are those who have moderate to severe fatty deposits under the chin and are unhappy with their appearance. Most people are good candidates for this procedure since the product is a replica of a naturally occurring acid in the body used to dissolve fat. Candidates should not have an infection at the treatment site and should be in good health generally. Before Dr. Lee administers Kybella to her Beverly Hills patients, she ensures they have no underlying conditions that would make treatment unsafe.
The elasticity of the patient’s skin should be sufficient to ensure the removal of the fat does not create a cosmetic outcome that is just as unpleasant as the double chin. Patients with poor elasticity or who have a considerable volume of submental fat may be left with hanging skin that will require a neck lift or a minimally invasive procedure to tighten the skin to fully rejuvenate the area. This would be the same outcome after liposuction surgery or Kybella injections in these patients.