Causes of a double chin and how Kybella can help you

One day you look youthful and have a nicely defined jaw in a group photo, and the next, you’re finding yourself avoiding having photos taken because of a noticeable double chin. A double chin, medically referred to as “submental fullness,” is excess fat cells that have developed underneath the chin and on the neck. They impact the contours of the jawline, causing patients to look heavier than they really are. While Miami Beach and Hallandale Beach area patients might consider liposuction or plastic surgery, this may not be necessary at all. Thanks to the development of a product that was developed specifically for submental fullness, patients can now reduce or eliminate their double chin without surgery. Instead, an injectable called Kybella can help. Learn more about what causes a double chin and how Kybella can solve the problem. 

What causes a double chin? 

There are many reasons why a double chin can develop, and it’s not just from extra fat or weight gain. Below are just a few of the more common causes of submental fullness: 

  •         Increased age
  •         Genetic predisposition/hereditary
  •         Natural anatomy
  •         Poor posture
  •         Excess fat

How can I address a double chin? 

While liposuction is a popular option for patients who have a double chin, there is now a noninvasive way to address submental fullness thanks to an FDA-approved injectable called Kybella. Kybella is a unique medication that fights off fat in the area it is injected, allowing the body to naturally flush the extra fat cells through the lymphatic system. With Kybella injections, gradual results are achieved over several months and patients can reduce or eliminate their double chin without surgical intervention! 

Interested in learning more about Kybella? 

Kybella is growing in popularity, and rightfully so—it allows patients to contour and define their jaw and chin by eliminating the fat cells that contribute to the appearance of a double chin. If you reside in the areas of Miami Beach or Hallandale Beach, FL, call the Greater Miami Skin and Laser Center at (305) 532-4478 to request an appointment with our team at either of our convenient office locations. We welcome new and established patients at our practice.

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