Even just a bit of extra fat in the upper neck area can cause the presence of a "double chin" that can be bothersome to both men and women. The excess pockets of fat under the chin (also known as the submental area) may be caused by weight fluctuations, aging, or genetics that lead to a softer chin and jawline for an undefined profile. Dr. Donald Balder proudly provides a new technique to reduce neck fat at Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics. The active component in KYBELLA is a synthetically made version of deoxycholic acid, which acts like the body's natural DA to dissolve and absorb fat cells. Once it is injected beneath the chin, you can see a noticeable fat reduction. When the fat is removed, the cells cannot regenerate so you can enjoy your new, slender neck and strong jawline for years to come. To learn more about KYBELLA and its benefits, contact our Gulfport, MS office today to request a consultation with Dr. Balder.
Injections of KYBELLA don't require anesthesia so you can leave our office when you feel comfortable to resume your daily activities. You may have temporary numbness, bruising, or swelling below your chin, although this shouldn't last more than a few days. Call Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics immediately if you notice any unusual side effects, such as difficulty swallowing, facial muscle weakness, or an uneven smile. While the eliminated fat will not return, the remaining cells can grow so you must keep a steady weight after your KYBELLA injections to prevent new pockets of fat from forming. Ideal results from this procedure will leave your neck looking sleeker and tighter with a more defined profile.