No More Double Chins

When we become a parent, one of the most delightful things we see is a beautiful, round, healthy baby face. Those soft, kissable cheeks and darling double chin are so appealing and precious. It’s too bad those double chins aren’t quite as appealing when we’re adults. Double chins aren’t only an aesthetic consideration, though. They can have health risks associated with them.

Health Risks

We automatically assume that anyone with a double chin or chins is overweight. While that’s often true, some people have other underlying health conditions. Other causes of excess neck fat are:

  • Thyroid disease
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Aging skin that loses elasticity
There are concerns about your overall health that are directly related to neck circumference. Sleep apnea is very common among those who have a large neck circumference and there is concern about the relationship between a large neck circumference and heart disease. Sleep apnea is particularly important to diagnose and treat because it:

  • Impacts the immune system
  • Affects memory and your mental state
  • Can lead to high blood pressure
  • Can be related to cardiovascular problems
  • Greatly impacts your quality of life each day
Aside from the health risks associated with extraneous neck fat, many people are, simply, self-conscious about their appearance. We all want to feel our best so we can look our best. If you have lost weight and still have a double chin or additional adipose tissue, there are treatment options available.

Reducing Your Double Chin

There are several options for you to treat your double chin. Of course, there are surgical procedures including liposuction, but surgical procedures can be risky. Now there are nonsurgical options available, too.

One option, Kybella, is a very effective way of eliminating submental fat, or fat in your chin and jaw area. Kybella is FDA approved. It’s made from Deoxycholic Acid (ATX-101) which occurs naturally during the digestive process to help break down fats.

What is the Process Like?

Kybella is injected into the chin area to help break down the fatty tissue that exists there. Your practitioner may place a number of injections very close together to help eliminate extra adipose tissue. In addition to helping reduce the risks associated with extra fat in the chin, jaw, and neck area, Kybella can help improve your appearance. Risks that may be associated with the use of Kybella, particularly at the injection sites include:

  • Numbness
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Tenderness
These side effects generally go away quickly. Talk to your practitioner about any other side effects that may be relevant to you based on your personal medical history.

How HEBE Aesthetics and Vitality Can Help You!

HEBE Aesthetics and Vitality is an anti-aging and medical boutique located in the Atlanta, GA area. Our medical staff is highly trained in the newest treatments available for anti-aging and wellness. Kybella is one of the many options we offer to help you look and feel your best. Call (404) 261-5199 or (470) 607-3866 for more information or click the booking link on our website to schedule a complimentary consultation. We look forward to helping your chinny, chin, chin become just a chin. Disclaimer: The information contained here was not written by a medical doctor and is intended for informational purposes only. This is not a substitute for medical advice.