A Beginner’s Guide to Fat-Reducing Kybella®
Regardless of how much we accept—and even love—our own bodies, we also know that no one is perfect. Most of us have that one area of the body we aren’t completely satisfied with. Honestly, some of us have more than one area, but that’s OK.
Whether wishing for a particular feature to be thinner, tighter, longer, more elevated, or fuller, millions of women and men have turned to cosmetic treatments to enhance their appearance. Dr. Holly Happe, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, explains that patients searching for a safe, non-surgical body contouring option in particular can benefit from Kybella® at her Newton-area practice.
Unfortunately, while sticking to a healthy diet and workout routine can help us lose weight, it can’t change the way our fat is naturally distributed. A weak chin profile and the appearance of “jowls,” a “double chin,” or a “turkey neck” don’t exactly come to mind when we think of the chiselled, defined faces of the people whose faces we admire.
Hormones and genetics play a major role in how body fat is stored, which includes where and whether fat cells shrink in response to serious diets and exercise routines. It would be great if we could say, “This next month’s cardio and salads for lunch are for reducing my double chin,” but the reality is that we have little to no control over this sort of thing.
Because of that lack of control, many people are self-conscious about noticeable fat in their jawline area. Double chins are notoriously stubborn. Fortunately, Kybella® can help you achieve your contouring goals by significantly reducing the fat deposits that make up what is known as “submental fullness.” The injectable can also be used to reduce the volume of bra fat (fat overspill in front of the arm crease), banana rolls (crescent-shaped rolls beneath the butt), and other pockets.
Kybella® contains a substance called deoxycholic acid, which is a modified version of a bile acid that occurs naturally in the gut and helps to emulsify fat during digestion. When injected into a targeted treatment site, deoxycholic acid breaks down fat cell membranes while leaving surrounding skin and tissue unscathed. This frees the contents of the fat cells to be metabolized. Results appear gradually and are long lasting for people who continue their lifestyle of healthy eating and regular physical activity.
Want to learn more about Kybella® from Newton’s Dr. Happe Medical Aesthetics? Discover how it can treat a double chin and other unwanted areas of fat by calling (617) 597-2600 or requesting a consultation online for further details.
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