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When it comes to inheriting traits from your parents and grandparents, beautiful eyes, thick hair, a charming laugh, and an awesome smile are great. But if you got their double chin, you’re probably not as thankful for that. Genetics aren’t always responsible for this excess layer of fat, though. Weight gain, natural aging, poor posture, and other causes can lead to it as well.

Regardless of the cause, a double chin can wreak havoc on your self-esteem. In fact, according to data from a recent survey, an astounding 73% of men and women considering cosmetic procedures mentioned excess fat under their chin as their reason for seeking treatment. Their ultimate goal was to feel better about themselves and to look more attractive.

Prior to 2015, the only ways to get rid of a double chin were liposuction and surgery. That’s not true anymore. The team of doctors at the Tayani Institute, with 10 state-of-the-art locations throughout Southern California, can help you ditch your double chin with a minimally invasive procedure called KybellaⓇ.

Kybella melts away fat

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable that permanently eliminates excessive fat under the chin. After determining that a patient is a good candidate for Kybella, your highly trained provider at the Tayani Institute performs a series of shallow injections.

There’s no need for surgery or anesthesia. A session takes 15-20 minutes and includes multiple injections, which are determined by the amount of fat you want to remove. The number of sessions you will need will depend on your case.

Treatment uses fat-busting acid

The secret behind Kybella is that it’s a synthetic version of an acid that your body already produces to break down fat. This fat-busting acid is called deoxycholic acid. It’s the agent that helps your digestive system break down and absorb dietary fat. Kybella simply takes a proven substance and uses it to get rid of fat under your chin.

The best part is that the targeted fat cells are permanently destroyed and naturally eliminated by your body. It’s important to note, though, that you should continue to eat well and exercise. This is because if you gain a significant amount of weight after treatment, the remaining fat cells could expand. The best candidates for Kybella are men and women who have a healthy weight.

Kybella is nonsurgical and there’s little downtime

As a minimally invasive, in-office procedure, Kybella has all the benefits that come with not having surgery. There’s no hospital stay, and downtime is minimal. Side effects, which can include redness, swelling, numbness, and pain in the treatment area, usually subside in 1-2 weeks. In a relatively short period of time, you can make a huge impact in your appearance without hijacking your schedule.

Do you want to get rid of your double chin? To learn more about Kybella, book an appointment online or over the phone with the Tayani Institute today.