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While it’s nice to have photos from events with friends, many men and women feel self-conscious about how they look in photographs thanks to their “double chin.” The double chin, medically known as “submental fullness,” is a condition that can leave patients feeling uneasy about taking photos or being in certain social situations. This excess fat underneath the chin can leave individuals feeling as though they appear heavier than they really are. While liposuction is a common way of achieving an improved profile and better appearance, it is not always the best for each patient. Instead, Dr. Cynthia Cote of MD Cote may recommend the benefits of treatments such as Kybella.

Understanding how Kybella works

Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for submental fullness. This non-invasive option allows patients to visit the dermatologist over the course of several months for injections in the excess fat underneath the chin. These injections, which are formulated with deoxycholic acid, break down fat cells in the area to create a smoother, more toned area without liposuction or other surgical interventions. This makes it easy and simple to target this unwanted fat quickly and easily with our team of providers.

Are the results immediate?

No, they are not. It is essential that patients understand that the process takes time. Unlike liposuction, which provides same-day results as it permanently removes the fat cells from the body, Kybella injections take time as the process is gradual. Patients will notice the results over the course of several months as they return for injections every few weeks. Many patients prefer this option as the gradual loss of fat cells looks like a more natural occurrence than a sign of having “work done.” This is often a concern patients have when considering elective, cosmetic treatments such as this.

Interested in Kybella injections?

Call (425) 413-8292 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cynthia Cote and her team. The office, located at 27203 216th Avenue SE, Ste. A. in Maple Valley, WA, accepts new and established patients ready to a change in their appearance. Skip the plastic surgeon’s office and visit with our team at MD Cote today!

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