For patients who are dissatisfied with a bothersome double chin but who shy away from traditional liposuction, a revolutionary treatment called Kybella could be the answer. Kybella remains as the only FDA approved injectable medication for the treatment of submental fullness, also known as a “double chin”. Kybella treatments are performed through a simple injection that will leave your face appearing thinner, more contoured, and even younger.
Kybella uses a specialized deoxycholic acid, designed to help break down and absorb fat. The Kybella serum destroys fat cells from under the chin area providing you with a balanced and firmer facial appearance. For good candidates, the benefits from this non-invasive and relatively brief sequence of treatments can be great. Both men and women can feel more confident with their appearance after treatments. Visible results usually occur within 2 to 4 treatments, with some patients requiring up to 6 treatments.
Kybella injections can be performed with a topical or local anesthesia in order to increase your comfort during the procedure and they take place in one of our state of the art treatment rooms. The needle used is thin enough that most patients do not find it painful. There is some relatively minor discomfort during the injection process and some slight discomfort and swelling afterwards that can be addressed with Tylenol. In some instances, numbing agents will be applied to sensitive patients to ensure a more comfortable procedure.
During your consultation with one of our physicians, we will discuss any concerns you may have and the aesthetic outcome you expect from the procedure. Your cosmetic surgeon will explain the benefits of Kybella and answer any questions that you might have. The doctor will also discuss the factors that need to be considered before deciding on the treatment, including your medical history, typical effects of aging, and other treatment options that may exist. Not all patients are good candidates for Kybella. If you have laxity in the tissues of the neck, other options should be considered. Rest assured that through the course of your consultation both you and the doctor will candidly discuss your options and help determine the best choices for your own, unique, needs.
Some patients who have had Kybella treatments have experienced: pain, numbness, swelling, bruising, and redness around the treatment area, most of which dissipate within 48 hours of the treatment. A member of our staff will go over side effects of Kybella before your first injection.
COSTS & RECOVERY
The recovery time with Kybella is minimal. Patients are able to drive home from the procedure and resume normal activities immediately. The majority of the swelling from the procedure is usually gone within 48 hours. The cost of Kybella treatments average between $1,200-$2,400.
AFTER THE TREATMENT
Following the series of Kybella treatments, most patients find that care is minimal and they move forward feeling more confident in their appearance. Kybella is designed to destroy fat cells; once these cells have been destroyed they can no longer store nor accumulate fat. Once your desired look has been achieved, retreatment with Kybella is not expected. However, be sure to discuss with your doctor what you should expect after the series of treatments.
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