Fat Reduction

Kybella® is a safe, non-surgical injection technique that can quickly diminish the double chin with minimal downtime.

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Fat Reduction

Average Price:

-

Treatment Time:

30 min

Pain Level:

Pain Level 2

Downtime:

None

Results:

Lasts 4 years

What is Fat Reduction?

According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, seven out of ten adults — women and men alike — are frustrated by submental fullness, commonly known as a double chin. The chin and neck are an important frame for the face, and slimming this area can dramatically improve the way you look and take years off your face.

Treatment Options

Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for adults that permanently destroys fat cells, treating moderate to severe fat accumulation, to improve the appearance and profile under the chin.

The active ingredient in Kybella® is synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that breaks down the membranes of fat cells. When injected into the fat of the chin, Kybella® destroys the fat cells so they can no longer store or accumulate fat, which results in a noticeable reduction in the fullness under the chin.

Once Kybella® destroys the unwanted fat permanently and an ideal look is achieved, subsequent treatments are no longer needed. Once the fat is gone, it is gone.

The dissolved fat is cleared by the lymphatic and circulatory systems gradually over the span of several weeks. The Kybella®/deoxycholic acid follows the same path, getting metabolized and broken down, and then excreted as waste.

What to Expect

During your Kybella® treatment, you are seated in a comfortable position, and a topical numbing agent or ice pack is applied to ease any pain or discomfort. A series of stickers are then applied to the targeted areas to be treated. You will receive multiple small injections to the submental area – a process that takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections depends upon the amount of fat under your chin and your desired profile.

Treatment Guidelines

Schedule your Kybella® appointment several weeks prior to a special event which you may be attending, such as a wedding or a vacation, as it takes time for results to appear.

Before your appointment, make sure to wash your face thoroughly. This will reduce the chances you’ll develop an infection.

Make sure to avoid acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Both can cause bruising to develop after the procedure.

Results

After your treatment, you can resume your normal activities. Post procedure, you may have some swelling, bruising and/or numbness under your chin. For most patients, this will dissipate in a few days, but it’s possible for numbness to last for a few weeks.

Most patients experience visible results after two Kybella® treatments (spaced 4-8 weeks apart). Results can be seen in the 4-8 weeks following treatment. You may need up to 4 treatments for optimal results.

Disclaimer: Every patient is different, and results may vary due to a number of factors. During your consultation, we will discuss with you the results you can expect and create a custom treatment plan for you.

Treatment Options

Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for adults that permanently destroys fat cells, treating moderate to severe fat accumulation, to improve the appearance and profile under the chin.

The active ingredient in Kybella® is synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that breaks down the membranes of fat cells. When injected into the fat of the chin, Kybella® destroys the fat cells so they can no longer store or accumulate fat, which results in a noticeable reduction in the fullness under the chin.

Once Kybella® destroys the unwanted fat permanently and an ideal look is achieved, subsequent treatments are no longer needed. Once the fat is gone, it is gone.

The dissolved fat is cleared by the lymphatic and circulatory systems gradually over the span of several weeks. The Kybella®/deoxycholic acid follows the same path, getting metabolized and broken down, and then excreted as waste.

What to Expect

During your Kybella® treatment, you are seated in a comfortable position, and a topical numbing agent or ice pack is applied to ease any pain or discomfort. A series of stickers are then applied to the targeted areas to be treated. You will receive multiple small injections to the submental area – a process that takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections depends upon the amount of fat under your chin and your desired profile.

Treatment Guidelines

Schedule your Kybella® appointment several weeks prior to a special event which you may be attending, such as a wedding or a vacation, as it takes time for results to appear.

Before your appointment, make sure to wash your face thoroughly. This will reduce the chances you’ll develop an infection.

Make sure to avoid acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Both can cause bruising to develop after the procedure.

Results

After your treatment, you can resume your normal activities. Post procedure, you may have some swelling, bruising and/or numbness under your chin. For most patients, this will dissipate in a few days, but it’s possible for numbness to last for a few weeks.

Most patients experience visible results after two Kybella® treatments (spaced 4-8 weeks apart). Results can be seen in the 4-8 weeks following treatment. You may need up to 4 treatments for optimal results.

Disclaimer: Every patient is different, and results may vary due to a number of factors. During your consultation, we will discuss with you the results you can expect and create a custom treatment plan for you.

Fat Reduction: FAQs

Can Kybella replace a facelift?

Kybella® dissolves fat but does not remove loose skin. To fully understand if Kybella® can meet your expectations, as opposed to results from a surgical procedure, discuss your goals at your consultation. We do oftentimes combine Kybella® with Ultherapy®. Once the adipose tissue is removed, if loose skin remains, we can then perform an Ultherapy® treatment to firm it back up.

How many Kybella treatments does it take?

The number of treatments you’ll need is dependent on your desired outcome to be determined at your consultation. However, we tell most folks not to commit to Kybella® unless they plan to do at least two treatments. This treatment is a process, not a quick fix.