Kybella is the only FDA-cleared injectable treatment for adults that gets rid of fat cells under the chin to improve your profile. Kybella is a non-human, non-animal derived version of deoxycholic acid, which is a NATURALLY occurring material found in all of us that helps break down fat and absorb it.
How is Kybella used?
Kybella is an injection in the submental region to dissolve fat away and improve the overall contour of the neck and jawline.
What happens to the skin under my chin after it is injected?
Fortunately, one of the added benefits is that the neck skin tends to tighten as healing occurs INSTEAD of deflating like an empty balloon. This adds to the overall benefit of the treatment.
Is there downtime to the treatment?
Most individuals have slight discomfort similar and experience different degrees of swelling and bruising, but it is a normal part of the healing process.
How long does it take to see results?
Your results depend on the amount of excess fat you have under your chin. Most patients begin seeing positive results as quickly as 4-6 weeks post-injection.
How many treatments will I need?
Patients receive multiple Kybella injections (like Botox or fillers) in a single treatment. Most patients generally require 2-4 treatment sessions about one month apart to see their optimal results. We advise re-treating 4-6 weeks after the first treatment.
What are the possible side effects?
The safety and effectiveness of Kybella were established in two large studies, which enrolled over 1,000 adult participants with moderate or severe submental fat. Kybella can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness, and trouble swallowing although these side effects resolved within a brief period of time.
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Interested in learning more about double-chin reduction with Kybella? To schedule a consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (949) 701-4454. South Coast Plastic Surgery serves Irvine, CA and the greater Orange County area.