There are three main reasons we develop fat pockets under the chin: age, weight gain, and genetics. The problem is that there has been very little we can do short of liposuction until now. KYBELLA® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable for treatment of a “double chin” without surgery.
Through a series of injections, KYBELLA® is able to reduce targeted “double chin” submental fat. The natural active ingredient in KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells, which are then absorbed by the body, resulting in improvements to the submental area. Patients typically need two to four treatments, which would be discussed and decided by Nancy Neiderer, RN. For KYBELLA® candidates that are not in need of a facelift for loose skin, treatments can be very effective and can render pleasing and long-lasting results.
- Why Choose KYBELLA?
- KYBELLA Benefits
- KYBELLA Candidates
- KYBELLA Procedure
- KYBELLA Recovery
- Number of KYBELLA Treatments
- KYBELLA Results
- KYBELLA Cost
Why Choose KYBELLA®?
- KYBELLA® is non-surgical and minimally invasive
- Minimal downtime
- Two to four treatments are required and take about 30 minutes each
- Improves the facial and neck profile
- Reduces fat under the chin
- Results appear as early as three to four weeks and often continue to improve for up to three to four months after final treatment
How Does KYBELLA® Work?
KYBELLA® has the active ingredient deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the body to break down dietary fat. The synthetic version in KYBELLA® works in the same way as it destroys the targeted fat cells. Once these cells are damaged, they are gradually metabolized by the body and filtered out via natural processes. As this process occurs, fullness underneath the chin is gradually contoured to reveal a more defined profile.
Who Would Benefit from KYBELLA®?
An initial consultation will be needed to evaluate your concerns and determine if KYBELLA® is the best treatment option. The best candidates for KYBELLA® generally have areas of fat beneath the chin and good skin elasticity. Because KYBELLA® can only treat fat volume, patients with loose skin may be better treated with a surgical procedure such as a face/neck lift. KYBELLA® should not be injected if there is an infection in the treatment area, if you’ve had any disease around the neck, if you are having trouble swallowing, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What Can I Expect During a KYBELLA® Procedure?
Prior to receiving KYBELLA®, the under-chin area is numbed with topical anesthetic and ice. The under-chin area is then marked carefully and the injections take about 10-15 minutes to administer. There is a short period of discomfort during the treatment. Once the injections are complete, ice will be applied again to reduce any swelling or discomfort that may occur. Swelling is to be expected and mild bruising may result after treatment, but these symptoms should quickly diminish within a few days. Treatment may be repeated between 4-6 weeks to further enhance results. For most patients, the full results of KYBELLA® should be visible within a few months after the final treatment.
What Is the Recovery from KYBELLA® Like?
Most patients require little to no downtime after their KYBELLA® treatment. It is normal to have some tenderness and discomfort after treatment, as well as some swelling, bruising, and numbness. These minor side effects should quickly subside over the first few days to weeks.
How Many KYBELLA® Treatments Will I Need?
Many patients can see noticeable improvement in their submental fullness with a series of two to four KYBELLA® treatments. Each treatment should be spaced at least one month apart to allow adequate time for the body to recover. Patients can undergo a maximum of six KYBELLA® treatments, if needed.
How Long Do KYBELLA® Results Last?
The fat cells destroyed by KYBELLA® injections cannot regenerate, and therefore, the results from treatment can be considered long-lasting. However, while these cells cannot regrow, the remaining fat in the area can fluctuate in size with weight loss or gain. As a result, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise to prolong the contouring effects of your KYBELLA® treatment.
How Much Does KYBELLA® Cost?
The cost of KYBELLA® will vary based on the personalized details of your treatment plan. Many patients will need a series of KYBELLA® sessions to achieve optimal fat reduction results. During your consultation, Nancy Neiderer, RN will recommend the ideal number of treatments based on the extent of your needs.
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For more information on KYBELLA®, contact Parva Plastic Surgery online or by phone at 703-777-7477 and schedule a cosmetic consultation today.
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