KYBELLA™ Treatment for a Double Chin
The collection of excess fat under the chin is one of the most common – and most frustrating – conditions experienced by both men and women across the globe. A “double chin” can be impossible to eliminate with traditional diet and exercise, and surgical options such as liposuction have traditionally been the only effective solution… until now.
KYBELLA™ is a revolutionary new treatment available here at Florida Plastic Surgery Group. This injectable procedure is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the reduction of submental fullness (excess fat in the upper part of the neck and under the chin). KYBELLA™ involves no surgery and typically does not require downtime. If you are looking for minimally-invasive options to reduce the appearance of a double chin and enhance your profile, KYBELLA™ may be the ideal treatment for your needs.
Benefits of KYBELLA™
KYBELLA™ offers a non-surgical solution to a problem that many people feel very self-conscious about. The many benefits of this state-of-the-art procedure include:
- Reduction of excess chin fat and enhanced facial contours
- The procedure can be performed in-office
- The treatment is typically very quick and can be considered a “lunchtime” procedure
- The results are often extraordinarily long-lasting and potentially permanent
- No surgery or general anesthesia is necessary
- Little to no recovery time
One of our plastic surgeons will meet with you for an initial consultation and answer your questions about KYBELLA™. This treatment can be ideal for patients who suffer from an excess amount of fat under the chin; however, patients who are experiencing a predominance of loose, inelastic skin under the chin may benefit from an alternative procedure. Our surgeon will discuss your options with you and determine if KYBELLA™ is the best solution for your needs.
The KYBELLA™ Procedure
KYBELLA™ is composed of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule that aids in the breakdown of dietary fat in our bodies. The KYBELLA™ solution harnesses that molecule and utilizes it to target excess fat cells under the chin. Once injected into the targeted areas, the excess fat cells should be destroyed and then gradually be filtered from the body via natural metabolic processes.
The entire KYBELLA™ treatment typically takes only about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. A topical numbing solution can be applied to the skin before the injections to minimize discomfort. Some mild bruising and swelling in the treatment area can be expected after treatment; however, these effects should fade within a few days. While some patients have experienced optimal results after just one KYBELLA™ treatment session, most individuals will need three to four treatments – spaced about four to six weeks apart – for the best possible outcome.
Do you have questions about KYBELLA™? Please contact us today for more information, or to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to discuss your needs and help you determine if this procedure is right for your goals.