Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that contours and improves the appearance of a double chin, or what doctors call “submental fullness.”
A double chin, or submental fullness, is a common facial aesthetic condition. It affects both men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain, and is often resistant to diet and exercise alone.
If you’re bothered by submental fullness, you’re not alone. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), 67% of people said they’re bothered by under-the-chin fullness, or double chin, and people are just as bothered by under-the-chin fullness as they are by lines and wrinkles around and under their eyes.
Without surgery, and with little to no downtime, Kybella can contour the area beneath your chin to significantly improve your appearance. Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Zachary Filip, and the expert medical staff at Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center will design an individualized treatment plan tailored to help you improve your chin profile.
During treatment sessions Kybella is administered into the fat under your chin using tiny injections. Patients typically benefit from 2-4 treatment sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Kybella?
Kybella is composed of deoxycholic acid which is a naturally occurring substance in the human body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
Should I go to a plastic surgeon for Kybella?
Yes. A board certified plastic surgeon is familiar with and can diagnose other medical conditions that may affect your Kybella treatment. Conditions such as masseter hypertrophy, retrogenia, prominent submandibular salivary glands, and platysmal bands, are just a few examples. A board certified plastic surgeon is experienced and comfortable performing operations and injections within the complex anatomy of the neck. Also, a surgeon can identify if you are honestly not a good candidate for Kybella and fully discuss the risks, benefits, and alternatives of other treatments.
Is Kybella safe?
Kybella has been involved in over 20 clinical studies worldwide and is approved by the FDA. The most common side effects are minor and usually resolve without treatment. These include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness around the treatment area. Serious side effects were extremely rare in clinical trials.
How many treatments will I need?
At your initial consultation, Dr. Filip and the expert medical staff at Renuance will design and propose an individualized treatment plan. Many patients see results after their very first treatment and most patients will continue to benefit from a total of 2-4 treatments. Treatments are performed 4-6 weeks apart.
How long does Kybella last?
Unlike some injectables, the effect of Kybella is permanent. Once fat cells are destroyed those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the desired effect is achieved, future retreatment with Kybella is not expected.
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