Chin Up for Spring with Kybella

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If your double chin has you feeling blue, consider Kybella to contour your chin for Spring. Kybella is the first and only FDA approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile. Whether it be from aging, genetics, or weight gain, patients are often bothered by this submental fat. Kybella treats ‘double chin’ by permanently reducing the fat cells, letting your newly contoured jawline shine through.

How Kybella Works

Kybella is a nonsurgical treatment that consists of injections into the fat with deoxycholic acid. This acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body. It aids in the breakdown and absorption of the fat. These destroyed fat cells will no longer be able to store fat, thus permanent results. The treatment consists of multiple small injections, and takes about 15 to 20 minutes.  You will see results after 1 treatment. Some patients desire a few treatments to achieve optimal results.

What Can I Expect?

Minimal discomfort is experienced in a treatment. Patients report a tolerable burning sensation immediately after injecting, which is very easily relieved by some ice. It is common to experience some swelling, and possibly some numbness or bruising. These side effects are temporary and resolve on their own, and you won’t have to plan for any downtime. Kybella treatments are typically spaced at least one month apart. 

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Chesterton Facial Plastic Surgeon