How does someone find a skilled doctor for Kybella injections?

If Kybella is so new and just recently FDA approved how can someone find a doctor that can be trusted and  has the appropriate skill level to inject chin fat? Is there a specific credential that consumers should be looking for?

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To Locate a doctor

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You can search Kybella's website under "locate a doctor" section to find a surgeon near your area.  Hope this helps.

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Skilled Kybella Doctor

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Currently the manufacturer of Kybella, Allergan, has a directory of physicians that are appropriately certified and trained to inject Kybella.  

Finding a Skilled Injector

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The Kybella treatments are straight forward in terms of the placement of the grid which is the recommendation of Allergan. The injections are meant to be in the subcutaneous tissue and not below the superficial (Plastyma) muscle of the neck. The grid guides the correct sites to be injected. Bruising is a risk so avoiding aspirin products and NSAIDs pre-treatment are important. There is an important nerve(marginal mandibular) which provides motor innervation to the corner of the mouth

and this should be avoided during the injection. Keeping the injections above the muscle and staying on the grid pattern should avoid this problem. My suggestion regarding the skilled person for injection is to find a board certified physician who has the experience with Kybella. Remember this requires 3-5 treatments several months apart so you have to be patient for the results.

Robert W. Sheffield, MD
Santa Barbara Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

How does someone find a skilled doctor for Kybella injections?

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Excellent question. Anyone who is injecting Kybella has to have gone through their training, so they will know their way around the product, but at first people will not have much experience. The best way to ensure you have a qualified trainer is to choose a surgeon who operates on faces and is therefore intimately familiar with the anatomy as well as someone who has good experience with other injectables. Ultimately, Kybella is much easier to administer than Botox or any filler, so if you would trust your injector to do either of these, you should trust them with Kybella.

Mathew A. Plant, MD, FRCSC
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 40 reviews

Finding skilled doctor for Kybella

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Ensure that you are going to an experienced and expert board certified plastic surgeon who has been trained and certified by Allergan to perform Kybella.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Go to a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon

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As long as your doctor knows his/her anatomy, Kybella can be safely injected with great results. Its important to go to someone that does inject a lot of Kybella not so much for the difficulty of injection technique (it is a fairly easy procedure to perform) but to guide you through the many stages of the healing process (swelling, bullfrog neck, lumps, jelly like feeling, etc, etc). Having seen many patients go through the healing stages- your doctor will be able to guide you through yours and figure out how many additional treatments you need. 

Sameer Bashey, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Kybella Injectors

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One way to find Kybella injectors, and perhaps the best way, is right here on RealSelf.  You can search for physicians who are board certified and trained to inject Kybella by using the search box at the top of the page.

I hope that helps.

Best regards.

Brian Windle, MD
Kirkland Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 64 reviews

How does someone find a skilled doctor for Kybella injections?

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The Allergan website is a good resource to find practictioner performing Kybella and other dermal filler injections. Try

Richard Zienowicz, MD
Providence Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 67 reviews

Finding a Skilled Doctor to Inject Kybella (Belkyra)

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You can find a Allergan certified physician that injects Belkyra by going to the Locate a Doctor tab on the Belkyra website.  All the best.

Finding a qualified Physician to inject Kybella (Belkyra)

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It is important to find a skilled Doctor for the Belkyra treatments.  Check their qualifications, number of years in practice and that they have certified training for Belkyra injections. Video has more details

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