Kybella® Double Chin Treatment
Double chin is common in men and women and is caused by aging, genetics and less often, weight gain. It detracts from an otherwise balanced and harmonious facial appearance, leading to an older, heavier look. Kybella® is the only minimally invasive treatment available to treat a double chin.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” It is not known if Kybella® is safe and effective for use outside of the sub-mental area. Kybella® disrupts the fat cell causing it to destroy the fat cell membrane. The body then metabolizes the fatty contents via the normal metabolic pathways. The fat disappears permanently.
What to Expect During and After Your Kybella Treatment
The area under the chin will first be cleaned. A pen will be used to mark the injection areas beneath the chin and along the jawline. The injections themselves can produce some mild discomfort. A local anesthetic is used to help make the injection process as comfortable as possible.
Some soreness around the injection sites is to be expected. Swelling and bruising are also common and should begin to subside after a around three days but can remain for a few weeks.
Benefits of Kybella®:
- Destroys fat cells when injected into the fat beneath your chin
- Is non-surgical, and takes approximately 15-20 minutes in office
- Is customized to help you achieve individualized treatment goals
- Typically does not require additional treatments once your aesthetic goal is achieved
- Requires minimal to no downtime
- Does not require a post-procedural compression garment
While some improvement can be seen after one treatment, additional treatments are needed to eliminate all the excess fat and refine the appearance of the chin in order to provide the patient with results that satisfy their needs. Most patients are able to attain their desired results within four treatments.
The cost of your Kybella injections will be determined by the amount of treatments needed to attain your desired results. HealthPartners Plastic Surgery, we offer financing options to help make the payment process more manageable for our patients. The cost of your treatment and any other questions you may have can be addressed during the consultation process.
Schedule a Consultation
We would be happy to schedule a consultation to answer any questions you may have and provide our recommendation on what we think is best for your situation. You will be well taken care of at HealthPartners Plastic Surgery. We are confident you will be pleased with the results.