In the past, surgery was the only way to correct a double chin. Now, patients have access to Kybella – an innovative new treatment that eliminates excess volume on the neck and chin area, “melting” away your double chin and creating a slim and contoured appearance without invasive surgery.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an exciting new injectable medicine designed to melt away moderate to severe excess fat underneath the chin. By targeting and destroying unwanted fat cells, it creates a contoured jawline and a lighter, more youthful overall appearance.
How does Kybella work?
Kybella is an artificially created version of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring substance that the body uses to absorb fat. It works by breaking the membrane surrounding the fat cell, which allows the fat to be absorbed and eliminated from the body.
Is Kybella safe?
When performed by an experienced technician, Kybella injections are extremely safe. However if they are improperly performed, there is a risk of accidentally damaging other types of cells, including skin cells. For this reason, you should only undergo Kybella injections with a cosmetic surgeon you can trust – someone with extensive experience and an impeccable track record.
What can I expect during the procedure?
Kybella injections take approximately 15 to 20 minutes and there is virtually zero recovery time. In fact, you can return to your normal activities immediately following treatment, making Kybella a quick and convenient way to melt away unwanted fat from the chin and neck area.
In general, patients need approximately three treatments to experience a visible difference from Kybella injections. However, some patients may need up to six treatments to completely eliminate their double chin. Because Kybella results are permanent, you will not require any additional maintenance visits once the fat cells have been destroyed and the excess volume has been reduced.
In terms of side effects, you can expect to experience some minor swelling and bruising at the injection site after each Kybella treatment. However, these side effects are very minimal and will diminish within a few days.
Before & After Gallery
The best way to gauge a surgeon’s skill is to view his past work. Please browse our before and after gallery, to see for yourself the dramatic results you can expect to achieve from a kybella with board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Farzaneh.