Kybella is a recently FDA-approved injectable that reduces submental fat, or a double chin. The active ingredient in Kybella a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid which works to break down dietary fat. When injected in a pattern beneath the chin, it destroys fat cells, and has become one of the most popular alternatives to liposuction or surgery for improvement in chin, neck and jawline contouring.
Excess fat beneath the chin leaves a person looking heavier and older. In the past, ridding the body of under-chin fat required liposuction or surgery, as diet and exercise rarely work for this area. If you want to restore a more defined, youthful look without surgery, you now have the option of Kybella. It attacks the fat cells in the target area, which are then naturally shed by your body in the following weeks and months.
While Kybella injections can reduce a double chin, it is a medication, and must be injected with meticulous care so the results are as envisioned. The process involves a temporary marking grid in the area that maps the injection sites. You will have several injections with this treatment, and most patients undergo more than one treatment for best results. There is mild to moderate discomfort with Kybella injections, and some patients may feel a mild burning sensation.
Dr. Darren Smith is widely recognized as being among the finest board-certified plastic surgeons practicing in New York. His credentials are extraordinary, and his patients trust him to perform every procedure accurately, meticulously, and with the most stringent safety protocols. As an expert injector, Dr. Smith can administer Kybella injections in a manner that creates the results you envision – refreshed, youthful, and defined.
With the development of Kybella, your concerns about facial surgery or liposuction can be set aside. With a series of injections, your facial profile can be enhanced to reveal a more attractive look with a fast series of injections with this revolutionary injectable. Kybella can be appropriate for those who carry “genetic” under- chin (“submental”) fat or for those who accumulate submental fat due to weight gain. Issues such as degree of skin laxity must be evaluated by Dr. Smith prior to treatment, and a management plan will be designed accordingly.
After a series of injections with Kybella, it is normal to experience some swelling and bruising, which typically peaks at about 24 hours. The puffy aftereffects are usually less in subsequent treatments. While some bruising or discomfort may occur, it generally subsides in under 2 weeks.
The results achieved with Kybella require some patience. The fat-shedding process of your body may take weeks, or months. The beauty of this treatment is that the fat cells that have been affected by the active ingredient in Kybella will never return, for long-lasting results.
Most people will require more than one treatment, but the actual number you need can only be determined in a private consultation and by observing the quantity of fat your body sheds after the first treatment. Most patients require two to four treatments and are extremely pleased to be enjoying the slimming results for years.