Kybella: The Nonsurgical Double Chin Solution
Getting rid of the stubborn and unsightly fat that has collected under the chin without surgery is now possible with Kybella, an exciting new injection-based procedure available at Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP). This new form of treatment safely and effectively deals with the age old problem of the double chin (known medically as submental fullness), without the need for liposuction.
Kybella is the synthetic form of deoxyvhilic acid, a naturally occurring substance which allows us to absorb fat. When Kybella is injected in affected areas under the chin, fat cells are destroyed . Importantly, because fat cells are completely eliminated by Kybella, the results of the process are permanent.
Getting Started with Kybella
Before treatment, a patient is thoroughly evaluated in order to ensure that he or she is a candidate for the procedure. Then, depending on the specific amount of fat the patient wishes to eliminate, a BHP physician will customize a treatment plan. The number of treatments that may be required varies depending on the case. However, many clinical studies indicate that most patients obtain no more than six treatments before they are fully satisfied with their results. Patients can usually expect the injection process to last about 15 to 20 minutes for every session, and sessions are typically held approximately one month apart.
Kybella is a minimally invasive procedure with very few known side effects. Patients can expect slight swelling as well as some numbness or bruising in the treated area, which will typically improve on its own in just a few days. Patients should also inform their BHP physician about any medical conditions they have prior to treatment, especially if they have any past or upcoming face, neck or chin surgeries, issues swallowing, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or are currently taking any medications, such as blood thinners.
This procedure is ideal for individuals who feel uncomfortable with the amount of fat under the chin, are unsatisfied with the appearance of their profile and who want to avoid surgery. Patients who are interested in more speedy results, however, may still wish to consider a liposuction with one of BHP’s expert plastic surgeons.