Kybella is the first and only FDA approved injectable that improves the appearance of moderate to severe fat under the chin, called submental fat. It is the non-invasive, non-surgical solution to trim down your double chin and improve your profile.
Do you feel your double chin detracts from your appearance? Are you self conscious about your double chin? Are you being choked by your tie? Have you noticed that your selfies, from the side and front, make you look fat? Does it run in your family? Have you wished for a way to remove your double chin without surgery?
If so, you aren’t alone. The LA Times reported that as many as 7 out of 10 Americans say they are bothered by a double chin.* If you have tried diet and exercise and been unable to get rid of your double chin, then Kybella may be a great option for you.
Why do I have a double chin?
A double chin can be caused by aging, genetics and weight gain. A double chin results from accumulation of fat below the jaw line which is typically resistant to diet and exercise. Many people are thin and healthy but still suffer with a double chin (usually due to genetics). Both men and women suffer from a double chin.
What are my options?
Until now, the most effective way to remove the excess fat was through liposuction, sometimes combined with a neck lift. Liposuction is a good option because it is usually successful, but it can be costly and painful.
Newer options include Cool Sculpting which freezes the fat. But it has its own risks. And, you may still need tightening of the skin. Ultherapy uses ultrasound to tighten and lift without surgery. It can last a year or longer and requires maintenance treatments. But, the results are not permanent.
Kybella was designed specifically for people with double chins, regardless of the cause. It is made of deoxycholic acid – a naturally occurring substance in the body that dissolves fat, which is naturally flushed out of your body. The treated fat cells are destroyed permanently. Kybella has solid research to support its use for double chins. And the results can last a lifetime.
Typically, it will take more than one treatment to achieve your goals. The number of injections necessary will be tailored to your specific needs. Thus, once your aesthetic goals are achieved, retreatment is generally not required.
Kybella is best for people with moderate to severe fat accumulation below the jaw line. Importantly, Kybella has a preference for fat, so it will not harm surrounding tissues. Moreover, Kybella has some advantages over liposuction, such as no down time and a lower risk of bruising.
You want a skilled operator. Dr. Glenn Goldberg has the training, skills and experience to safely inject Kybella and effectively sculpt you a new profile.
The procedure takes about 15 minutes. Most people will require two to three visits, spaced a month apart to achieve the desired effects. It may take 4-6 weeks after each treatment to see results. Common side effects are swelling, bruising, numbness, and redness. Once the swelling goes away, the skin will tighten and reveal a new, improved neckline. While Kybella can produce liposuction like results, there is no pain, and no recovery required. Once the desired result is achieved, re-treatment should not be necessary.
Am I a good candidate?
The only sure way to find out if you are a good candidate is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Goldberg at Coast Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center in Laguna Beach, CA. Call us today at 949-499-1389.