KYBELLA® is a revolutionary injectable treatment that can reduce fat below the chin without the need for incisions, surgery, and/or extended downtime. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for individuals 18 years of age and older, this alternative to liposuction of the neck can be an excellent option for women and men troubled by submental fullness that remains immune to a healthy diet and regular exercise—an aesthetic concern commonly referred to as a “double chin.” Through a series of non-surgical KYBELLA® injections, board-certified plastic surgeons Ram Kalus, MD and Craig Rowin, MD can help you achieve a slimmer, more toned under-chin profile with natural-looking, long-lasting results.
What Are the Benefits of KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® offers numerous advantages to individuals seeking fat removal in the upper neck region. Some primary benefits of this innovative treatment include:
- A relatively quick, non-surgical procedure
- Improved definition beneath the chin and along the jawline
- Minimal—if any—recovery and downtime
- Long-lasting results (as long as one’s weight remains stable)
In addition, KYBELLA® can be easily combined with dermal fillers and various other surgical or non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures for a more comprehensive cosmetic enhancement.
How Is KYBELLA® Administered?
The KYBELLA® procedure is performed in-office and can typically be completed in 30 minutes or less. During treatment, small amounts of the KYBELLA® solution will be carefully injected into targeted areas underneath the chin using an ultra-thin needle. Once administered, the unique formula—which is composed of a deoxycholic acid-based mixture—works to break down and destroy localized fat cells, which then exit the body over time through natural metabolic processes. Depending on each patient’s particular needs and goals, a series of two to six KYBELLA® sessions scheduled at least one month apart is generally needed to achieve an optimal outcome, but follow-up injections thereafter are usually not required.
Immediately after treatment, a minimal degree of bruising and/or swelling throughout the submental region is normal, but these symptoms are temporary and should resolve relatively quickly. Most patients are able to return to normal activities within 24–48 hours, if not later the same day. While it may take a few weeks for final results to appear, the improved under-chin contour achieved with KYBELLA® can be long-lasting when an overall healthy lifestyle is maintained.
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For more information about non-surgical double chin reduction with KYBELLA®, or if you are interested in scheduling a consultation at our practice, please contact Plastic Surgery of the Carolinas today.