KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) is an FDA-approved treatment for the reduction of submental fat (often referred to as a double chin). Surgery may be an intimidating option to correct this excess fat, but KYBELLA® injections can melt away fat without surgery. Like CoolSculpting®, KYBELLA® is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction that reduces stubborn fat in the jowl and chin area safely and effectively without surgery or downtime. Reduction of fat in this area can dramatically improve the appearance of the profile and jawline.* Dr. Rothstein treats the double chin with both KYBELLA® and CoolSculpting®, and he will help you determine which one is right for you. Sometimes, both are used to get the best result.
*As with any cosmetic procedure, results may vary and are not guaranteed.
Excess Chin Fat
KYBELLA® targets persistent fat under the chin. Fat in this location, often referred to as submental fat, can occur due to aging, weight gain, or even genetic predisposition. KYBELLA® can reduce submental fat and restore definition to your chin and profile.
Good Skin Elasticity
Ideal KYBELLA® candidates must have good skin elasticity. Having good skin elasticity ensures that the skin under the chin will not sag after KYBELLA® treatment. During a personal consultation, your surgeon will assess the elasticity of your skin to see if you are a candidate for KYBELLA®.
In this hustle and bustle world, time is too precious to waste. Many cosmetic surgeries require quite a bit of recovery time to heal properly, making them difficult to plan. Those who cannot take days or weeks off of work to undergo cosmetic surgery can still reap the benefits of KYBELLA® because it requires no downtime.
The KYBELLA® Procedure
KYBELLA® is made of synthetic deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the body to help dissolve fat. The synthetic deoxycholic acid is injected into the fatty tissue under the chin to reduce fullness. Multiple injections are administered during each treatment, and this process usually takes about 15 minutes. The number of treatments you will need depends on the amount of fat as well as your desired outcome. Most patients undergo at least two treatments with one or two months in between treatments; however, improvement is usually visible after a single session.
FAQ's About KYBELLA®
The price for KYBELLA® varies based on the size of the treatment area and the number of sessions it takes to complete your desired look. After a customized consultation with Dr. Rothstein, you will be able to gain a better understanding of how much your personalized procedure will cost.
The most common side effects of KYBELLA® are swelling, bruising, discomfort, and numbness. These reactions are typically mild and temporary. KYBELLA® can also cause more serious side effects such as dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), facial muscle weakness, and mandibular nerve injury. Although these reactions are more severe, they are very uncommon and almost always temporary.
The fat cells destroyed by KYBELLA® will not return; however, if you gain weight in the future, the remaining fat cells in the treatment area can swell and lessen your initial results. Therefore, it is a good idea to maintain a healthy lifestyle after KYBELLA®. We feel strongly about educating our patients on healthy eating, healthy lifestyle choices, and exercise.
No, your activity is not limited after KYBELLA®. Because this procedure is non-surgical, you can resume all activities immediately after your treatment.
If you want to learn more about KYBELLA®, Dr. Rothstein can provide you with additional information during your complimentary consultation.
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*Results are not guaranteed. Results and patient experience may vary.