There is a small area under the chin that can sometimes become full. This area, known as “submental fat” or “the double chin”, is bothersome for many people because no matter what they do or how much weight is lost, that area under the chin stays the same. Kybella offers a solution for patients ready to get rid of this problematic area.
Kybella received FDA approval in 2015 for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe submental fat in adults via injection to the affected area. Kybella is a formulation of deoxycholic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body that helps to break down and absorb dietary fat. It works by destroying fat cells and once destroyed, the cells cannot store or collect fat. The end result is a nicely contoured chin.
Some candidates are a good fit for Kybella, while others may have better outcomes with neck liposuction. Please contact us today at (602) 222-9111 to schedule a complimentary consultation and find out what treatment is right for you.
Before and After Photos
*Kybella is not covered by insurance
The number of treatments needed will depend on your desired result. Up to six treatments may be administered, no less than one month apart. Most patients see improvement in their chin definition in two to four treatments.
Swelling and soreness in the injected area may occur and last one to three weeks. About one month after the treatment, most patients experience reduction in fat and some tightening of skin in the treated area that continues to improve over the next three to five months.
Kybella’s formula destroys the fat cells, so its effects are permanent and the cells can no longer accumulate or store the fat.