Modern advancements in cosmetic injectables have lead to the development of KYBELLA® for treatment of a “double chin” without the need for surgery. KYBELLA® is the only injectable solution FDA-approved for the reduction of excess fat beneath the chin. KYBELLA® complements the full range of non-surgical and minimally invasive enhancement options available at Palos Verdes Plastic Surgery Medical Center.
How does KYBELLA® Work?
Before KYBELLA®, surgical liposuction techniques were the only options available for removing fat pockets from below the chin. Now, through a series of carefully placed micro-injections, KYBELLA® has the potential to permanently eliminate targeted submental fat. Once injected, the active natural ingredient in KYBELLA® breaks down and metabolizes fat cells through a process called lipolysis. Over time, the area becomes leaner, tighter, and smoother, and additional injections are typically not needed following the recommended number of treatments. For patients who are good candidates for KYBELLA®, treatment sessions are relatively simple and can deliver remarkable results.
Benefits of KYBELLA®
Treatment with non-surgical KYBELLA® has several benefits that can make it a suitable option for those interested in reducing the appearance of a “double chin” caused by excess fat:
- Treatment is non-surgical and minimally invasive
- Very little downtime
- Regular activities can often be resumed immediately
- Sessions take about 30 minutes each
- Enhances the facial profile and neck contour
- Eliminates fat volume
- Results appear quickly and often continue to improve for up to three to four months
Good Candidates for KYBELLA®
Dr. Christine Petti will perform a thorough examination during the initial consultation to evaluate your cosmetic concerns and determine the best course of treatment. Candidates for treatment with KYBELLA® generally have areas of fat beneath the chin and/or jawline, good skin elasticity, and supportive musculature. Because KYBELLA® can only treat fat volume, patients with loose, inelastic skin, and/or muscle laxity may be better served with a procedure like neck lift.
The KYBELLA® Procedure
Before treatment, the under-chin area is numbed with topical anesthetic, which reduces any potential discomfort during the procedure. Following a carefully planned strategy, Dr. Petti will administer the KYBELLA® injections throughout the treatment region. Once the injections are complete, ice will be applied to mitigate any potential swelling or redness that may occur. Mild bruising and swelling may result after treatment, but should quickly diminish within a few days. After about four weeks, treatment may be repeated to further enhance results. For most patients, the full results of KYBELLA® should be visible within three to four months after the final session.
Melt away your double chin with Kybella
Contact Us about KYBELLA®
For more information about KYBELLA®, contact Palos Verdes Plastic Surgery Medical Center. Our friendly staff can answer any questions you have and help schedule your consultation with Dr. Petti.