Released by Kythera Pharmaceuticals, Kybella™ involves non-invasive fat reduction. It is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that is used for reducing the amount of fat present under the chin. Before Kybella™ was created, the only way to remove fat from under the chin was through a procedure called liposculpture.
What Is It?
Kybella™ is an injectable treatment that has the power to destroy fat cells located under the chin. Through the destruction of fat cells, it can reduce the appearance of a cosmetic condition called a double chin. Both men and women suffer from a double chin, which has been notoriously difficult to correct. The problem with having a double chin is that it can make you appear to be much heavier than you are. Kybella™ works by targeting specific fat cells around the chin area so you will not have a double chin.
It can target and destroy these cells without causing harm to the surrounding tissue. Once the cells are destroyed by Kybella™, the body naturally absorbs and disposes of them. Gradually, your double chin will start to disappear.
How It Works
Kybella™ is an injection comprised of deoxycholic acid. This is a substance that occurs naturally inside of the body that is very effective at eliminating and absorbing fat. Kybella™ has been used effectively in many clinical trials, and it has proven its safety and effectiveness. Many dermatologists call it a total technological breakthrough.
The Benefits of Kybella™
If you’re considering reducing the appearance of a double chin with Kybella™, there are several benefits to consider. First, it doesn’t require general anesthesia or invasive surgery, which is required for alternative treatments.
There is also no downtime associated with the treatment. Kybella™ is a minimally invasive procedure and can be completed quickly.
It has been approved by the FDA, which means it’s safe for most people. There are minimal side effects associated with the treatment. The injection might also cause redness, minor pain and bruising. To learn more about this procedure, please schedule a consultation with us.
If you have excess fat under your chin, but you are not ready for cosmetic surgery, Kybella™ could be right for you. At Athena Plastic Surgery, our medical team will work with you to create a treatment plan that is right for you. During your consultation, Dr. Avron Lipschitz can assess your aesthetic concerns and goals to customize a treatment to fit your needs. Contact Athena Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.