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The Slimming Benefits of Kybella

Non-Surgical Treatments / October 31, 2016

What is Kybella in Toledo, OH?

Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable medication that improves the appearance of moderate to severe fullness under the chin and the upper neck.  This area often called the submental fat and is of great importance and concern to many patients, especially when the excess creates the appearance of a “double chin”.

Most patients believe that submental fullness is only related to being overweight but that is not the only reason.  Although it can be associated with weight gain, more commonly it’s a result of genetics or an inherited characteristic.  Another reason for this excess fat is related to aging.  As we get older, we often tend to have more fatty tissue under the chin and the upper neck.

How Does Kybella work?

Kybella is an injectable product that is injected into the fat under the chin. The formula, made of deoxycholic acid, causes the destruction of fat cells, leading to permanent slimming results. Treatments are typically four weeks apart, and for most patients, they require an average of two treatments to achieve their ideal neck/jawline appearance. However, some patients may require three or more treatments, depending on the amount and extent of fatty excess being treated.

This non-surgical procedure is performed in our office with no anesthesia required and no downtime.  We do offer a topical numbing cream on the treatment area to reduce any sensation from the small needles being used.

Good Candidates for Kybella

For non-surgical double chin reduction, an examination by your board-certified plastic surgeon is important because other issues such as skin laxity or looseness in the neck may need to be evaluated for alternate treatment options.  Kybella treatment results in permanent fat reduction and may also reduce moderate tissue tightening to improve the neckline.

Ideal candidates for Kybella in Toledo, Ohio, would be anyone with excess fullness in the upper neck or under the chin, with reasonably good skin tone.

Kybella Results

The results from this minimally invasive fat reduction procedure are typically seen after a few weeks. Initially, there can be an inflammatory reaction, some redness and tenderness, which is the result of fat cells being permanently destroyed. Once they are metabolized by the body and excreted, the inflammation will resolve.

Patient Satisfaction with Kybella

Patient satisfaction with Kybella is quite high when the appropriate candidates are selected and proper protocol is followed. That is why it’s always important to seek out a physician who has experience in this area, such as a board-certified plastic surgeon.  The injections also need to be placed very precisely by an experienced professional, otherwise, complications or uneven results may occur.

Patients are quite happy with the reduction in fat along with improvement in neck contour and are generally very pleased with the overall look and results after Kybella.