Double Chin Reduction
KYBELLA® is administered as a series of injections to the treatment area under the chin, destroying fat cells and producing gradual results. Everyone’s chin profile is different, so your Dr. Chaudhary will tailor treatment to you.
How Does KYBELLA® Work?
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
What To Expect with KYBELLA®
Treatment can only be administered by Dr. Chaudhary. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 20 to 40 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Dr. Chaudhary will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Each KYBELLA® treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should not receive more than 6 treatments.
How Long is The Recovery Time?
After KYBELLA® treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform Dr. Chaudhary if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, or injection site problems such as bruising, hair loss, open sores (ulcers), and damage and tissue cell-death (necrosis) around the injection site. Call Dr. Chaudhary if you develop open sores or drainage from the treatment area.
What Are The Possible Side-Effects of KYBELLA®?
THE MOST COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF KYBELLA® INCLUDE:
And Areas of Hardness In The Treatment Area.
These are not all the possible side effects of KYBELLA®. Call Dr. Chaudhary for medical advice about side effects.
What Should I Tell Dr. Chaudhary Before my KYBELLA® Treatment?
Before receiving KYBELLA®, tell Dr. Chaudhary about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin
Have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin
Have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area
Have had or have trouble swallowing
Have bleeding problems
Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if KYBELLA® will harm your unborn baby)
Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if KYBELLA® passes into your breast milk)
Are taking any medications, especially blood thinners
How Long Will KYBELLA® Last?
When injected into the fat under the chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After reaching your desired aesthetic, further treatment is not expected.