The process of injecting Kybella requires a certain skill set to achieve a natural-looking result. Benjamin Wood, MD, FACS has extensive training and experience in administering Kybella in a safe and effective manner.

Chin Fat Reduction

Excess fullness along the chin and jawline is a common problem for many men and women. Unfortunately, this area of the face is also often one of the most difficult parts of the body from which to lose fat–making it difficult to achieve your ideal facial shape and profile despite a healthy lifestyle. There are now several treatment options for this area, including Kybella, a non-surgical method of reducing fat beneath the chin to help sculpt facial contours.

How Does Kybella Work?


Facial liposuction has always been a popular method of reducing excess fat and improving facial contours for a more youthful and chiseled appearance. However, not everyone is ready to commit to surgery and may be more interested in non-surgical options. Unlike laser or ultrasound treatments, Kybella is a one-of-a-kind injectable treatment approved by the FDA for reducing problem submental fat (fat beneath the chin). Many men and women seek out Kybella for reducing the appearance of a double chin.

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Kybella works due to the active ingredient known as deoxycholic acid, a substance that our body makes to break down fat. This product has been proven both safe and effective for liquefying fat below the chin and other surrounding areas of the face. When you come in for your consultation at Specialists in Plastic Surgery, PA, your plastic surgeon will discuss all treatment options that are best suited to you and describe the process to you in detail.

What Can I Expect During My Kybella Treatment?

Your injection treatment will be scheduled after your physician consultation if you are deemed a Kybella candidate. Depending on your specific situation, up to 50 injections may be made during a single treatment session. A typical Kybella treatment should last no longer than 15-20 minutes, and you will be able to continue your normal routine afterwards. People experience varying amounts of swelling after each treatment, which generally lasts for about 1 week following the session. Your plastic surgeon may recommend an average of 3 to 4 individual sessions (spaced six weeks apart) for the best results and maximum treatment of the problem fat.

When Can I Expect to See Results After a Kybella Treatment?

It is important to realize that the effects of Kybella are not completely immediate. It may take up to six treatments to notice the full results of your procedure, but 80 percent of patients see a significant reduction in excess fat beneath their chin after their last Kybella treatment. Once the submental fat has been reduced, it will not come back. You can maintain long-lasting results with a healthy lifestyle.

Learn More About Kybella

For more information about Kybella injectable fat reduction in Raleigh and Cary, please contact our office to set up a consultation to speak with one of our plastic surgeons. It is important to consult only with a trained physician when considering any plastic surgery or non-surgical procedures such as Kybella. We will work carefully with you to determine your best treatment options.


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