The process of injecting neurotoxin, fillers, and Kybella requires a certain skill set to achieve a natural-looking result. We hire only the most qualified injectors who have extensive training and experience in administering nonsurgical treatments in a safe and effective manner.
Benjamin C. Wood, MD, MBA, FACS
Chin Fat Reduction
Excess fat 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. Now there is Kybella, a non-surgical method of reducing fat beneath the chin to help sculpt younger 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.
Kybella works due to the active ingredient known as deoxycholic acid. This substance 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 Kybella treatment at Specialists in Plastic Surgery, PA, your plastic surgeon will carefully mark the injection sites and describe the process to you in detail. Any questions you may have about Kybella can be answered prior to your treatment during your consultation.
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 with little to no downtime. Your plastic surgeon may recommend an average of two 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 chins 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 chin sculpting 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.