Up until recently, most clients who wanted to get rid of upper neck fat explored surgical options like liposuction. I’m happy to announce that my plastic surgery practice and medical spa in Las Vegas is now offering Kybella®, the only FDA-approved injectable that melts upper neck fat and double chins. The great part about Kybella is that it’s also non-invasive — so no surgery or downtime is required.
How does Kybella work?
Kybella is deoxycholic acid, identical to the chemical your body makes naturally, which helps to absorb fats. The injection works by destroying submental (the area below the chin) fat cells.
Excess fat under the chin area can be hereditary, even if the facial shape is otherwise balanced and well-proportioned. Other causes for excess fat in this area include aging and weight loss/gain. My goal with Kybella is to tailor it directly to your facial shaping and contouring vision. This may include the use of other injectables like BOTOX® Cosmetic or Juvederm to fully achieve the sculpted look you desire.
How long does the process take?
It takes between 15-20 minutes for a treatment session. Most patients see results within 2-4 treatments. Everyone is different, but most people do not require retreatment.
Are there any side effects?
Kybella has been tested in more than 20 clinical studies and is approved by the FDA. It must be administered by a medical professional. The most common side effects are bruising, swelling, pain, numbness, and small, firm areas around the injection sites. These side effects do not present in every patient.
How do I know if Kybella is right for me?
The easiest way to find out is to come in to the office for a consultation. Kybella currently has a 97% “worth it” rating on RealSelf, which is a great indicator of this product’s effectiveness.
Whether your double chin is hereditary, the result of aging, or caused from weight gain or loss, Kybella could be the best solution to get rid of a moderate amount of unwanted fat in this area. Contact our practice and schedule a consultation to find out if you are a candidate for the treatment.