The undesirable “double chin” can be bothersome for many. Some people who have lost a significant amount of weight are still left with fat beneath the chin (submental fat) that is unresponsive to diet and exercise, while others have had a double chin since childhood. KYBELLA® is a non-surgical treatment that is FDA-approved for targeting fat beneath the chin, providing permanent results for the reduction and elimination of submental fat.
KYBELLA® is a proprietary synthetic formation of sodium deoxycholate, a well-characterized naturally-occurring molecule in the human body that promotes the breakdown of dietary fat. KYBELLA® is a rapidly growing injectable treatment in facial aesthetics and is the first that eliminates submental fat for good!
- Destroys and permanently eliminates fat from the double chin
- Safe and effective
- Non-surgical quick injectable
- Minimal downtime
- Lasting results
Someone who is bothered by submental fullness or a “double chin” may be a good candidate for KYBELLA®. It is important the patient is in good health and has realistic expectations about the treatment.
Whether someone is a good candidate for KYBELLA® will all depend on their medical history and medical conditions.
Someone may not be a good candidate for KYBELLA® if they:
- Have had or are planning on having surgery on the face, chin, or neck
- Have had cosmetic treatments on the neck
- Have had or are having trouble swallowing
- Are having bleeding problems
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning on breastfeeding
During your consultation with Dr. Persky, he will evaluate the area beneath your chin and discuss your goals. Depending on your previous medical history and severity of submental fullness, he will help you decide if KYBELLA® is right for you. Alternative treatments include surgical neck liposuction, Ultherapy®, and/or Venus Freeze™. Dr. Persky will review before and after photographs of patients who have had these treatments. It is important to let your doctor know if you are taking any prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements.
KYBELLA® is a quick procedure performed in the office. Dr. Persky offers his patients local anesthetic if they wish before the treatment. Multiple injections are made strategically throughout the submental area (under your chin.) KYBELLA® works by breaking down and absorbing the fat cells. Once the fat is destroyed, it is eliminated permanently and naturally by the lymphatic system. The number of treatment sessions varies depending on the patient’s anatomy and the amount of submental fat present. Typically, most patients will undergo two to four KYBELLA® treatments, which are spaced one month apart.
Most patients can return to work immediately following treatment. Swelling and bruising are normal, but these symptoms will subside in a few days. Other side effects may include pain, numbness, redness, and hardness around the treatment area. Although rare, more serious side effects can include trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw, which is why it is essential to have your treatment performed by a board-certified expert injecting physician with knowledge of the complex facial anatomy.
Patients will notice a reduction of fat beneath the chin after the first treatment session. Patients are generally happy with the reduction of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin. They will achieve chin contours that are flattering to their entire face, providing overall better facial harmony.
Get rid of submental fat for good! Schedule your consultation with Dr. Persky and find out if you are a good candidate for KYBELLA®. Contact our office by calling (818) 501-3223 or by filling out our online contact form.