The double chin…it is one of the biggest problem areas for so many patients. In the past, anyone who wanted to get rid of the excess fat in their chin and add more definition to their neck had to have some sort of surgical procedure, either liposuction or a neck lift. Now, however, there is a truly effective non-surgical treatment that removes that stubborn pocket of fat under the chin — Kybella.
Kybella is the first FDA approved injectable specifically designed to eliminate submental fat under the chin. It’s fast, relatively painless and the best part is that the results are permanent. If you have fat which you can pinch and pull under your chin, then you might be a great candidate for Kybella. Dr. David Sieber has advanced training in injectables, and even trains other surgeons. He brings this expertise to every patient that he sees. Kybella can be performed alone or in conjunction with other non-surgical treatments such as fillers, neurotoxins, and laser skin resurfacing.
Improvements with Kybella:
- Permanent reduction of fatty deposits in neck
- Improved contour of jawline
- Length: 20-30 minutes
- Anesthesia: Ice or local
- Inpt/Outpt: In office
- Side effects: swelling, bruising, numbness
- Recovery: 24-72 hours
To find out more about Kybella with Dr. David Sieber at Sieber Plastic Surgery, call us today at: 415-915-9000 or schedule a consultation here.
Dr. Sieber will first place a grid pattern onto your treatment area to act as a guide for your Kybella injections. He will then apply ice, and depending on your pain tolerance, you may be given some ibuprofen prior to the treatment. The Kybella will then be strategically injected with a needle in order to deliver the contour that you desire. Most patients will require anywhere from 2-4 treatments, spaced 30 days apart, in order to achieve their final results. But once the fat is dissolved, it is gone for good so Kybella results are permanent.
Preparing for Kybella
As with any procedure, all medications and supplements which cause an increased risk of bleeding should be stopped 2 weeks prior. Please see our list of medications and supplements to avoid. As always, make sure to check with your doctor before stopping any medications.
Recovery from Kybella
Immediately after your Kybella procedure, you may experience some numbness, burning, redness, and swelling. Your swelling will get worse during the first 24 hours after treatment, and you can expect to remain swollen for at least 48-72 hours. Some patients, especially during their first treatment, may experience severe swelling. With each additional treatment, however, your swelling should diminish. You can return to your regular activities immediately after your Kybella procedure although it may take from 4-8 weeks for all swelling to subside and for you to see you final results.
Q: How does Kybella work?
A: Kybella is composed of a substance called deoxycholic acid which is a naturally occurring substance in the body. When injected around fat cells, Kybella disrupts the cellular membrane, destroying these cells and preventing them from storing or accumulating fat.
Q: How long will my result last?
A: Because Kybella permanently destroys unwanted fat cells, you should not require any additional treatments once your ideal neckline has been achieved.
Q: How will I know how many treatments I will require?
A: All patients react differently to Kybella so it’s difficult to say exactly how many treatments it will take. In the Kybella studies performed, most patients required 2-4 treatments. During your consultation, Dr. Sieber will be able to give you a more accurate estimate once he’s examined you in person and assessed the amount of fat that needs to be removed in order to achieve your goals.