Kybella® Injections: Getting Rid of That Double Chin without Surgery
By Kenneth Smart Jr. on November 28, 2015
Frisco Plastic Surgery & MedSpa has helped many patients in and around Dallas look their best. Surgical treatments yield great results, but there have been many innovations in non-surgical cosmetic skin treatments, particularly injectable solutions.
Double chins and issues with fat around the neck and jawline can be a real hassle. There are surgeries to deal with these aesthetic issues, but recent advances in cosmetic injections have offered a new way of eliminating this cosmetic flaw.
Kybella® may be just the treatment you've been waiting for.
What Is Kybella®?
Kybella® is an FDA-approved treatment that is used to effectively treat double chins and excess fat located around the neck. In the past, liposuction for the neck or a neck lift surgery were the ideal treatments for this condition.
Instead, a patient can now undergo a series of injection therapies to reduce the appearance and prominence of neck fat and flab. Thanks to Kybella®, you can have the look that you have always wanted to have.
How Kybella® Works?
Kybella® is a deoxycholic acid-based injectable that effectively dissolves and eliminates fat in the injection site. In just a few sessions, the fat will seem to melt away.
During a treatment session, a patient will receive between 10 to 20 injections of Kybella® into the chin and neckline. The treatment session only takes about 15 minutes to complete, allowing you to get on with your day without missing work or interruption of daily activities.
General Candidacy for Kybella® Injections
Candidates for Kybella® are people who have issues with double chins and excessive neck fat. They should be in good general health and understand the overall nature of Kybella® treatment and what it can achieve.
Kybella® is NOT an ideal treatment option for people who:
- Are pregnant or nursing
- Have trouble swallowing
- Have experienced an infection in the neck area
We can go over all risks and benefits of Kybella® in more detail during a consultation at the practice.
Kybella® as an Alternative to Surgery
Most importantly, Kybella® injections are an excellent option to consider for anyone who would like to get rid of their double chin but would prefer to avoid undergoing surgery. By using Kybella® injections to treat neck fat, patients avoid taking time off of work and the need for recovery times. There is no scarring with Kybella®, which means that you can achieve great results without any worries whatsoever about visible marks around the neck or lower portion of the face.
How Many Kybella® Treatments Are Needed?
This can vary from patient to patient. For many, patients, roughly two or three Kybella® sessions are required, with treatments scheduled about a month apart. More treatments or more injections per treatment may be recommended depending on your situation.
Kybella® Injections vs. Liposuction
Kybella® injections have been shown to be quite effective at removing double chins, offering results that are comparable to undergoing liposuction.
We can go over all the pros and cons of non-surgical vs. surgical treatment in more detail when you stop by for a visit.
Contact Frisco Plastic Surgery & MedSpa
If you would like to learn more about Kybella® injections and if they are the ideal option for you and your needs, it's important that you contact our cosmetic skin care and plastic surgery center today. The team at Frisco Plastic Surgery & MedSpa will help you look your absolute best.
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