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Even if you’re slender, you may have a double chin that makes you look overweight and diminishes the strength of your profile and jawline. You may be frustrated that no amount of diet and exercise improves or removes the resistant fat.

While liposuction can vacuum away the excess fat from your submental (under chin) area, you may not want to undergo a surgical procedure because you don’t have time to stop your life for days to weeks.

Now you don’t have to. FDA-approved Kybella(R) is an easy-to-administer injectable treatment that melts away chin fat in a series of 15-minute treatments. For less time than it takes to get a haircut, you can start to permanently sculpt away your double chin.

Dr. Julio Garcia — an expert plastic surgeon who improves the looks of men and women from around the world — is one of the first medical providers in the Las Vegas area to offer Kybella for permanent submental fat removal. Kybella has few side effects and starts to work immediately.

What Is Kybella?

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Kybella is a prescription-only injectable treatment made from a synthesized form of deoxycolic acid — the same acid that your body produces to break down fats when you digest your food. When Dr. Garcia injects Kybella directly into your chin fat, the deoxycholic acid melts away the fat cell membranes so that they can no longer store fat. The destroyed cells and fat are then flushed away by your body’s lymph system over the next several weeks.

What Happens When I Get Kybella?

Kybella is a fast treatment that you can have on your lunch break, which makes it perfect for men and women who are too busy for facial liposuction. While you relax in the treatment chair, Dr. Garcia’s assistant numbs your submental area with a local anesthetic.

Dr. Garcia then places a guide template under your chin. If you’re a man, you may have to first trim or shave your beard.

Using the template guide, Dr. Garcia inserts the injection needle into your fat. The number of injections you need depend on how much fat you have. Though you may need several dozen injections, they’ll be virtually pain-free thanks to the anesthetic.

Does Kybella Have Side Effects?

When injected properly by a medical professional, Kybella has few side effects. You may have some tenderness and redness from the injections and also slight swelling. Theses effects usually subside within a few days to two weeks. It’s also possible that you’ll feel small, hardened areas at the treatment site, which will also subside.

More serious side effects, such as nerve injury, are rare. Nerve injury could cause an asymmetric smile or affect your ability to swallow properly. That’s why it’s essential to have an expert like Dr. Garcia, who understands facial anatomy and neural anatomy, administer your treatments.

Dr. Garcia and his staff are ready to answer your questions during your consultation, during your treatment, and after you’ve received Kybella. If you notice any unusual symptoms or side effects, he’s happy to speak with or meet with you to ensure that you’re healing properly.

How Long Before I See Results With Kybella?

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When you consult with Dr. Garcia, he examines the amount of fat you have and estimates the number of treatments you need. Clinical studies have demonstrated that 59% of patients require six treatments. You should leave about one month between your treatments to allow your swelling to subside.

Spacing out your treatments also allows you to see Kybella’s effects. If you feel you’ve gotten enough of a change in the month after your last Kybella administration, you don’t need to move on to your next treatment.

How Long Will My Kybella Results Last?

Kybella is a nonsurgical body-contouring technique that permanently destroys and eliminates fat cells from underneath your chin. After each Kybella treatment, the fat cells that were destroyed are permanently flushed away from your body through sweat and urine. Your fat cells don’t regenerate and can’t come back.

As long as you maintain a stable weight, you’ll be able to keep your new, sleek jawline for a lifetime. If you gain weight again, the remaining fat cells in your submental area will swell and you could develop another double chin. However, its proportions would be smaller in comparison to the rest of your body than your pre-Kybella double chin.

As part of your Kybella consultation, Dr. Garcia measures and evaluates your BMI and also discusses diet and exercise with you. If you have a tendency to yo-yo diet or have trouble keeping your weight stable, Dr. Garcia may recommend that you first attain and maintain a healthy goal weight before your Kybella treatments.

Will Kybella Leave Me With Loose Chin Skin?

When you consult with Dr. Garcia, he not only examines how much submental fat you have, but also the quality of your skin in the jawline area. If you have mild sagging, you’ll be happy to learn that Kybella actually tightens your skin as the fat volume diminishes.

If your skin is very loose, saggy, and inelastic, you may need other treatments in addition to Kybella to remove your double chin and tighten the skin. Laser therapy can improve the quality of your chin and jaw skin, making it thicker, tighter, and better toned. Or, Dr. Garcia may recommend that you pursue a surgical neck lift with liposuction instead.

Dr. Garcia never recommends more treatments than you need. Your health and well-being are always his ultimate concern.

Is There Any Reason Kybella Wouldn’t Be Right for Me?

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If you have excessive chin fat that would require more than six treatments of Kybella, Dr. Garcia may recommend facial liposuction instead. Other contraindications to Kybella would be an infection or another medical condition in your chin area, being pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the next several months, breastfeeding, and other surgical treatments to your face.

During your consultation, Dr. Garcia takes a complete medical history to be sure Kybella is the right treatment for you. If not, he may recommend facial liposuction with or without a neck lift or mini lift.

Will People Be Able to Tell I’ve Had Kybella?

Because Kybella is nonsurgical and works gradually, most of your friends and co-workers won’t be able to guess that you had a cosmetic treatment. They’ll notice that you look better, more youthful, and more energized, but they probably won’t be able to put their finger on the reason why. If they notice that you no longer have a double chin, they’ll probably attribute your sleeker jawline to improved diet and exercise.

When you’re ready to finally get rid of your double chin, contact the top cosmetic surgeon in las vegas Julio Garcia MD for a Kybella consultation.

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