Kybella™ is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction used to improve your chin profile by treating stubborn neck fat, known as submental fat, below the chin.
What Kybella Treats
Most healthy patients who are unhappy with the appearance of a “double chin” caused by moderate-to-severe fat deposits below the chin will be good candidates for Kybella. However, you should not receive Kybella injections if you have an infection in the treatment area or certain other medical conditions.
In consultation with Dr. Julio Garcia, you will discuss your medical history, overall health, and readiness to receive Kybella injections.
Kybella is only FDA approved for the treatment of submental fat. Dr. Garcia does not recommend using Kybella in other treatment areas.
How Kybella Works
Kybella is identical to deoxycholic acid, a molecule produced naturally in your body to aid in the breakdown and absorption of fat. When injected into your fat tissues, Kybella physically destroys the fat cell membrane. Once those fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer store fat.
For FDA approval, Kybella was used in clinical trials to determine its safety and effectiveness. In two trials with over 1,000 participants, Kybella resulted in reductions in submental fat more frequently than patients receiving a placebo.
It is important to understand the risks associated with the procedure and seek treatment from an experienced plastic surgeon. Kybella can destroy other cells, like skin cells, if it is not properly administered.
What to Expect
Kybella is injected directly into the fat beneath your chin. Treatments can consist of as many as 50 injections for each treatment session, with up to six treatments performed no less than a month apart.
Each treatment lasts approximately 15 minutes. You may experience swelling, bruising, numbness or redness in the treatment area. The resulting improved chin profile should be long lasting.
Would you like to learn more about Kybella and whether it is the right cosmetic procedure to reduce the appearance of your double chin? Call us today at (702) 870-0058 to schedule your consultation with Julio Garcia, MD, Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic.
We welcome patients from Las Vegas and the surrounding communities, across the United States, and around the globe.