Kybella® – Double Chin Fat Removal Injections
Fat under the chin, known medically as submental fullness, has traditionally only been treatable with liposuction.
The FDA’s approval of the injectable Kybella® offers a simple, non surgical in-office treatment to literally melt fat under the chin.
Frequently Asked Questions
What areas can be treated with Kybella?
The dreaded “double chin” is the only FDA approved area that can be treated with Kybella.
Kybella vs. liposuction for double chin? Which would you recommend and what is the difference?
This is determined by the patient. Dr. Puente performs liposuction by the tumescent technique which requires minimal recovery and the results can be attained immediately.
Kybella is an injectable option for people who are on the go and do not have time for a more invasive procedure. With Kybella-you do not have to wear compression garmets, dressings, or have any wound site management. After a liposuction treatment, you usually need about 5 days of inactivity, but with Kybella you could go back to work the same day. The determination between which treatment you need can only be made by a trained professional as it depends on the area of treatment and expected results.
What is recovery like for Kybella injections?
The great thing about Kybella is that there is mininimal to no downtime procedure! After a Kybella treatment, you may notice some bruising, swelling, numbness, and tenderness. This is only temporary, and you can still go about your normal daily activities.
How long do results from Kybella injections last?
This is our favorite part about Kybella- it permanently destroys the fat cells!
What do I do if I gain weight after using Kybella?
As with any season of life- weight fluctuations are expected. The fat cells that Kybella treated are permanently gone-but this does not treat future fat cell accumulation.
Are Kybella injections painful?
There is slight discomfort with any injection.
How long is a Kybella treatment?
The procedure takes about 10-15 minutes.
How many Kybella treatments do I need to see results?
On average, 2-3 treatments are required to gain the desired results.
When is Kybella available?
Treatments are available now.