Many patients strive to achieve a sculpted facial aesthetic, but certain obstacles can get in the way of this cosmetic goal. For example, both men and women can experience unattractive fat accumulation under the chin as a result of genetics, weight gain, or aging. Submental fullness (a double chin) often produces a prematurely aged or heavy-set appearance in spite of at-home efforts to get rid of it. Liposuction used to be the only tried-and-true solution for slimming the chin area, but KYBELLA® if the first FDA-approved non-surgical injectable treatment that naturally dissolves submental fat. Those who select this method of fat reduction can enjoy chiseled lower facial contours without the need for downtime or general anesthesia.
Ideal Candidates for KYBELLA®
Dr. Hotchandani will first assess your condition and aesthetic objectives to determine if KYBELLA® is right for you. Patients may consider this treatment if they consume a balanced diet, exercise regularly, cannot or will not consider surgery, and struggle with unwanted submental fat. Those who are dedicated to healthy eating habits and regular exercise are the best candidates for KYBELLA® and are likely to enjoy longer-lasting results.
- The Process
- How It Works
- Recovery and Results
Customized treatment with KYBELLA® is performed in-office by adding lidocaine for comfort and takes between 15 and 20 minutes to complete. Multiple injections are strategically placed in the treatment area to evenly distribute the product and achieve results that complement the patient’s unique facial anatomy.
How It Works
The revolutionary KYBELLA® formula contains deoxycholic acid, a molecule that is naturally produced by the body to help break up and absorb dietary fat. The fat cells treated during a KYBELLA® appointment are permanently destroyed for a noticeable reduction in submental fat.
*Results and patient experience may vary.
Recovery and Results
Initially, patients experience some swelling, which can obscure the outcome of the procedure. However, any side effects should dissipate in days, at which point the final results will be visible. There is some downtime needed after KYBELLA®, and most normal activities may be resumed following treatment. Many patients require multiple sessions to achieve the desired fat reduction effects. Leading a healthy, active lifestyle can preserve results for longer and prevent the accumulation of new fat cells in the submental area.
Is treatment with KYBELLA® painful?
A local anesthetic is mixed with KYBELLA® to minimize discomfort during treatment. Some patients report minor pain or a tingling sensation following their procedure, but this should subside considerably within one week.
Does KYBELLA® result in scarring?
Because KYBELLA® is injected using a thin hypodermic needle, and no incisions are created during treatment, patients can enjoy scarless result.
What are the potential side effects associated with KYBELLA® treatment?
While complications during or after KYBELLA® treatment are rare and normally temporary, some potential side effects include:
- Changes in sensation
- Hardness in the treated area
Are there alternative non-surgical treatments to KYBELLA®?
At Hotchandani Laser, Vein, and Cosmetic Surgery, we offer patients a range of fat reduction solutions. Patients who desire non-surgical contouring may also consider truSculpt® treatment, which utilizes radiofrequency energy to destroy fat cells, or CoolSculpting®, which utilizes controlled cooling to destroy unwanted fat.