Do you look in the mirror and are frustrated by a double chin? Does it make you appear heavier and older than you actually are? If you don’t want to undergo surgery to remove it, we at Advance Liposuction Center’s Cranberry Township plastic surgeons want you to know there is an alternative. Kybella is the first and only FDA approved injectable that removes unwanted chin fat. It is a molecule that naturally occurs in the body—deoxycholic acid—that assists with fat breakdown. When injected into the skin under the chin, Kybella helps contour your natural features to create a younger appearance without surgery.
Is Kybella Right for Me?
Our expert plastic surgeons will meet with you (the consultation is free) and discuss your appearance goals. If you are a woman or man in good overall health, you should be able to have Kybella injections. The number of injections needed will vary. Most clients require anywhere from 1-6 treatments spaced over several months.
We will begin by cleaning the area and applying a local anesthetic. This will ensure you will have no discomfort during the procedure. Then we inject Kybella into the fat pouch underneath the chin. The deoxycholic acid dissolves the fat membrane and the fat cells are turned into waste. By eliminating the pouch, the cells are no longer able to store fat and the patient is left with a smooth, sharply defined chin. A treatment takes approximately one hour to complete.
Immediately following the procedure, you may have some swelling and bruising around the treatment area. This is normal and can last for up to one week. You may also feel a tingling or hot sensation in the area for about 15 minutes after the injection treatment. Inflammation is expected. You may use over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications, but do not massage or compress the area. It is also not abnormal for you to feel some numbness in the treatment area which can last for several weeks. Avoid exercise for the first 24 hours post-treatment.
Within two weeks of your Kybella treatment, the new look of your chin will begin to emerge. Full results will show six to eight weeks after your final treatment. Your double chin will be gone, and you will be left with a sculpted jawline and smooth chin. Results can be permanent as long as you maintain your present weight.
Ready to take the next step? Contact us by calling: 724-683-7581.