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One of the hardest parts of the body to slim down is the area just beneath our chin. Many times, diet and exercise alone is not enough to eliminate the excess fat hiding there.

Sometimes, submental fat, or a double chin, can linger even after we’ve toned up our arms, legs, or abs. Genetics and looser skin due to aging can cause double chins just as commonly as gaining weight.

Regardless of how or why you have submental fat under your chin, it is not a welcome sight for men and women alike. Seeing a double chin whenever you look into the mirror can bring out unhealthy self-consciousness and contribute to low self-esteem.

Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery offers Kybella treatments as a fast, easy, and effective solution to double-chin problems.

What is Kybella?

FDA-approved since 2015, Kybella is a minimally invasive injectable treatment that enhances the contour of the jawline and improves the appearance of a double chin. 

Although liposuction is the most widely used treatment to reduce a double chin, Kybella is an excellent alternative because it requires less interruption to your life and very minimal downtime. Ideal candidates for the procedure are healthy and have moderate-to-severe fatty deposits beneath their chins.

Patients with consolidated fat deposits and fullness underneath the chin are great candidates for having Kybella®.

Because Kybella is not intended to remove skin, patients who have a lot of loose and hanging skin are not good candidates for this procedure.

How Does Kybella Work?

Patients receive multiple injections (like Botox or fillers) in a single treatment. Most patients require 3-4 treatment sessions about one month apart to see their optimal results.

After Dr. Sadeghi assesses the treatment area, he will mark and grid the anatomic target zone. This process ensures equal delivery of the Kybella, so there is no risk of contour irregularity.

The treatment area is subsequently numbed with a few injections of lidocaine to ensure there is no pain or discomfort from the Kybella treatment.

An ice pack is applied while the numbing medicine takes its effect. After a period of 5-10 minutes, Kybella is injected into the area of treatment.

This is a virtually painless process. Ice packs are reapplied for 5-10 minutes. The Kybella permanently destroys the fat cells immediately.

Kybella treatments are quick and convenient. They do not cause significant patient discomfort, and no anesthesia is needed. In fact, a single treatment can be completed during a lunchtime appointment, and you can return to your normal routine immediately afterwards. Treatments take 10-15 minutes.

Typically, patients should wait anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks between treatments. Depending on the amount of fullness present and results desired, the average patient will require 2-4 treatments to see significant results. Few patients notice results after 1 treatment.

Can Any Doctor Perform Kybella Injections?

No, not all doctors can perform this treatment. Kybella injections are a specialty treatment. As such, only licensed doctors or board-certified dermatologists and cosmetic plastic surgeons who are trained to administer the treatment can perform Kybella® injections.

WHO IS THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR KYBELLA?

Kybella is ideal for men and women seeking double chin removal or want a more sculpted chin and jawline. As long as you are over 18 years of age and have moderate to severe submental fat under your chin, you can be considered one of the best candidates for Kybella® injections.

However, there are a few caveats for patients hoping to undergo Kybella treatments.

  • Individuals who have had or are planning to have facial surgery soon are not the best candidates for the injections. The same applies to people who have trouble swallowing or are diagnosed with an infection or disease in or near the underside of the chin.
  • Since Kybella injections only affect the fat underneath and not the skin itself, individuals with loose and hanging skin are generally advised against this procedure. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are also advised to postpone receiving Kybella treatments.

What To Expect After Kybella

There is no downtime, but you may experience minor side effects such as temporary redness, bruising, numbness, and swelling. These symptoms usually resolve within 24-48 hours (about 2 days).

The most common side effects include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, pain, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.

The area may feel sore, jiggly, or heavy from the product and swelling from your body’s reaction to the product. It is typical for the area to appear larger than before treatment.

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Once the product is absorbed into the system, the area will look more like it did prior to the treatment. Makeup can be applied immediately after to cover minor bruising or redness.

Also, it is important to avoid strenuous physical activity/exercise 24 hours post treatment and application of ice intermittently for a short period of time after the treatment may help reduce swelling.

Over the course of a month (once swelling has subsided) you will notice that the excess submental fat has reduced significantly.

At your follow-up appointment, it will be decided if more injections are needed, but many patients only require one. If weight fluctuations are kept in check, results from Kybella chin fat reduction can be long-lasting.

HOW LONG DO KYBELLA® TREATMENTS LAST?

Theoretically, Kybella treatments last forever. The method and compound used for the treatments are meant to destroy and dissolve fat cells. This results in the cells no longer being able to store excess fat.

However, Kybella® is still a relatively new treatment and no long-term studies or trials have been conducted yet to know exactly how long the treatment lasts.

HOW MUCH KYBELLA® WILL I NEED TO SEE RESULTS?

The total number of Kybella® injections and treatment sessions may vary depending on the condition of each patient. Your specialist doctor or dermatologist will tailor a treatment plan based on your chin profile, amount of submental fat, and overall health condition.

In general, multiple treatment sessions are necessary to achieve the best results.

Your board-certified dermatologist or cosmetic plastic surgeon will determine how many treatment sessions you need to get your desired look.

In most cases, patients see positive changes after two to four treatment sessions. Each of these sessions are often at least a month or up to six weeks apart, though this may change depending on the patient’s response to the treatments.

There are also cases where patients may need up to five or six sessions. It depends on the amount of fat the doctors need to eliminate.

Patients may receive up to 50 Kybella® injections per treatment session. The assigned specialist will inject the solution in various points beneath the chin. These injection points are spaced around a centimeter or less than half an inch apart.

WHY CONSIDER KYBELLA?

Kybella  is a cosmetic injection that can literally take pounds and years off your face. Compared to liposuction, arguably the most popular treatment for reducing double chins, Kybella® is a much more ideal alternative.

NO DOWNTIME

As Kybella® is a non-surgical technique, patients do experience little to no downtime. Moreover, the most common side effects, such as swelling or redness, fade within 48 hours. You can continue with your regular routine and not have to plan for a lengthy recovery period.

PERMANENT RESULTS

Deoxycholic acid, the key ingredient in Kybella® injections, targets fat cells and melts them down. It destroys the fat cells permanently, ensuring they can no longer store or accumulate fat even in the future.

HIGH SATISFACTION AND EFFICACY

A 2016 clinical trial deemed Kybella treatments as safe and effective for treating or reducing submental fat. The results of the trial showed that 82.4% of patient participants reported significantly higher satisfaction regarding their appearance.

SWIFT TREATMENTS

Each Kybella treatment session only lasts between 15 to 20 minutes. After each session, patients can go home without much interruption to their lifestyle or routine.

SAFE AND FDA APPROVED

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially approved Kybella injection treatments since 2015. The procedure is considered a well-tolerated alternative solution in the place of more invasive procedures like liposuction.

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Kybella is a permanent fat dissolving solution to a heavy neck/jawline. Your results depend on the amount of excess fat you have under your chin. Most patients begin seeing results 3-4 weeks post-injection.

Book an appointment at Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery today! Call us at 504-717-4259.

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Dr. Ali Sadeghi Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Why Choose Dr. Sadeghi for My Kybella Treatment?

Dr. Ali Sadeghi is a double board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic plastic surgery and reconstructive breast surgery in New Orleans. In addition to his world-class surgical training, Dr. Sadeghi has performed thousands of surgeries, including breast lifts and other breast enhancement surgeries. As Founder and Medical Director of the Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Sadeghi is committed to the complete care of his patients in Metairie and across New Orleans.