If you suffer from submental fullness, or fat under your chin causing the dreaded “double chin,” you’ll be excited to hear about Kybella™ treatment. Kybella is a prescription medicine used to treat moderate to severe submental fat in a safe and effective manner. Monarch Plastic Surgery is one of the only area practices now offering it to patients.
What is Kybella?
As the first and only FDA-approved treatment for contouring the chin profile, Kybella is an injectable drug that improves the appearance of moderate to severe submental fullness in up to six treatment sessions.
How do double chin injections work?
The active ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, occurs naturally in the body, aiding the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When the fat in your chin is injected with Kybella, it destroys the fat cells, causing them to lose the ability to store or accumulate fat.
What should you expect from double chin treatment?
When you attend your consultation, you will work with your doctor to design a customized treatment plan to help improve your chin profile. Treatment sessions are typically spaced at least one month apart, and many patients have two to four sessions before experiencing visible contouring of their chin profile.
Are there any side effects to Kybella treatment?
As with any cosmetic procedure, Kybella injections can cause side effects, including:
Swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness around the treatment area
Possible nerve injury in the jaw
Discuss any concerns or questions you have with your doctor before undergoing Kybella treatment. Tell your doctor about your medical history and any medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are taking. Learn more about Kybella treatment on our website or read the Kybella press release on FDA.gov
Are you interested in improving the appearance of your chin profile? Talk with our trained surgeons at Monarch Plastic Surgery, or call us today at (913) 663-3838 for our Leawood and Lansing offices, or at (816) 436-3262 for our North Kansas City location to learn more about this new procedure