At Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, we offer Kybella® injectable treatments to reduce supplemental fat under the chin area.

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Kybella® in West Palm Beach, Florida

Are you tired of dealing with an unsightly double chin that makes you self-conscious? Double chins can occur due to excess body fat or as a result of aging, which makes the skin around the chin sag. Regardless of the cause, Kybella® could be the answer you’ve been searching for.

An FDA-approved injectable treatment, Kybella® effectively eliminates chin-based fat. Its main ingredient is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that helps break apart and absorb dietary fat. We primarily use Kybella® in the chin area, which may require up to 3 treatments for maximal results.

Benefits of Kybella®

For individuals dealing with fat beneath the chin, Kybella® offers multiple benefits, including:

  • Nonsurgical Procedure: Kybella® is an in-office nonsurgical procedure that does not require incisions or surgery.
  • No Downtime: There is no downtime associated with Kybella® treatment, meaning patients can resume their regular activities immediately after the procedure. A few days of swelling and bruising can occur.
  • Gradual Fat Reduction: Kybella® offers gradual fat reduction over a period of 16 weeks, for a natural-looking transformation.
  • Permanent Results: Kybella® can permanently dissolve fat cells in the targeted area for patients who maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle.
  • Improved Appearance: By contouring and improving the appearance of supplemental fullness (double chin), a Kybella® treatment enhances the jawline and neckline.
  • No Anesthesia or Scarring: Kybella® treatments do not require anesthesia, incisions, or scarring, making it a minimally invasive option.
  • Youthful Look: By reducing a double chin, Kybella® contributes to a more youthful and rejuvenated facial appearance.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Kybella®?

We recommend Kybella® for people struggling with subcutaneous fat in the area under the chin despite achieving significant weight loss or maintaining a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet. With its main ingredient, deoxycholic acid, Kybella® offers a non-surgical option for removing fat under the chin. However, Kybella® is not a weight loss solution and does not replace proper nutrition and exercise. During your consultation, our patient counselor will assess various factors including your health, medical history, and desired cosmetic goals to determine if Kybella® is the right solution for you.

How Does Kybella® Work?

Kybella® contains the active ingredient deoxycholic acid, a substance naturally found in our bodies that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. With the help of deoxycholic acid, this in-office cosmetic procedure reduces fat beneath the chin with minimal discomfort.

A Kybella® treatment involves multiple injections into the specific areas below the chin. When a West Palm Beach plastic surgeon injects Kybella® with a very thin needle into the targeted area below the chin, it incites an inflammatory response within the treated fat cells, permanently destroying them so that they can no longer store fat. Over time, the body gradually absorbs and metabolizes these fat cells.

What Can I Expect During a Kybella® Treatment Session?

Before your Kybella® treatment, you will schedule a consultation with our patient counselor to discuss your specific concerns, medical history, goals, and expectations to determine if Kybella® is the right option for you. Based on your unique needs, we will develop a personalized treatment plan that may involve multiple treatments spaced about four to six weeks apart.

On the day of the treatment, we will cleanse the treatment area and apply a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort during the injections. Using a very thin needle, we inject Kybella® into precise points below your chin. Most patients need more than one treatment, but the amount of Kybella® cosmetic treatments you need depends on the amount of fat under the chin and your desired results. You may feel a slight pinching or stinging sensation during the injections.

What to Expect After Kybella® Injections

The sting can be intense with Kybella® injections; however, Dr. Fredric M. Barr, M.D., F.A.C.S. can ease the pain with lidocaine injections and an ice pack. After the injections, the most common side effects include mild swelling, bruising, numbness, or a tingling sensation. These normal reactions are not serious side effects. However, among injectables, Kybella® demands the longest recovery time, with swelling that can last anywhere from three to 21 days.

Over the following weeks, you will start to notice a gradual reduction in the fat beneath your chin as Kybella® works to destroy the fat cells. Patients generally see results within two to four treatments, but this may vary depending on individual factors. Once you achieve your treatment goals, you will not likely need more Kybella® injections since there are no more fat cells to accumulate fat. However, keep in mind that although Kybella® permanently destroys fat, you must avoid future weight gain and bad lifestyle changes to maintain optimal results.

For the best possible outcome, follow your plastic surgeon’s post-treatment instructions.

How Many Kybella® Treatments Do I Need?

Although most people need more than one treatment, the number of Kybella® treatments each individual requires will vary. On average, most patients need two to four Kybella® treatments – usually spaced about four to six weeks apart — to achieve optimal results.

Is Kybella® Safe?

Kybella® is an FDA-approved, safe, and effective breakthrough treatment, designed to be easily processed by the body, minimizing the risks of adverse reactions. Some mild bruising, swelling, and redness may occur after the injection. The bruising and redness usually subside quickly, while the swelling can take up to 21 days to resolve.

Rest assured, when administered by a qualified medical professional at the correct dosage, this non-surgical procedure does not have major side effects.

Can I Combine Kybella® with Other Injectables?

In some cases, you can combine Kybella® with certain other injectable treatments like BOTOX®, Dysport, JUVÉDERM®, and Restylane® to achieve more comprehensive results. For example, if a patient has supplemental fat and concerns about facial wrinkles or volume loss, a combination approach may be suitable. However, the decision to combine Kybella® with other injectables will depend on various factors, such as the areas being treated and the specific injectables involved. Dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® and neuromodulators like BOTOX® and Dysport serve different purposes. Dermal fillers add volume and smooth wrinkles, while neuromodulators relax muscles.

Understand that not all injectable combinations are appropriate for every patient. Each treatment plan must be carefully customized based on your individual anatomy, goals, and overall health. During your consultation, our patient counselor will assess your specific concerns and discuss the potential benefits and risks of combining different injectables with Kybella® — before designing a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and desired outcomes.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Patient Counselor at Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery to Discover If Kybella® Is Right for You

Don’t let a double chin ruin your confidence when Kybella®, a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure, offers gradual but permanent results without incisions, bleeding problems, anesthesia, or downtime. Are you seeking a noticeable reduction in supplemental fullness and an improved jawline and neckline appearance? Kybella® could be the right solution.

Board-certified Dr. Fredric M. Barr, M.D., F.A.C.S. has been helping patients at Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery achieve naturally beautiful results for more than three decades. Dr. Barr believes that if you can tell a patient has had plastic surgery, it is not necessarily a good result. He combines his medical knowledge and experience with his passion for artistry to achieve a natural, refreshed look for his patients.

Contact us today at (561) 833-4122(561) 833-4122 or complete our online form to schedule a consultation with our patient counselor to learn more about Kybella® treatments.

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