Kybella - Neck Fat Treatment
A well-defined chin and sculpted neckline can create a more youthful and attractive silhouette. That's why KYBELLA — also called the "double chin shot"— is such an asset at our practice serving patients from Northwest Florida and beyond. KYBELLA is the first and only non-surgical treatment approved by the FDA to reduce submental fat, or the stubborn, excess fat that accumulates on the upper neck and causes a double chin.
If you want to learn more about whether you are a good candidate for KYBELLA, request a consultation to discuss your options with Dr. Daniel Daube or call (850) 784-7722, option 1, ext. 1 to schedule an appointment.
More About Kybella
How does it work?
Kybella is a synthetic preparation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-forming substance in the body that helps break down and absorb dietary fat. When injected into subcutaneous fat under the chin, Kybella promotes destruction of adipocytes (fat cells). Once destroyed, those cells are unable to store or accumulate fat, leading to a slimmer jawline.
What causes submental fullness (double chin)?
Submental fullness is a common condition that affects adults – both male and female – and is caused by aging, genetics or weight gain. Submental fullness is often resistant to diet and exercise, making it particularly difficult for patients to remedy on their own.
What other treatments are there to reduce submental fullness?
Prior to Kybella’s development, more invasive techniques such as liposuction and surgery were the go-to treatment options. Kybella is the only non-invasive treatment available today.
How is Kybella administered?
Kybella is administered by injections into the fat cells under the chin, personalized to the treatment goals of the patient. Each in-office treatment session takes approximately 15-20 minutes.
How many treatments are necessary?
Most patients see a response within two treatments although some patients may require additional treatments depending on the amount of fat that is present.
How quickly do the results appear?
Generally, results appear within weeks to months of treatment.
Are the results permanent?
Kybella is a new product and follow-ups with clinical trials patients need to be conducted. Nevertheless, it is expected that patients would not need retreatment once the aesthetic response is achieved (with diet and lifestyle factors maintained).
What if there is weight gain after treatment with Kybella?
Patients in the clinical trials who gained weight after treatment did not show return of their submental fullness. However, Kybella is a new product and follow-ups with more patients will provide insight on this topic.
Are there any adverse reactions?
The most common side effects were associated with the injection site and included mild edema (swelling), hematoma (bruising), pain, numbness, and redness following each treatment session.
What are the contraindications?
Kybella is not to be used in patients with a history of dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), bleeding abnormalities, or those currently taking blood thinner medication.
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