Submental fat or extra fullness under the chin is a common problem for both men and women, which can create a double chin appearance. Although cosmetic surgery procedures such as liposuction can be performed to get rid of excess fat deposits, but some patients may not be willing for an elective surgical procedure.
In such cases, the surgeon may recommend a cutting edge prescription injectable treatment called Kybella. Kybella injections are specifically designed to reduce moderate to severe fat tissue below the chin.
Poignant, focused, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides Kybella treatment for double chin reduction to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and other neighborhoods and cities in this section of SoCal.
How does Kybella work?
Kybella is an innovative and awesome one of a kind injectable treatment aimed at destroying the stubborn fat cells under the chin to enhance the face and neck profile. The injections are proven safe, sensible, and effective for the submental area, and involve no cuts, incisions or cosmetic surgery.
The active ingredient in Kybella medication is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
Once Kybella is injected into the fat below the chin, it quickly eliminates the unwanted fat tissue, leading to conspicuous reduction in submental fullness. The disrupted fat cells can no longer store or deposit fat, which means no additional treatment is expected once the patient has achieved their desired aesthetic goal with Kybella.
FDA Approved Treatment
Kybella or ATX-101 from Kythera caught the attention of the aesthetic experts and patients across the country in 2015 when it was approved by the FDA specifically for the reduction of double chin fat. People above the age of 18 are eligible to receive Kybella injections. With the approval, Kybella now holds the distinction of being the first and only non-surgical treatment to have been approved by the FDA for submental fat reduction.
Another advantage with Kybella is that it can be customized to meet the specific cosmetic goals of a patient for an improved chin profile. Results are significant and long lasting, and involve minimal discomfort or downtime. As a result, Kybella’s popularity has quickly grown and patients report high satisfaction levels with their final outcomes.
How is Kybella administered?
Kybella injections should only be performed by a trained expert. During each treatment session, the patient will receive multiple small injections under the chin. The injection process can be completed in less than 20 minutes. The precise number of injections can vary depending on the amount of fat to be addressed below the chin and the patient’s desired profile.
Each patient has a different chin profile, so the number of treatment sessions with Kybella can vary between two patients. A maximum of six treatments can be received. The surgeon will evaluate how many treatments may be appropriate for a patient according to their extent and distribution of submental fat and their personal treatment goals.
The astute and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for Kybella injections.
For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.