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The Complete Guide to Kybella for Double Chin Removal

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Kybella is a revolutionary treatment that has gained popularity in recent years for its ability to target and eliminate stubborn fat under the chin. This non-invasive procedure offers a safe and effective solution for those looking to achieve a more defined and sculpted jawline. In this complete guide, we will explore everything you need to know about Kybella, from its mechanism of action to the treatment experience, as well as the cost and choosing a provider.

Understanding Kybella: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into fat cells beneath the chin, Kybella disrupts the cell membrane, causing the fat cells to be destroyed and metabolized by the body over time.

This targeted approach to fat reduction makes Kybella an ideal option for individuals seeking to improve the appearance of their double chin without the need for surgery or invasive procedures. Clinical studies have shown that Kybella can significantly reduce submental fullness, resulting in a more contoured and youthful profile.

It is important to note that Kybella treatments are sometimes administered in a series of sessions spaced several weeks apart to achieve optimal results. The number of treatments required varies depending on the individual’s specific anatomy and desired outcome. During the treatment process, patients may experience some swelling, bruising, or numbness in the treated area, but these side effects are usually temporary and subside on their own.

Patients considering Kybella should consult with Dr. Kole to determine if they are good candidates for the treatment and to discuss any potential risks or complications. While Kybella is generally well-tolerated, it is not suitable for everyone, and a thorough evaluation by a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon is essential to ensure safe and effective treatment.

Am I a Good Candidate for Kybella?

If you have excess fat under your chin, commonly referred to as a “double chin,” you may be an ideal candidate for Kybella. This revolutionary treatment involves injecting deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat, into the submental area to target and eliminate fat cells.

Kybella is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction specifically designed to improve the appearance of a double chin. 

During your consultation, Dr. Edward S. Kole will assess various factors, such as your overall health, medical history, and aesthetic goals, to determine if Kybella is the right choice for you. They will also evaluate the elasticity of your skin to ensure that it can adapt to the changes in fat volume post-treatment, preventing any sagging or loose skin in the area.

It is important to disclose any pre-existing medical conditions or previous cosmetic treatments to ensure your safety and achieve the best possible results. Additionally, your healthcare professional may recommend complementary procedures or skincare routines to enhance and maintain the outcomes of your Kybella treatment in the long term.

The Kybella Treatment Experience

The Kybella session generally lasts around 10 to 15 minutes, making it a convenient option for individuals with busy lifestyles.

Prior to the treatment, Dr. Kole will assess your unique facial anatomy to create a tailored treatment plan. They will mark the specific areas to be treated and administer a series of small injections of Kybella directly into the fat beneath your chin. Some temporary swelling, bruising, or numbness may occur, but these side effects typically resolve within a few days.

It is normal to experience mild discomfort during the procedure; however, we can employ various techniques, such as applying a numbing cream or using ice, to minimize any discomfort that may arise. Kybella treatments are generally well-tolerated, and most individuals can resume their daily activities immediately following the procedure.

After the Kybella injections, the active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, works to break down the fat cells in the treated area. Over the following weeks, the body naturally processes and eliminates these destroyed fat cells, gradually reducing the fullness under the chin. Patients may start to notice a more defined jawline and improved profile as the treatment progresses through the recommended sessions.

It’s important to follow post-treatment care instructions provided by Dr. Kole to ensure optimal results and minimize any potential side effects. This may include avoiding strenuous exercise, excessive sun exposure, or certain medications that can increase the risk of bruising. Staying well-hydrated and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can also support the body’s healing process and enhance the outcomes of the Kybella treatment.

Kybella Results and Aftercare

After each Kybella session, your body will gradually eliminate the destroyed fat cells through its natural lymphatic system. Over time, you will notice a visible reduction in submental fullness and an improved chin profile. While some individuals may achieve desired results after just one session, some individuals require multiple treatments to attain optimal outcomes.

It is important to follow post-treatment instructions provided by Dr. Kole to ensure a smooth recovery and maximize the effectiveness of the treatment. These instructions may include avoiding strenuous exercise, applying ice to the treated area, and refraining from taking certain medications or supplements that may increase the risk of bruising.

Remember that results may vary from person to person, and it is crucial to maintain realistic expectations throughout your Kybella journey. Regular follow-up appointments with your Plastic Surgeon will allow him to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.

Additionally, it is recommended to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, to complement the effects of Kybella and promote overall well-being. Drinking an adequate amount of water is also essential to help flush out the fat cells targeted by the treatment and aid in the body’s natural detoxification process.

Some individuals may experience temporary side effects after Kybella injections, such as swelling, bruising, or numbness in the treated area. These effects are normal and typically subside within a few days to a couple of weeks. If you have any concerns about your recovery or the progress of your results, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Kole for guidance and reassurance.

Kybella Costs and Choosing a Provider

The cost of Kybella treatment can vary depending on several factors, including the geographic location, the number of sessions required, and the expertise of the healthcare professional administering the treatment. On average, the price per session ranges from $600 to $1,200.

When choosing a Kybella provider, it is essential to prioritize safety, expertise, and experience. Look for a board-certified healthcare professional such as Dr. Kole who specializes in Plastic Surgeron and has a proven track record of delivering excellent results. Reading patient reviews and testimonials can provide valuable insight into the quality of care provided by a specific provider. Dr. Kole is a double-board certified plastic and cosmetic surgeon with over 250 5 star reviews on Google.

Additionally, it is advisable to schedule a consultation with multiple providers to discuss your goals and concerns. This will allow you to compare treatment plans, ask questions, and ultimately make an informed decision. Remember, the provider-patient relationship is key to achieving the desired outcome and ensuring a positive treatment experience.

When considering the cost of Kybella treatment, it is important to understand that it is an investment in yourself and your self-confidence. The long-term benefits of a sculpted and defined jawline can greatly enhance your overall facial aesthetics and boost your self-esteem.

Ready to take the next step towards a more defined jawline with Kybella? 

At The Kole Plastic Surgery Center, you have the opportunity to schedule a complimentary Consultation with Dr. Edward Kole, a Double Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon with over 25 plus years of experience. This is your chance to discuss your goals and learn more about how Kybella can benefit you. All procedures are performed at our state-of-the-art surgical center located in Southampton, PA. 

Don’t wait to enhance your facial aesthetics and boost your confidence. Schedule a Free Consultation today or call us at 215-315-7655 for more information.

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