Kybella® in Boca Raton: Non-Surgical Treatment for Double Chin
Fat under the chin is also called submental fullness, and it is a very common aesthetic concern. Getting a double chin is easy, but getting rid of one? Not so much. Diet and exercise can’t target fat in a specific area. Surgery is one way to eliminate a double chin, another is Kybella. This non-surgical injectable treatment can significantly reduce unwanted fat under the chin without surgery.
Call Farber Plastic Surgery at 561-503-2700 and ask about Kybella, the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is a non-surgical treatment solution for fat under the chin. It is FDA-approved and is the first and only injectable treatment of its kind. It is an effective alternative to liposuction for patients that want to shape and contour their profile without the risks or downtime of surgery. We administer this treatment in our office in a treatment room.
How does Kybella work? The active ingredient in this treatment is deoxycholic acid. Kybella uses a manmade form of this naturally occurring acid. The deoxycholic acid that your body produces is used to breakdown dietary fat. When this acid comes in contact with fat cells, it destroys them. Kybella injected under the chin destroys the fat cells there. It takes several weeks for the body to process these damaged fat cells and remove them from the body.
One of the benefits of Kybella is its longevity. The number of fat cells within your body, and within specific areas of the body, remains stable throughout adulthood. When fat cells are destroyed in a specific area, they are unlikely to return.
To achieve your best results, you’ll need multiple treatments. Depending on the amount of fat under the chin, you may need anywhere from 2-6 sessions to achieve full results.
Kybella and You: Is This Treatment a Good Fit?
Both our male and female patients love Kybella and the beautiful results it produces. In fact, we’ve had spouses gift Kybella to each other to commemorate birthdays or anniversaries. Dr. Farber is a skilled injector and has performed many successful fat reduction treatments on men and women throughout Southeast Florida.
You may be a good candidate for this treatment if:
- You’re unhappy with your appearance due to extra fat under the chin
- You want to avoid surgery
- You’re willing to commit to multiple injection sessions at our office location
Kybella isn’t always the best option. Liposuction surgery may be better for you if:
- You want results in a single treatment
- You have large quantities of fat under the chin
- You have excess skin as well as fat under the chin
Come in for a consultation. We’ll discuss both Kybella and liposuction in-depth, and you can decide which procedure is a better fit for your lifestyle.
Meet Dr. Farber
Dr. Scott Farber is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 10 years of experience who is dedicated to providing each patient with high-quality, personalized care. A Southern Florida native, Dr. Farber is well-versed in the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures and techniques.
At Farber Plastic Surgery, we’re passionate about patient education. We welcome questions and always have time to give you the answers you need about any treatment you’re considering. If you have questions about Kybella and don’t see them answered below, get in touch. We encourage our patients to write questions down and bring the list to their consultation.
Fat removal without surgery sounds too good to be true. Many of our patients worry that this treatment overpromises results. We’ve administered Kybella injections many times and have seen the transformative results firsthand. Ask Dr. Farber to see before and after photos for a better idea of the type of results we can achieve using this injectable product.
Kybella results are similar to liposuction. This treatment is highly effective. To achieve optimal results, work with a board-certified plastic surgeon. You’ll need to complete the full series of treatments to enjoy the best results.
Most patients require multiple treatments with this fat-dissolving injectable. The total number needed will depend on the amount of excess fat in the area and your aesthetic goals. Dr. Farber can provide a personalized treatment plan at your consultation. Patients typically require between 2-6 treatments, spaced at least one month apart.
You’ll see results after your first treatment. Be patient, results aren’t instantaneous, but they do come. It takes time for the body to process and remove the treated fat. Noticeable results usually begin to appear about 4-6 weeks after each treatment.
Kybella results are very long-lasting. Most patients will not require retreatment and will enjoy a permanent reduction in fat under the chin.
A typical treatment takes less than 30 minutes. Injections are performed in one of our comfortable treatment rooms. Patients can return home shortly after treatment.
Kybella is non-surgical, but there is still a recovery period. This recovery period is shorter than surgical treatment recovery. You’ll likely experience bruising, swelling, and tenderness under the chin. The area may feel hard or numb. These effects are temporary and begin to fade after a few days. Most side effects are fully resolved in a week or two.
You can return to work and other activities as soon as you’re ready. You may want to schedule your first treatment for the end of the week, just in case you’re not ready to return to work immediately.
The total cost for your treatment will depend on the amount of Kybella needed and the total number of treatments you receive. We’ll provide a personalized cost estimate at your consultation with Dr. Farber.
Call our friendly staff in Boca Raton at 561-503-2700 or leave us a message through our website today to discuss how Kybella can slim your double chin without surgery. We’re happy to answer any questions and even schedule your consultation