KYBELLA® Non-Surgical Neck Contouring
Fat under the chin, also known as submental fat or the dreaded double chin, is a frustrating concern for both men and women. There are many reasons one may develop chin fat including weight gain, genetics and the natural aging process.
Extra fat below the chin can alter facial contours and give you an aged appearance. If you’re looking for an effective non-surgical alternative for reducing fat under the chin, KYBELLA® may be right for you. KYBELLA is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that safely and effectively treats moderate submental fullness in adults 18 years and older.
Dr. Waleed Ezzat is a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Boston. He carefully assesses each individual’s needs and creates a customized treatment plan to achieve the best results possible.
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When to Consider KYBELLA
Most people consider getting KYBELLA when they want to address submental fullness without surgery. KYBELLA is effective at treating fat below the chin no matter if it’s due to genetics, weight gain or age. The best candidates for KYBELLA are in good overall physical and mental health and have realistic expectations for their results.
As with most non-surgical treatments, this is not an alternative therapy for those requiring surgery to attain the results they are striving for. KYBELLA works best when patients have a moderate amount of submental fat causing an unflattering neckline. This product is not an ideal option for those patients who have a significant amount of excess skin or minimal submental fat. KYBELLA is not as effective in patients with large deposits of submental fat.
KYBELLA has not been approved for use in other areas of the body or for individuals who are pregnant, breastfeeding or under the age of 18.
Before Your KYBELLA Treatment
Before your KYBELLA treatment, you’ll have a private consultation with Dr. Ezzat or one of his qualified aestheticians. During your consultation, you’ll have a chance to ask any questions about the procedure. You’ll also discuss your reasons for wanting to address your chin fullness, your health history and any previous cosmetic neck or facial procedures you’ve had.
They will also go over more specific steps to take before treatment to help minimize the chances of unwanted side effects. You should avoid medications that thin the blood for two weeks and alcohol for a couple of days before your appointment.
Based on your cosmetic concerns, Dr. Ezzat may suggest additional treatments to complement your overall results. Dermal fillers or BOTOX® Cosmetic injectables are excellent complementary treatments that can reduce dynamic wrinkles beside the eyes or between the brows, plump up sagging skin and lips and enhance facial contours for a more complete look.
Your KYBELLA Injections
During your KYBELLA treatment, a series of injections will be strategically administered under the chin. KYBELLA uses deoxycholic acid to dissolve the targeted fat cells.
Your specific concerns and the degree of fullness will determine how many injections are needed. A series of treatments spaced out by 1 month may be recommended to help you achieve your desired results. Dr. Ezzat will tailor your treatment plan to best fit your needs.
After KYBELLA Treatment
After treatment, you may experience some minor swelling and bruising at the injection sites. The swelling may increase over the first few days as the deoxycholic acid targets the fat cells, but it should begin to fade after that. These side effects temporary and should fade in a few weeks.
While these temporary side effects should not cause too much discomfort, you may use cool compresses as needed. Post-treatment care may be slightly different if you are combining KYBELLA with other cosmetic treatments.
After the fat cells under the chin have been dissolved, the results should be long-lasting. This is because destroyed fat cells are no longer able to store fat.
Your provider will have you schedule your next treatment, as most people need more than 1 treatment to reach their goals. Recovery generally takes about a month. So, treatments are spaced out to accommodate this recovery period.
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Your New Look
After you’ve completed your series of KYBELLA treatments, you should notice a slimmer neckline and more defined contours around the chin and neck.
Most people seeking double chin treatment typically see visible results within 2 to 4 treatments and need no more than 6 treatments to achieve their desired results. Each treatment usually takes around 20 minutes per session.
Contact us online or call our Boston office at 617-414-4980 to take the first step toward refreshing your face with KYBELLA, the non-surgical double chin treatment.