Smooth Out Your Profile without Surgery!
Submental fullness is a term used to describe what is more commonly known as a “double chin.” If you would like to feel more confident in your profile, our Newport Beach Kybella treatment provides patients with a non-invasive option to eliminate that double chin. At Wirth Plastic Surgery, our Board Certified plastic surgeon can provide you with a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable that is used to permanently reduce the appearance of a double chin. It dissolves fat cells in the target area, helping to improve the overall appearance of a person’s profile. Patients will generally see their final results after 2-3 treatments.
Kybella offers several benefits to patients, such as:
- Noninvasive treatments lasting about 15 minutes, with little to no downtime
- Beautiful, permanent results
- A noticeable difference after just one treatment, with final results after a few months
- May replace the need for chin liposuction or other forms of surgical contouring
This option is generally best suited for those who are overall in good mental and physical health. They are at, or near, a healthy, stable weight and have good skin elasticity to ensure there is no excess skin following the treatment. Patients can expect a small amount of tenderness, redness, or bruising at the injection site, and numbness or hardness may occur around the target area. These symptoms are temporary and completely normal. Cold compresses and compression garments are highly recommended following your Newport Beach Kybella treatments to encourage healing and speed recovery time.
How does Kybella work?
The active ingredient in Kybella is a naturally occurring chemical called deoxycholic acid. This useful chemical causes your body to metabolize and flush out fat cells. As your Kybella injections take effect, the excess fat and fullness in your chin will gradually dissipate, reducing or entirely removing your double chin.
The Kybella experience
During your Kybella session, you will receive a series of Kybella injections under your chin in a grid pattern to target the fatty under-chin area. You may need up to four injection sessions, depending on how extensive your treatment is, which we will establish during your initial consultation and examination with Dr. Wirth. The full procedure takes about 15 to 20 minutes, and while it isn’t entirely painless, most patients report the discomfort to be mild and tolerable.
Once your treatment is complete, you can expect some mild swelling, but it should subside over the following two to three days. Some patients also experience mild soreness and bruising, but these effects are rare and temporary. We recommend that you wear a chin strap with an ice pack for a few nights after your treatment to minimize any swelling.
Is Kybella better than surgery?
While surgical options to remove a double chin exist, such as liposuction, the non-invasive, quick, and easy nature of Kybella makes it the go-to choice for many patients. There is no real difference between the results available with surgery and those from Kybella.
Wirth Plastic Surgery in Orange County Can Help
If you have been feeling self-conscious about your profile, we can provide you with a simple, surgery-free solution. Our team is dedicated to helping patients feel confident and attractive, and our surgeon has years of experience to put behind your beauty goals.
Call us at (949) 558-2133 today to ask about Kybella in Newport Beach.
Kybella in Newport Beach FAQs
How many treatments of Kybella will I need?
Each treatment can produce a significant reduction in submental fullness, so those who suffer from a minor double chin may be satisfied with their results after a single treatment. Most patients, however, do require three to four treatments to achieve optimal results. A full treatment plan will be developed during your consultation, so you will know exactly what to expect before starting.
How long do the results last?
Once your fat cells have been destroyed and flushed out, they will not return. Patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle after their Newport Beach Kybella generally do not need further treatment – the double chin is gone!
When will I see results?
The results from Kybella appear gradually, and it usually takes four to six weeks to see the final results.
Will I have excess skin on my neck after the fat is gone?
You can expect the skin under your chin to tighten along with the reduction in fat, leaving you with a more contoured and youthful-looking appearance. If your skin is no longer resilient and elastic, you may require one of our other double chin treatments.
How soon can I exercise after Kybella?
We recommend waiting three to five days after your treatment before any vigorous exercise.
How much does Kybella cost?
The cost of your Kybella treatment will vary depending on the number of injections needed. A single treatment can range from $1,200 to $2,000. While this may seem more expensive than other alternatives, the solution used in Kybella makes this a treatment unlike any other and provides astonishingly long-lasting results that could be difficult to achieve without a more invasive approach.
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