For years, men and women have been unhappy with fatty deposits located under their chin and neck area, often referred to as a “double chin.”
Kybella® is a non-surgical, safe approach to localized fat reduction that provides a more pleasing, confident, appearance.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is the first FDA approved non-surgical injectable that reduces the excess fat accumulation under the chin and neck area. It’s a minimally invasive, safe, effective non-surgical treatment that provides long lasting results with minimal side effects.
How is the Kybella® procedure performed?
The procedure involves the use a small needle to make multiple injections of the Kybella® solution directly into the fat in the targeted area. There may be mild discomfort at the time of treatment. For the subsequent few hours there can be tenderness and discomfort but it usually disappears after a few hours. There is no downtime and no bandaging is required. All activities may be resumed immediately after treatment.
How does Kybella® compare to Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure in which fat is suctioned out of your body. It is usually accomplished in one session, and after treatment, bandages are worn. With Kybella®, the fat is dissolved non-surgically, usually during 2 – 4 sessions. There is no bandaging required and all activities may be resumed immediately. Treatments are administered at intervals of 6 weeks.
How long will Kybella® fat reduction last?
The results are permanent because once the fat cells are removed, they do not regenerate.
Are there any side effects with Kybella®?
Shortly after treatment is administered, there will be redness and swelling of the area. In addition, there may be some tenderness. Usually, swelling resolves within 2 weeks after treatment.
How soon will I see results with Kybella®?
Reduction in submental fat may be apparent, in some, a few weeks after the first treatment. The reduction in fat continues during the subsequent weeks. After 6 weeks, a second treatment may be administered in those who require more than one treatment.
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David Green, M.D.
Dr. David Green is a Board Certified Dermatologist in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Green specializes in Dermatology, Dermatologic Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, and the treatment of Varicose Veins and vascular disorders.
He is Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a Member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American College of Phlebology. He treats patients from Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia and throughout the Mid Atlantic region.
Dr. David Green proudly offers services in his Bethesda, Maryland office.