When it comes to stubborn pockets of fat on your figure, there is perhaps no greater annoyance than the curse of the double chin. The double chin effect —known in the medical field as “submental fullness”—is an aesthetic nuisance that is particularly resistant to a healthy and active lifestyle. Whether your double chin is the result of weight gain, genetics or simply getting older; once that fat has settled beneath your chin, it’s usually there to stay despite your best efforts.

Kybella is the first-of-its-kind injectable treatment that works to destroy the fat cells beneath your chin to dramatically improve the appearance of your facial profile. When diet and exercise have failed and cosmetic surgery seems too extreme a solution, Kybella injections at the Celestial Institute of Plastic Surgery will safely and effortlessly melt away your double chin over time.

What are the Benefits of Kybella?

Kybella is the only FDA-approved, minimally-invasive treatment that is suitable for both adult men and women troubled with the appearance of their double chin. In as little as two to four treatments, Kybella works to drastically reduce the fullness beneath your chin by administering a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid; a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown of fat. Once your fat cells have been destroyed, they will never regenerate in the submental area—meaning you’ll be free from your double chin for good. The benefits of Kybella injections at the Celestial Institute of Plastic Surgery include:

  • Visibly reduces or eliminates submental fullness
  • Clinically-proven to be safe and effective
  • No surgery or downtime necessary

What Happens During a Kybella Treatment?

When you arrive at our office for your Kybella treatment, Dr. Bazzi will first assess the underside of your chin to determine how many treatments you will require. After establishing your personal treatment plan, local anesthesia or ice packs will be used beneath your chin to numb the area and keep you comfortable during your procedure, at which point multiple small injections will be administered. The entire process may be completed in as little as 20 minutes and requires no downtime, so you can immediately resume your normal day-to-day activities.

The most common side effects experienced after a Kybella treatment session include swelling, bruising, redness or discomfort; however, these symptoms are generally mild and will resolve over the following days or weeks after your appointment. The treated fat cells will be processed and eliminated by your body naturally over time to reveal a slimmer and sleeker facial profile.

What Results Can Kybella Achieve?

While you may notice a visible reduction to your double chin after just one treatment, most patients will require a minimum of two Kybella treatment sessions to see the results they desire. At the Celestial Institute of Plastic Surgery, we will typically prescribe two Kybella treatments to our patients spaced one month apart and assess your progress from there. After several weeks or months following your final treatment, the enhanced contours of your lower face will be apparent, and your double chin will never return.

If you are ready to banish your double chin for good without resorting to cosmetic surgery, Kybella may be the right solution for your goals. To learn more about Kybella and whether it is right for you, contact the Celestial Institute of Plastic Surgery today at 734-219-9924 to schedule your consultation.