Kybella® in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts is the only FDA-approved injectable that diminishes the appearance of fat below the chin, also called a double chin or submental fullness. Kybella® is made up of deoxycholic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the body to destroy dietary fat cells. Learn more about the History of Kybella in Dr. Hall’s blog!
How does Kybella® help fix double chin?
Because Kybella® is made up of deoxycholic acid, fat cells are permanently destroyed. For optimal results, two to four sessions are required, spaced at least four weeks apart. Dr. Hall will create an individualized injection plan based on the amount of correction desired.
When should I expect results?
Results are noticeable in as little as two to four treatments. Up to six treatments may be necessary to achieve your goals.
Kybella/Restylane Lyft – Patient 253
A woman in her late 20’s who is bothered by submental fullness and weakness of her chin. Although she could consider liposuction of the submental area and a chin implant, her schedule did not allow for surgery and recovery at this time. She is shown 2 months after 3 vials of Kybella to the submental area, and 1 month after 2 cc of Restylane Lyft to the chin. There has been no change in her weight.
A woman in her late 30’s who is bothered by a weak chin as well as submental fullness. She is shown 7 ½ months after a chin implant and 3 months after the placement of 4 vials of Kybella to the submental area. She has had an additional 4 vials of Kybella 5 months before. She has gained 4 lbs since the Kybella treatment but the submental area is more refined and gives her the appearance of having lost weight. The Kybella treatment has been tailored in her case to include the jowls. A beautiful jawline is seen after her treatments.
A woman in her early 50’s who is bothered by submental fullness. She is shown after 2 treatments with Kybella. Her first treatment was with 4 vials and her second treatment is with 2 vials. She is 2 months after her second treatment. Although her weight is up 2 lbs her neck has less submental fullness. An advantage of Kybella is that it can be tailored to each patient. In her case the lower jowls were treated as well. As a result, she has a more defined jaw line.
A woman in her later 40’s who is bothered by submental fullness. She is shown 4 months after her second treatment with 4 vials of Kybella. She has had 2 treatments with 4 vials during each treatment. Despite gaining 6 lbs, her submental fullness is improved and her jawline has better definition and an improvement in the jowling.
A woman in her mid 50’s who is bothered by submental fullness. She has had a total of 3 treatments, each with 3 vials of Kybella. She is shown before her first treatment and again, 2 months after her third treatment. She has lost 8 lbs between her first treatment and her after photos through diet and exercise, and this has helped to improve her result even further. Although Kybella is not specifically for skin tightening, she has had a nice tightening of her skin as seen best in the side view.
Kybella® can last for years, and touch-ups should not be necessary. However, if a significant amount of weight is gained, fullness under the chin may return.
What should I expect during recovery?
There is no downtime associated with Kybella®. Patients will experience minor swelling and bruising after treatment, which should resolve within three days. Learn more about the recovery process in Dr. Hall’s Ultimate Guide to Kybella blog!
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