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What is Kybella®?

Some things are better in twos. However, two chins are not better than one.

If you’re fed up with stubborn chin fat or your “double chin”, then you are one of the thousands of people who look in the mirror and want to make a change.

Reynolds Plastic Surgery is proud to offer the solution to your problem: Kybella®.

What is Kybella®?

Kybella® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” Kybella® is a series of deoxycholic acid injections that work to destroy fat cells located underneath your jawline.

The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA®destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.

How does it work?

The process begins with numbing the area with ice.  Then, the injection sites are marked with a template.  The actual injection process takes anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes.

The average patient will come in for 2-3 sessions over the course of 4-6 weeks apart. When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Reynolds will work out the ideal treatment schedule for you.

What should I expect after getting Kybella®?

Initially, there will be swelling and soreness for the first 1-3 days. Then, lumps might appear over the course of 2-3 weeks in the areas of the injections.  In around 2 months, you will return to the clinic for a follow-up to determine whether more injections are needed.  After 2 to 3 sessions,  the result will be a slimmer chin profile.

Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Your healthcare specialist will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Each KYBELLA®treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should not receive more than 6 treatments

Who is an ideal candidate for Kybella®?

If you are over 18, in good health, and have stubborn submental fat (“double chin”) that is resistant to weight loss from diet and exercise, then you are the perfect candidate for Kybella®.

If you’ve been struggling with a “double chin” and want to get rid of it, call Reynolds Plastic Surgery today at 417-823-9777 or schedule your consultation online.