Even a small amount of extra fat in the upper neck area can cause the undesirable appearance of a "double chin," which is a look that's bothersome to men and women alike. The excess pockets of fat beneath the chin (known as the submental area) can be caused by aging, genetics, or weight fluctuations that lead to a weaker chin and jawline, which create an undefined profile. Board-certified physician Ginger L. Urbaniak, M.D. is pleased to offer a new method to eliminate neck fat at Urbaniak Plastic Surgery. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Kybella is the first nonsurgical treatment to address submental fat. The active ingredient in Kybella is a manmade version of deoxycholic acid that acts like the natural DA in the body to break down and absorb fat. Once it's injected below the chin, you may see a noticeable reduction in the volume of fat. When the fat is eliminated, the cells do not re-form, so you will be able to enjoy your new, slimmer profile and clear jawline for years to come.
The best patients to receive Kybella treatments have additional fat in the upper neck (submental area) that causes unwanted fullness or a double chin. This injection targets stubborn sections of fat that cannot be minimized with usual weight loss methods due to genetics, aging, or other conditions. If you are at or near a healthy weight, but diet and exercise have not worked to remove the fat in your neck, Kybella may be the right procedure for your needs. While Kybella may correct small to moderate amounts of fat in the submental area, larger amounts of fat may require surgical liposuction at Urbaniak Plastic Surgery.
Kybella is completed during an in-office appointment. Dr. Ginger Urbaniak or your aesthetician will often apply a numbing cream to the treated area is requested after the skin has been cleansed. The procedure typically takes about 15 – 20 minutes and is compromised of multiple small injections placed into the submental area. Some patients may only need one treatment to achieve their desired goal, while others could require several sessions spaced 3 – 4 weeks apart at Urbaniak Plastic Surgery's Beach Beauty Bar.
What to Expect
Kybella treatments do not require anesthesia, so you can leave the office as soon as you feel comfortable to resume your usual activities. You may experience temporary bruising, swelling, or numbness beneath your chin; however, this should not last longer than 2 – 3 days. Contact our office immediately if you are feeling any unusual side effects, like facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, or if your smile is uneven. While the fat cells that are destroyed do not return, the cells that remain can get larger, so you must maintain a steady weight after your Kybella injections to prevent new pockets of fat from forming. Optimal results following this treatment leave your neck looking tighter and sleeker, and your profile will be more defined.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Kybella cost?
Your costs for Kybella will depend on the number of sessions you require. During your consultation, a customized Kybella treatment plan will be developed to fit your budget and goals. After your sessions have been planned and scheduled, a team member can discuss the many payment methods we accept or walk you through how to secure low-interest medical financing. If you're curious about how you can get inside access to deals and discounts on a range of our nonsurgical services, including some injectables, then we invite you join our Diamond Membership program.
How does Kybella work?
The active ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, works to break down fat cells in the submental area. After they are destroyed, these cells will not grow back. Therefore, additional treatments should not be necessary once you have finished.
Can Kybella be used to treat other areas of the body?
Currently, Kybella can only be used to treat the submental area. Kybella has been proven to effectively reduce the look of a double chin. Kybella hasn't been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use on any other areas of the body.
Am I eligible for a Kybella treatment?
There are a few factors that could make you ineligible to receive a Kybella treatment. You must be over the age of 18 years old, not pregnant or breastfeeding, and cannot have any infection at the treatment site. Prior to your procedure, you should share any health concerns as well as your medical history with your injector so they can decide if you can safely receive the treatment.
How many sessions will I need?
During your consultation, a customized Kybella treatment plan will be developed to meet your needs and goals. Typically, patients receive between 2 – 4 Kybella treatments before achieving their goals. These injections must also be spaced about one month apart. You should not get more than six treatments.
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Reduce Neck Fat Today
Even if you've struggled with having pesky submental neck fat for as long as you remember, this doesn't have to resign you to fate. Schedule a one-on-one consultation with board-certified physician Ginger L. Urbaniak, M.D. or a member of her team to learn more about revolutionary Kybella injectable treatments offered at Urbaniak Plastic Surgery. Eliminate stubborn neck fat and achieve a well-defined, strong jawline today.