BOTHERED BY THE FULLNESS BENEATH YOUR CHIN? Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin (submental fullness) in adults by physically destroying fat cells.
BENEFITS OF KYBELLA – Its primary benefit is that it is a non-surgical procedure to remove fat from under the chin which is done in the office by Dr. Ferland. It may also prove to be an excellent treatment for people who have had surgery in this area in the past and Kybella can be used to target the remaining hard to treat fat or treat recurrent fat from weight gain.
KYBELLA (deoxycholic acid) is a clear colorless, sterile solution for subcutaneous injection into the submental fat of the neck. KYBELLA when injected into fatty tissue physically destroys the fat cells. Any remaining deoxycholic acid is excreted normally into the gastrointestinal tract and expelled.
TREATMENT – A minimum of 2 sessions are required for smaller individuals. Three (3) or even four (4) sessions may be required depending on the volume of submental fat and of course the goals of the patient. Each session is separated by 4-6 weeks.
A numbing ointment and ice are applied before the grid is applied. The treatment outline is marked by Dr. Ferland and a temporary grid is applied. Dr. Ferland then performs the injections. Ice is then applied. The grid is washed off. Gentle daily massage is recommended in about an hour.
At the time of injection and for several days following the injections you will have swelling in the submental area. Kybella will cause the fat cells to rupture and the swelling will diminish gradually in the treated area over the course of the next six (6) weeks. A series of treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal results and these will occur at no sooner than the one month interval. Dr. Ferland will decide the appropriate number of treatment sessions and the amount of Kybella you will need at each session.
Kybella is available at Ferland Plastic Surgery. Call 804 346 8700 for a consultation.