Before now, the only solution for eliminating a double chin was surgery or invasive liposuction. Thanks to the recently-approved Kybella®, men and women can now banish unwanted submental fat without the risk of invasive procedures or any downtime Dr. Arezou Yaghoubian of AESTHETICA LA, with locations in Tarzana and West Hills, California, has improve the profile of countless patients with ground-breaking Kybella treatments. Call or book a Kybella consultation online today.
Kybella is an FDA-approved cosmetic treatment that reduces moderate to severe fat below the chin, known as submental fat, and frequently referred to as a double chin. Kybella is a manufactured substance that is indicia to the deoxycholic acid produced naturally in the body. The deoxycholic acid produced in the body helps break down fat cells.
Kybella is truly ground-breaking. When injected into the submental area, it destroys fat cells. Patients receive 1-2 vials of Kybella over 2-3 sessions, each scheduled 4-6 weeks apart.
Once Kybella is injected into the treatment area, it kills fat cells, which over time are naturally absorbed and eliminated from the body. The result is a smoother and more streamlined look.
Patients receive targeted injections under the chin during a Kybella treatment. Each session last about 20 minutes. Patients usually book a minimum of two sessions, although some patients may need to return for additional treatment. The exact number depends on the amount of chin fat desired to eliminate.
Most patients experience little to no pain with Kybella injections. Some may feel a mild burning sensation although topical numbing agents can help minimize any discomfort. Afterward, some patients may experience mild redness and swelling for the first week after their appointment.
Kybella injections are FDA-approved and generally safe when performed by an experienced medical professional such as Dr. Yaghoubian. Dr. Yaghoubian’s patients have enjoyed excellent results with this treatment. Most patients not only tolerate treatment extremely well but give a Kybella high satisfaction rate. Treatment may not be appropriate for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or patients with infections in the chin area, or who are using blood-thinning medications.
Arezou Yaghoubian, M.D., FACS