Now you see it | Now you don’t- with Kybella!
Are you bothered and self-conscious about your double chin? Do you try to pose for pictures a special way to minimize your chin? We know the pose: slight face tilt, chin tilted down…check! If you answered “Yes!” then Kybella can be the answer for you!
At CGT Aesthetics Dr. Thomas has had numerous patients that have been ecstatic with their Kybella results! Kybella is a non-surgical injectable for reducing moderate to severe fat below the chin, the area commonly known as a “double chin.” This submental fullness can be something you have had your whole life due to genetics, or it can start to appear as you get older or if you gain weight. The Kybella injectable contains a naturally occurring substance in the body, deoxycholic acid, which helps the body absorb fat cells. This means when Dr. Thomas injects Kybella into the fat beneath the chin it is essentially destroying your fat cells and 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. Sounds pretty cool, right? Kybella is also the only FDA approved injectable treatment for adults with submental fat and was approved in 2015.
Call or email us to schedule a consultation to meet with Dr. Thomas and be evaluated. He will answer all of your questions and concerns regarding Kybella treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How many sessions will I need?
At your consultation Dr. Thomas will examine the area under and around your chin to determine if KYBELLA® is right for you. He will then tailor your treatment to the amount of fat under the chin and your aesthetic goals. Each client is treated uniquely to fit their specific profile, so the total number of treatment sessions will vary based on the amount of fat under the chin and your end treatment goals and expectations. Each KYBELLA® treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should not receive more than 6 treatments. In clinical studies conducted by Allergan, 59% of patients received 6 treatments.
*Sometimes we suggest that a patient first use CoolSculpting to essentially “de-bulk” the area and then Dr. Thomas will fine tune the area with Kybella at a later date. Dr. Thomas will discuss what option is best for your profile and why.
How is the treatment preformed?
Dr. Thomas will mark out with a grid all the various injection points before treatment. Kybella is administered as a series of injections, targeting the specific fats cells found under the chin. The fat cells are destroyed and gradual results begin to take affect.
Will I need time to recover?
After KYBELLA® treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform our office if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, or difficulty swallowing.
What should I tell my Dr. Thomas before treatment?
Before receiving KYBELLA®, you will go over your medical history with Dr. Thomas. You will want to disclose all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin
- Have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin
- Have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area
- Have had or have trouble swallowing
- Have bleeding problems
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if KYBELLA® will harm your unborn baby)
- Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if KYBELLA® passes into your breast milk; talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive KYBELLA®)
- Are taking any medications, especially blood thinners