What is Kybella?
Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that works to eliminate a double chin, also known as submental fullness. Made up of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body, it works by destroying fat cells in the treatment area under the chin to improve your profile.
Is Kybella Right For Me?
Kybella may be right for you if you are 18 years or older and are bothered by fat under the chin, you feel your double chin makes you look older and heavier than you really are, you don’t want to have surgery, and you eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away. A consultation is the best way to determine if Kybella is right for you.
What to Expect During Treatment
During treatment, you will receive multiple small injections of Kybella under your chin. This process takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. The exact number of injections needed will depend on the amount of submental fat that you have and your desired profile.
Following treatment, you may experience some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform Dr. Ortegon if you develop an uneven smile, weakness in your facial muscles, or difficulty swallowing.
What Can I Expect To See Results?
Most patients require multiple treatment sessions to see optimal results. Each treatment session must be given at least one month apart, and you should not exceed six treatments. Results can be seen gradually over the course of your treatment sessions, with final results seen six weeks out from your final injection session.
How Long Does Kybella Last?
Results from Kybella are meant to be long-lasting, so most patients do not require further treatment after their Kybella injections.
Schedule a Consultation
If you live near San Antonio or Austin and would like to learn more about Kybella, we invite you to call our office today to schedule a consultation. Call 210-614-4320 or use the online contact form to send an email to our San Antonio office. Our plastic surgery practice is located at 11130 CHRISTUS HILLS SUITE 108 SAN ANTONIO, TX 78251.