Say goodbye to submental fullness with Kybella
Facial rejuvenation techniques in the form of neurotoxins and dermal fillers have been used for years; however, until recently, getting rid of submental fullness (aka, a double chin) required surgical intervention through liposuction. Kybella® is a revolutionary medicine that is used as an injectable to reduce the amount of fat that is located beneath the chin known as submental fullness.
The active ingredient in this injectable is deoxycholic acid. Just like hyaluronic acid (which is the ingredient in most dermal fillers), deoxycholic acid is found naturally within the body. Once injected into the targeted areas, the deoxycholic acid breaks down the fat cells: Literally dissolving the fat that is located under the chin. Once this fat is dissolved, it is gone for good.
While Kybella has been used outside the United States for decades, it is the first FDA-approved injection of its kind here in America. It was approved by the FDA on April 29, 2015, for the treatment of moderate to severe submental fullness in adults.
For the first 24 hours after treatment, individuals need to avoid strenuous activities. Other than that, no special care is necessary. Most patients do experience bruising and/or swelling following treatment. Women who would like to hide any bruising or inflammation that results can usually do so by wearing a scarf. Patients may also experience a firmness, redness, numbness and or tenderness in the areas that were treated.
The results attained with Kybella will not be evident immediately. However, the results achieved are permanent: that is unless the patient gains weight or the skin in the area beneath the chin becomes lax.
All injections carry some type of risk and having an inexperienced injector increases the likelihood of a complication. When it comes to Kybella, injecting at the proper depth is crucial from both a safety perspective as well as the effectiveness of the treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about the innovative non-surgical procedures that are offered at the Aesthetic Lounge, contact our Newport Beach office today to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation.
Dr. Kevin Sadati is a top facial plastic surgeon in the Newport Beach and Orange County area with over 15 years of facial and reconstructive surgery experience. He is particularly known for creating natural, subtle results for his patients who don't appear that they've had work done. This can be credited to his extensive experience, as well as his surgical finesse and natural artistic talent. Along with years of studying and training, Dr. Sadati has experience as a painter and sculptor, which embodies his artistic eye for, and appreciation of, aesthetic harmony. He believes that this is key to creating beautiful, natural-looking results in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Sadati has been voted by his patients: “The Best Cosmetic Surgeon” in OC register 4 years in a row, “Top Plastic Surgeon in Orange County” in Locale magazine and received “Best Overall Facial Rejuvenation” award at the National Aesthetic Show by his peers. He also appeared in “The Doctors” show on NBC.