What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” It is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a natural product produced in the body to break down fat for absorption in the intestine. When injected, Kybella® damages cell membranes, causing cells to burst and die. By injecting Kybella® into fat under the chin (submental fat), these fat cells get destroyed and can no longer store fat. Reducing fat under the chin helps surgeons contour (smoothen and shape) the chin area which improves the appearance of a double chin.
At Atlanta APC Plastic Surgery, we offer multiple options to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if Kybella® is right for you! Our experienced medical team is led by Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor.
How Kybella® Works
The active ingredient in Kybella® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella® destroys fat cells, 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.
What are the Benefits?
If you’re considering reducing the appearance of a double chin with Kybella®, there are several benefits to consider. First, it doesn’t require general anesthesia or invasive surgery, which is required for alternative treatments.
There is also no downtime associated with the treatment. Kybella® is a minimally invasive procedure and can be completed quickly.
Is Kybella® Right for Me?
It has been approved by the FDA, which means it’s safe for most people. In order to determine if this treatment is right for you, please schedule a consultation with our medical team. We will discuss multiple factors including your health, medical history, aesthetic goals, and more to determine if Kybella® is right for you. If you do not qualify, alternative treatments may be discussed.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Side Effects are minimal and typically subside within a few days after treatment. These include:
Contact Atlanta APC Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and learn more about the benefits of Kybella®!