A new FDA approved procedure named Kybella has just made its way to the office of Gold Coast Plastic Surgery! Kybella dissolves fat specifically in the chin area.
The first of its kind, Kybella is injected under the chin in a series of treatments. Kybell is for healthy patients with fatty double chins. It ruptures fat cells in the area and then gives the signal for the body to remove the ruptured fat. Most patients require multiple treatments to see improvement. Just like any injectable treatment, there is the possibility of swelling the area. Over the course of four to six months, patients can expect to see a reduction in unwanted fat in the area.
Kybella is limited to the treatment of fat under the chin and is not recommended to treat sagging or loose skin. There are alternative treatments for those areas of concern, such as a neck lift or liposuction to the area.