Fat under the chin, known medically as submental fullness, has traditionally only been treatable with liposuction.
The FDA’s approval of the injectable Kybella® offers a simple, non-surgical in-office treatment to literally melt fat under the chin.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What areas can be treated with Kybella®?
The dreaded “double chin” is the only FDA approved area that can be treated with Kybella®.
2. Are there any off-label uses for Kybella®? If so, are they safe?
No, there are not any off-label uses for Kybella® that are yet approved by the FDA. Kybella® has been studied for the submental area of the body-therefore the safety profile has only been established for this area.
3. Kybella® vs. liposuction for double chin? Which would you recommend and what is the difference?
Kybella® is a non-surgical injectable option for people who are on the go and do not have time for a more invasive procedure. With Kybella®, you do not have to wear compression garments, dressings, or have any wound site management. After a liposuction treatment, you usually need about 5 days of inactivity, but with Kybella® you could go back to work the same day. The determination between which treatment you need can only be made by a trained professional as it depends on the area of treatment and expected results.
4. What is recovery like for Kybella® injections?
The great thing about Kybella® is that it is a NO downtime procedure! After a Kybella® treatment, you may notice some bruising, swelling, numbness, and tenderness. This is only temporary, and you can still go about your normal daily activities.
5. How long do results from Kybella® injections last?
This is our favorite part about Kybella®- it permanently destroys the fat cells!
6. What do I do if I gain weight after using Kybella®?
As with any season of life- weight fluctuations are expected. The fat cells that Kybella® treated are permanently gone-but this does not treat future fat cell accumulation.
7. Are Kybella® injections painful?
There is slight discomfort with any injection, but in the hands of our experienced injectors, we use techniques to create the best treatment experience.
8. How long is a Kybella® treatment?
The procedure takes about 60 minutes- We weren’t joking, this is a simple procedure, perfect for those people who want a better “selfie!”
9. How many Kybella® treatments do I need to see results?
On average, 2-3 treatments are required to gain the desired results. We will be able to give you a customized analysis to determine the right treatment for you!
Treatments are available now. Your consultation is provided free. Give us a call at (919) 557-6400 to schedule an appointment or schedule an appointment online.