A relative newcomer to the fight on unwanted fat, KYBELLA® offers a non-surgical means of reducing that unwanted, stubborn fat under your neck. KYBELLA® is the first and only FDA approved injectable medication to permanently dissolve fat under your chin to improve your contour and profile. KYBELLA® consist of deoxycholic acid, which is a synthetic version of a substance you naturally produce to break down fat in your digestive system. When delivered in a series of in office treatments, it can break down stubborn deposits of fat which are then absorbed and removed by your body.
The Best Candidates
- Wish to reflect your inner positive self
- Are healthy and not taking blood thinning medications
- Interested in a non-surgical means of removing fat with a series of office procedures
- Are a healthy weight with a stubborn area of fat under the neck
KYBELLA® is one of several options to address local pockets of fat. In some patients, liposuction may offer a quicker means to a final end result. But for those who are willing to have a series of treatments, depending on the area being treated and the severity, KYBELLA® avoids a surgical procedure and can be accomplished in the office.
On the day of your consultation, your Restore SD Plastic surgeon will review your facial anatomy, your concerns and establish a plan for treatment. Next, we apply a gentle cleanser and an antiseptic to the areas of injection. Ice packs can be applied before and after treatment to make KYBELLA® treatment as comfortable as possible.
Your provider will then inject the KYBELLA® in the area under the chin in a grid-like pattern with a very small needle. Anywhere from 2 to 4 vials of medication may be required to treat the area fully. There is some minor stinging immediately afterward that lasts for 15 minutes. Shortly after, you can re-apply makeup and go about your day. You will have some swelling and redness in the area for approximately a week.
KYBELLA® injections are performed in the office setting and are generally repeated at regular intervals of 4-6 weeks for a total of 3 to 6 treatments. We can help you avoid hectic scheduling by setting up your next visit as you leave!
Expect some tenderness and discomfort at the time of treatment that tends to resolve within the first day. The area will be puffy and red for up to a week after the KYBELLA® treatment. After that first week you can expect the area of fat to slowly improve as your body absorbs and removes the fat. As KYBELLA® is a series of treatments spaced out every 4-6 weeks, the amount of swelling and inflammation tends to decrease with each subsequent treatment.
The Combined Procedures
KYBELLA® complements other facial rejuvenation procedures to restore youth and vitality to your appearance. It is often combined with fillers such as JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, JUVÉDERM®, or Restylane® as well as laser skin rejuvenation and neuromodulators like BOTOX® Cosmetic. Your Restore SD team will make individualized recommendations for your skin type to ensure you have the healthiest and youngest appearing skin and facial profile possible. Our medical grade skin care products are not available in retail stores and a complimentary skin care evaluation is offered at every Restore SD consultation.
- What happens at my KYBELLA® consultation?
During your initial KYBELLA® consultation, your Restore SD provider will perform a detailed facial and skin examination as well as review your medical history and any medications you are taking. You will have photos taken with our VECTRA® XT 3D imaging system and discuss treatment areas and options while viewing your photo series. This ensures you can address all areas of concern with your provider. With our state of the art Canfield software, potential results can be viewed, helping you to visualize possible outcomes. After a treatment plan is devised you will be able to receive treatment that day in the office.
- Is KYBELLA® expensive?
KYBELLA® was recently purchased by Allergan and the price of the product was increased. There are no alternative medications to use as a treatment, so the price remains competitive and is based on the number of vials you may require for treatment. Our personal pricing for KYBELLA® reflects our years of experience and precise knowledge of the anatomy necessary to provide you with a safe, reliable, and consistent experience. At Restore SD Plastic Surgery we believe in safety, training, and proper credentials for every injector. This ensures that your cost is minimized by strategic use to create a natural result. We also stand by our products, and the cost reflects the use of genuine product obtained from US manufacturers. We will not sacrifice the safety of our patients by cost-cutting measures such as counterfeit, over-diluted, or illegally obtained product.
- Will KYBELLA® injections hurt?
Your comfort is of paramount importance at Restore SD Plastic Surgery! Rest assured that most patients report the discomfort from KYBELLA® injections as being very minimal. Your treatment will take place in a calming environment and you will be provided with a cooling pack for the treatment areas before and after the injections to minimize any pain or bruising.
- Why should I choose Restore SD for KYBELLA®?
Getting KYBELLA® from a provider who took a weekend course and wants to make a quick buck may seem cheaper, but you may not be getting authentic KYBELLA® and your provider may not be well versed in anatomy or able to take care of any complications. At Restore SD Plastic Surgery, we take the time to listen to your goals and partner with you to achieve the best possible results. We stand by our products and our experience. Allow us to deliver a safe, quality, and age appropriate facial rejuvenation that will leave you looking and feeling younger and more self-confident.
- I am considering KYBELLA® for the first time – what do I need to know?
Treatment with KYBELLA® is a wonderful way to look and feel younger and is maximized by being combined with an individualized skin care program. If you are getting KYBELLA® for the first time, it is important to know that you won’t see the results right away. It can take several weeks and multiple treatments to see the effects. The first treatment is associated with the most swelling and can take 1-2 weeks to resolve.
- How long do the effects of KYBELLA® last?
The reduction of fat by KYBELLA® is permanent. The fat cells treated are completely destroyed. If you gain or lose weight in the future, your remaining fat cells can enlarge or shrink but with less fat cells in the area treated, it should be proportionately less than before.