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Kybella

Kybella® is a new injectable treatment which was created to combat submental fullness, also known as the “double chin.”

Double chins develop secondary to aging, weight gain, and genetics. In some cases, a double chin will not disappear even after diet or exercise, making a person look heavier or older than he or she really is.

Kybella® is the first FDA-approved, minimally-invasive prescription medicine that permanently removes moderate to severe double chin fat deposits for a more defined jawline and neck.

What Is Kybella?

Kybella® is a solution of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring chemical in the body which is responsible for burning fat.

When Kybella® is injected into the fatty tissue under the chin, the deoxycholic acid destroys a percentage of the existing fat cells. These fat cells cannot regenerate, and the results are permanent.

Procedure Details

Kybella® is an injectable, meaning it requires no surgical procedures or suturing. Dr. Naidu is one of a limited number of specially trained healthcare professionals who are qualified to administer Kybella®.

Kybella® is injected through multiple small injections under the chin after the skin has been anesthetized with a topical ointment. A single procedure on average lasts only 15-20 minutes. The number of treatment sessions required varies from patient to patient, but on average patients require at least two sessions spaced one month apart.  A total of six treatments is possible.

Maximum effects should be seen about six months into treatment and last permanently.

Recovery

Kybella® does not require any down time or recovery period; you can resume regular activities the same day.  Temporary side effects at the injection sites include swelling, bruising, mild pain, redness, numbness, and firmness of the skin.

Contraindications

Kybella® treatment is not indicated under the following conditions:

  • You plan to have surgery on your neck or chin
  • You are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant
  • You are breastfeeding or planning on breastfeeding a child
  • You have a history of bleeding problems
  • You have difficulty swallowing
  • You have an infection at the site of treatment