Kybella Beverly Hills

Kybella Double Chin Injections in Beverly Hills: What You Need to Know

Kybella is the first and only nonsurgical, FDA-approved injectable treatment to destroy submental fat cells and improve the appearance of the double chin and profile, and can significantly enhance the jawline contour as well. It works by dissolving fat cells beneath the skin using deoxycholic acid. It results in permanent reduction in the number of fat cells in the treated area.

When used to target subcutaneous fat around the chin and neck, Kybella reduces the appearance of a double chin, resulting in an elegantly contoured, slimmed-down appearance.

Ready to learn more about Kybella? Book an appointment with Dr. Anita Patel, considered one of the best plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills.

Treatment Overview

First, you will meet with Dr. Anita Patel to share your concerns and discuss the results that you hope to achieve. This will be followed by a facial and submental analysis, treatment plan, and discussion of risks. Dr. Anita will go over the post-treatment care and activity restrictions, and give you time to ask questions.

You will then fill out consent forms and the area to be treated will be marked on the skin. The skin will be cleansed, cooled with gel ice packs, and prepped for injection. Laughing gas may also be offered.

Dr. Anita will then use carefully calibrated injections in precise locations in order to produce natural-looking results tailored to your individual needs. Pre- and post- photos (6 weeks after injection) will be taken to show you the side-by-side comparison and highlight changes.

  • Time In Office: 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Anesthesia: Icing is most effective. Topical numbing and laughing gas are also available.
  • Social Downtime: Patients typically experience swelling that can last from a few days to one week.
  • Post-Treatment Instruction: Patients should avoid exercise for 48 hours and should not massage the treatment area.

Please Note: These are general estimates that may or may not apply to you individually.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Do I Have a Double Chin?

Submental fullness can be due to genetics, age, or weight gain.

Are Double Chins Genetic?

Double chins, or submental fullness, can be genetic.

How Do You Get Rid of Chin Fat?

Kybella works to diminish submental fat cells over the course of the 4-6 weeks following treatment. Other alternative treatments are liposuction, Coolsculpting, or a chin augmentation to reduce volume, and a neck lift, and/or platysmoplasty procedures for tightening.

How Long Does It Take to Get Rid of a Double Chin?

How many treatments of Kybella are advised depends on the amount of submental fat that is present. Most patients require at least 2 treatments (and some up to 6 treatments), with a more visible reduction noted after the second treatment. If these were spaced 6 weeks apart, that result is seen 3 months after the first Kybella treatment. Depending on the distribution of submental fat and the patient’s personal goals, Dr. Anita will determine how many treatments are recommended. Patients should not receive more than six total treatments.

What is Kybella Used For?

Kybella is used to improve the appearance of submental fullness in adults.

How Does Kybella Work?

Kybella works to destroy fat cells using synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat.

Is Kybella Permanent?

Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells, and once destroyed, those cells can no longer accumulate or store fat. Once your desired aesthetic is reached, further treatment is not expected.

Is Kybella Worth It?

Kybella is a nonsurgical way to reduce double chins, or submental fullness, and is generally very satisfying when the recommended number of treatments are completed.

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