What is Keybella

11 May 2024

What is Keybella

Double chin surgery known as kybella

What is Kybella? Dr. Douglas Steinbrec specializes in double chin fat removal surgery. He offers Kybella treatment for men in his New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles (Beverly Hills) clinics. He is proud to offer the newly FDA-approved, non-surgical injectable treatment to eliminate double chin fat with Kybella. The procedure takes about 15 minutes and has no downtime.

What is Kybella?

It is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for men that destroys fat cells in the treatment area under the chin to improve your profile. KYBELLA, or deoxycholic acid, is available in a non-invasive injectable procedure for adults with moderate-to-severe fat deposits below the chin area. This type of fat is known as submental fat. Dr. Steinbrech can now treat his male patients with Kybella and eliminate double chins without surgery. Dr. Steinbrech administers the 15-minute procedure, and 10-20 injections of Kybella are injected directly into the double chin fat area. The patient goes home the same day with minimal tenderness and mild to no scarring.

How is it Performed?

With each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin. The injection process takes about 15 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the fat under your chin and your desired profile.

Since everyone’s chin profile differs, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Dr. Douglas Steinbrecht will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your fat and your personal treatment goals. Each KYBELLA treatment session is given at least one month apart, and you should not receive more than six treatments. Many male patients have seen visible results within 2-4 Kybella treatments.

Who is a good candidate?

KYBELLA may be right for you if:

  • You’re bothered (unhappy, self-conscious, embarrassed) by fat under the chin, also known as submental fullness
  • You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you are
  • You don’t want to have surgery
  • You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away

What Can I Expect During Recovery?

After the treatment, you will probably have swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform our office if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle numbness, difficulty swallowing, or injection site problems such as bruising, hair loss, open sores (ulcers), damage, and tissue cell death (necrosis) about the injection site. Call if you develop open sores or drainage from the treatment area.

Before ND after images of kybella

The fat cells are destroyed once KYBELLA is injected into the fat underneath the chin. This means that the existing cells can no longer accumulate fat. Once you have reached your desired results, there is no need for follow-up visits. Results are long-lasting to permanent and will depend on each patient.

Treatment Cost & Consultation

Before receiving the treatment, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin
  • Have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin
  • Have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area
  • Have had or have trouble swallowing
  • Have bleeding problems
  • Are taking any medications, especially blood thinners

If you’re ready to be free of the fat underneath your chin, contact Dr. Douglas Steinbrech today. Contact our office to set up a consultation. to determine if Kybella could be helpful for you and your appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions  

What is submental fullness?

Submental fullness is characterized by excess fat under the chin, commonly called the “double chin.” It can result from genetics, poor dietary and health habits, or age.

Will I need time to recover?

Once you receive your Kybella injection treatment, you may resume regular daily activities. Male patients typically have bruising, swelling, or a sensation of numbness on or around the treated area. However, this is nothing to be concerned about unless these effects persist. There is no necessary or required downtime or recovery period.

How many treatments will I need?

Each Kybella treatment is customized to your personal needs and desired results. Based on your chin profile, you will be treated with multiple small injections throughout the chin area. Patients may receive up to six sessions, but they must be spaced out at least one month apart. Many patients have reported seeing visible results within 2-4 Kybella treatments.

What are the possible side effects?

The most commonly reported side effects are:

  • redness
  • discomfort
  • bruising
  • swelling
  • numbness
  • areas of hardness

These side effects are temporary and will clear up on their own.

It is essential to contact your technician or primary healthcare professional if you have difficulty swallowing, facial/muscle weakness, or develop an uneven smile.

How long will my results last?

The fat cells are destroyed once Kybella is injected into the fat underneath the chin. This means that the existing cells can no longer accumulate fat. Once you have reached your desired results, there is no need for follow-up visits. Results are long-lasting to permanent and will depend on each male patient.

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