Kybella Chin Contouring
What is Kybella?
Kybella® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin, also known as submental fullness. Kybella is a prescription medicine that physically destroys fat cells, eliminating the “double chin”.
Kybella® may be right for you if:
» You’re bothered (unhappy, self-conscious, embarrassed) by fat under your chin, also known as submental fullness
» You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are
» You don’t want to have surgery
» You eat well and exercise, but that stubborn double-chin just will not go away
Unretouched photos of paid model. Sex: Female, Age: 35, Weight (before/after): 142.5 lbs/145.5 lbs, Total mLs (all treatment sessions): 12. Individual results may vary. Results are represented over the course of treatment; not all treatments are shown. Up to 6 treatments may be administered, spaced no less than 1 month apart.1 In clinical trials, 59% of people treated with KYBELLA® received all 6 treatments.1
A brief consultation with Dr. McIntosh can help you further understand how Kybella treatment could benefit you. Dr. McIntosh personally does every treatment, so you will never be injected by anyone other than the plastic surgeon himself.
How does Kybella work?
The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat. When injected beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in reduced fullness under the chin.
How many Kybella treatments are needed?
Kybella is administered in a series of treatments. The number of treatments is determined by Dr. McIntosh, based on the number needed to achieve your desired results. During each treatment, you will receive a number of small injections under your chin. For best results, each treatment should be spaced about one month apart.
How long does the treatment take?
Kybella treatment only takes about 15-20 minutes. You should expect a 30 minute appointment, to include icing the treatment area before and after your treatment.
How long will the results last?
Kybella permanently destroys fat cells, which means that these cells will no longer be able to store fat. Therefore, after you achieve your desired results with Kybella, further treatment is not required.
Does Kybella have any side effects?
The most common side effects associated with Kybella treatment are temporary, and resolve on their own. Common side effects include: swelling, bruising, mild pain, numbness and hardness around the treatment area. Dr. McIntosh’s office mitigates any discomfort during and after treatment by icing the treatment area.