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Kybella is a new injectable approved by the FDA for the treatment of moderate to severe fat under the chin (aka the double chin). Until now the only option for fat removal under the chin was liposuction or surgically removing the fat by cutting it out.

Kybella is the first ever non-surgical option for dissolving double chin fat. Dr. Derek Jones, an associate clinical professor of dermatology at UCLA stated “upwards of 80% of people [with double chins] are concerned about the condition.” Dr. Jones was the lead investigator in a study sponsored by the drug’s maker, Kythera Biopharmaceuticals.

The problem of a double chin affects men and women of all ages. The BioSpa doctors and nurses frequently meet with patients ranging in age from their 20s-30s up to 50s who are frustrated and embarrassed with their double chin. Until now, liposuction surgery was the only effective solution for predictably getting rid of chin and neck fat.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is a manufactured form of Deoxycholic acid, which is naturally produced in our bodies. Naturally producing Deoxycholic acid helps the body absorb fat cells. When injected into tissue, the Kybella injectable physically destroys the cell membrane. When properly injected into submental fat under the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells getting rid of double chin fat.

What to Expect During a Kybella Treatment

The BioSpa Newport Beach provides complimentary consultations to determine if individuals are a candidate for Kybella. If so, a treatment plan will be determined and explained. Each patient is different, so the number of injections and total number of treatments will vary.

The FDA states patients may receive up to 50 injections in a single treatment, with up to six single treatments administered no less than one month apart. On average patients with moderate double chin fat may require approximately 15-20 injections in a single treatment, with a total of 2-3 treatments.

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The Kybella® double chin treatment is performed at our BioSpa in Newport Beach. Kybella is administered as an injection into the fat tissue located under the chin. It may also be used as a non-surgical option for neck fat or turkey neck.

Multiple injections are required and the total treatment time will take about 20 minutes. There may be some mild discomfort during the injections. Prior to treatment, ice can be used to numb the area or a topical numbing cream is another alternative we have available. This will be discussed during the initial consultation to determine if you are a candidate for double chin or neck fat removal with Kybella.

What to Expect After a Kybella Treatment

It is normal to experience some bruising, swelling and mild discomfort following a Kybella® treatment. These issues should resolve within 72 hours. Exercise should be avoided during this time as a precautionary measure to reduce bruising and swelling. Regular daily activities can resume immediately after a Kybella treatment.

BioSpa by Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery is one of the first practices in Orange County to offer Kybella®. We are excited to offer Kybella for the removal of double chin fat and expect both men and women, especially those in their 20′s and 30′s, to receive great results.

To determine if you are a candidate for Kybella® neck fat removal in Orange County, Newport Beach, contact us at (949) 347-5656.

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