What is Kybella?
Just a little extra fat in the upper neck area may cause the appearance of a "double chin" that may be unwanted to both women and men. The excess pockets of fat below the chin (or the submental area) may be caused by genetics, weight fluctuations, or aging that lead to a softer jawline and chin for a less defined profile. Dr. Abraham (Avi) Ishaaya in Los Angeles, CA is happy to provide a revolutionary method to get rid of neck fat at Optima Medical Spa.
Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Kybella is a nonsurgical option for upper neck fat. The active ingredient in Kybella is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid (DA), which acts similarly to your body's natural DA. Its job is to break down and absorb fat cells. After Kybella has been injected below the chin, you may see a visible reduction in the amount of fat. When the fat is destroyed, the cells cannot reform so you are able to enjoy your new slim neck and strong jawline for years to come.
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Who Qualifies for Kybella?
Kybella can remove small to moderate amounts of fat in the submental (under your chin) area. If you have larger amounts of fat, then you may need a surgical procedure to get the look you want. This injectable fat reduction treats stubborn areas of fat that cannot be reduced with normal weight loss. Even if you are at a healthy weight, diet and exercise may not work to remove the fat in your neck. Kybella may be the right option for your needs.
Kybella is performed during an appointment in one of our treatment rooms. Dr. Ishaaya will numb the treatment area, if preferred, once the skin is clean. The injections last about 15 – 20 minutes. Some patients may need one treatment to reach their desired goal while others may require multiple treatments. We will space your injection appointments at least three weeks apart for the best results.
After Your Appointments
You will be able to leave the office to return to your normal activities after a Kybella injection session. You may have short-term swelling, numbness, or bruising under your chin; however, this shouldn't last longer than 2 – 3 days. Contact Optima Medical Spa right away if you are experiencing any unusual symptoms, like facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, or if your facial expressions are uneven. While the fat cells that are destroyed do not regenerate, the cells leftover can still enlarge so you need to manage your weight after so new pockets of fat do not form. Optimal results after this treatment leave your neck looking slimmer. Your profile will appear better defined.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Kybella cost?
Your costs for Kybella will vary based on how many appointments you need. During your initial consultation, a customized Kybella treatment plan will be developed to work with your goals. A member of our team will also review payment options with you in your first appointment.
Can Kybella be used to treat other areas of the body?
No. Right now, Kybella is only available for the treatment of the upper neck to minimize the appearance of a double chin. Kybella has not been approved by the FDA for use on any other area of the body.
Am I eligible for a Kybella treatment?
There are a few factors that could make you ineligible to receive a Kybella treatment. You must be over the age of 18 years old, not pregnant or breastfeeding, and you should not have an infection. Be open about your medical history and health concerns so we can determine if you can safely receive the treatment.
Ask About Kybella
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Ishaaya to learn more about Kybella neck fat reduction treatments at Optima Medical Spa. Visit us in our Los Angeles, CA office to enjoy a well-defined, strong jawline today.