Keep your chin up, beautiful!
Family heirlooms can be the best! But, if you can’t bring yourself to cherish the double chin you’ve inherited from your dad’s side of the family, we understand. Even better, we have options for you to reduce fat beneath the chin (a.k.a “submental fullness”) and sport a more slender, graceful jawline.
Kybella® Non-Surgical Chin Fat Reduction
Kybella is the first and only injectable that’s FDA approved (and clinically proven) to safely reduce fat underneath the chin. Its active ingredient is called “deoxycholic acid,” which dissolves fat cell membranes when injected directly into the fatty tissue. Without membranes, the fat has nowhere to go but out of your body—Kybella gets to work immediately and your body metabolizes the fat over the weeks following treatment.
For the right patient, Kybella is a great alternative to liposuction for long-term fat chin reduction without surgery, downtime, or scars. Treatments are quick (about 15 minutes) and improvements are noticeable within 1 month or so of treatment.
What to expect with treatment
Kybella injections are performed right here in our Austin Plastic Surgery Boutique during a quick office visit. After going over your treatment plan, Dr. Bekanich will numb the chin with a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort during treatment. Kybella is injected directly into the fatty tissue using a very thin, short needle. Following treatment, you can go right about your day. Expect some redness, which should dissipate after a day or two, and mild swelling and numbness, which resolve over the course of 1 to 2 weeks.
While treatment seems straightforward, it takes an expert touch to determine the precise locations where Kybella is needed to ensure natural results. That’s why Dr. Bekanich performs all Kybella injections personally at our offices. As a board certified plastic surgeon, she’s got the high level of training and knowledge of facial anatomy needed to adjust her technique for your natural facial contours and deliver beautiful, safe results.
Low maintenance, lasting results
Patients usually have 2 to 4 Kybella treatments, spaced 1 month apart, to get the amount of fat reduction they desire. However, if you’re happy with the results after 1 or 2 treatments, that’s perfectly fine. Because Kybella destroys fat cells (and they do not grow back), results will last as long as you maintain a fairly stable weight.
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