Kybella® has arrived! We are some of the first physicians in the area to be trained in this exciting new non-invasive treatment for chin and neck fullness.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an FDA-approved drug that is injected under the skin to reduce fat deposits under the chin and neck, the area sometimes known as a “double chin.” The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the body in low quantities. Once injected, Kybella safely destroys fat cells so they can no longer store or accumulate fat. It is effective and appears to have a great safety profile. For us it is another useful non-surgical tool to treat the chin and neck area.
What can I expect from my Kybella treatment?
Kybella normally requires 2-5 treatments that are 4-6 weeks apart. The price depends on the size of the area treated, which is determined by how large your problem area is.
The recovery consists of waiting for some of the swelling to go down. This usually takes 3-4 weeks. Most people can continue their normal social schedule, but the swelling can be variable. The complications reported in the FDA study were swelling, redness, bruising, and, rarely, temporary discomfort with swallowing or temporary asymmetric smile.
We are more than happy to educate you about Kybella to see if it’s right for you. For more information about Kybella treatments in Bellevue, WA, give us a call at 425-454-5133.
Before & After
Image courtesy of Allergan. Unretouched photos of clinical trial patient taken before and after treatment with KYBELLA®.
BMI (before): 20 kg/m2
BMI (after): 19.6 kg/m2
Individual results may vary.