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Kybella is the first FDA-approved injectable to reduce submental fat, or a double chin. This groundbreaking product has an active ingredient of synthetic deoxycholic acid, which affects only the fat cells in the targeted area of beneath neck and upper chin. Fat cells in the area are destroyed, then shed by the body’s natural processes.

Melt away a double chin with Kybella injections.

Kybella® has arrived! We were among the first physicians in the Seattle area who have been specifically trained in this exciting new non-invasive treatment for chin and neck fullness. If you are one of the many people who are affected by excess fat beneath your chin and on the upper neck, you deserve to find out about this revolutionary fat reduction treatment.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA-approved drug that is injected under the skin to treat fat deposits under the chin and neck, the area we call a “double chin.” The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the body, in low quantities. Once injected, Kybella safely reduces the affected fat cells to reduce their ability to store or accumulate fat. It is effective and has a great safety profile. For us, it is another useful non-surgical tool to treat the chin and neck area.

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What can I expect from my Kybella treatment?

Kybella normally requires two or three treatments spaced several weeks apart. The price depends on the size of the area treated, which is determined by how much fat has been stored in the area. As the days pass following treatment, you will see the fatty areas slowly reducing in size as the body sheds the fat cells.


What is the treatment like?

A Kybella treatment involves cleansing your skin, and then applying a specialized temporary tattoo to the area to be treated. This tattoo creates a grid pattern revealing the most effective placement for multiple tiny injections. The injections are not particularly painful but may create a burning sensation. The area can be numbed with a topical cream to make the experience more comfortable.

What is the recovery from Kybella injections?

The recovery from Kybella injections is not difficult, typically involving some swelling and bruising, which fades within a week or more. Most people can continue their normal social and work schedule, but it is advised that you take a few days off in case you are one of the rare patients that experiences more swelling. Swelling is often noticeable by you, but rarely noticeable by others.

What are the risks associated with Kybella injections?

The complications reported by the FDA include swelling, redness, bruising, and, rarely, temporary discomfort with swallowing or temporary asymmetric smile.

Why choose Flugstad Plastic Surgery in Bellevue for Kybella treatments?

We are specifically trained in Kybella injections, and were among the first clinics to offer these treatments. Our knowledge, experience, and results with this medication are beyond what many practitioners offer. Dr. Flugstad is widely regarded as being among the most accomplished board-certified plastic surgeons practicing in the Seattle area.

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 425-272-9626.

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