Kybella is an amazing new, FDA-approved injectable treatment to get rid of submental fat under the chin, more commonly referred to as a “double chin.” With the rise of selfies, FaceTime, and Snapchat, patients are becoming more and more aware, and therefore, concerned about the appearance of their double chin. Before Kybella, the only way to get rid of a double chin was with submental liposuction, which required the patient to go under anesthesia and experience moderate downtime. Now, with just a quick visit to the Firouz Institute of Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, patients can get rid of their double chin with little to no downtime! Jimmy S. Firouz, MD FACS is excited to announce that he is one of the first plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills to offer Kybella to his patients!
Dr. Firouz is a world-renowned double board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills specializing in non-invasive facial rejuvenation. It is Dr. Firouz’s goal to provide his patients with the best cosmetic treatments so they not only look their best, but also feel their best!
Kybella- the Non-Surgical Treatment to Eliminate Fat in the Chin
According to a recent survey published by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 67% of people are bothered by the appearance of their double chin. Submental fat can develop underneath the chin for both men and women for a variety of reasons, including genetics, weight gain, and aging. Even after patients follow a strict diet and exercise plan, the fat underneath their chin will not go away.
Kybella is a non-surgical treatment that works by destroying fat cells under your chin. Dr. Firouz will first mark the treatment area and then inject the Kybella. Most patients say the injections are nearly painful, while others experience a mild tingling sensation that is very tolerable.
The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule that naturally occurs in your body to break down and absorb fats. As the deoxycholic acid destroys your fat cells in the treatment area, the “dead fat” is cleared from your body through your natural metabolism. Once the fat cells are destroyed, those specific cells cannot accumulate or store fat in the future.
During your Kybella consultation with Dr. Firouz, he will examine your submental fullness and determine how many treatment sessions you will need. In general, the majority of patients need 2 to 4 Kybella treatments to see optimal results, however some patients may need up to 6 treatments. Kybella treatments will be administered about 4 to 6 weeks apart.
Recovery after Treatment
Immediately following your Kybella treatment session, the area under your chin will be swollen. Dr. Firouz will provide you with an ice pack to apply to the area for about 10 to 15 minutes to help minimize swelling. The swelling may last for up to 7 days following the injections. Most patients experience less swelling in their future treatment sessions. Other potential side effects can include bruising, pain, numbness, redness, or hardness. Dr. Firouz offers his patients the best Kybella treatments in Beverly Hills!
Benefits of Kybella
Kybella is truly a revolutionary treatment in non-surgical aesthetic treatments. Dr. Firouz is excited to provide his patients with a non-surgical treatment option for a double chin for the first time. Benefits of Kybella include:
- It is a non-surgical procedure that does not require anesthesia or invasive surgery.
- There is no downtime associated with Kybella treatments.
- Kybella is safe and is an FDA-approved treatment.
- There are minimal side effects.
- The results are permanent!