May 19th, 2016 by Soderstrom Skin Institute
Carl W. Soderstrom, MD Board Certified Dermatologist
In the age of the “selfie,” we have come to realize that there is flattering angle for photos and a not so flattering angle. Well, chin up! The solution to that dreaded double chin has arrived. Introducing Kybella®!
For those who suffer from the frustration of trying to lose fat below the chin, Kybella® is a beauty breakthrough. Kybella® is an FDA approved injectable substance designed to destroy fat cells. It’s made from a fat-eliminating deoxycholic acid found naturally in our bodies. When injected into the skin, fat cells are destroyed so they can’t re-accumulate, making Kybella® treatments effective for the long term despite future weight gain.
Patients who receive Kybella® should plan on two to six treatments, each taking about 20 minutes and spaced one month apart. Unlike liposuction, Kybella injections are quick, non-surgical and typically cost less in terms of money and recovery time.
A shot that zaps fat sounds too good to be true, right? That’s why we’re inviting you to try Kybella® and experience this innovative procedure for yourself. If you’ve tried dieting and you’ve tried exercise, it may be time to find out if Kybella® could help you finally say goodbye to that double chin.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Kybella® destroys fat cells and reduces the appearance of fat below the chin.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
This is an in-office procedure done by our highly skilled board certified plastic surgeons. A few tiny injections of the product are administered to the submental fat under the chin. Some swelling and tenderness is expected for a few days. Prior to treatment we make you feel comfortable with a numbing solution and/or ice. A follow up appointment is scheduled in a few weeks, and 2nd treatment is scheduled as needed. Optimal results are seen typically with two visits.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR KYBELLA®?
Your Plastic Surgeon will determine this at your initial consultation. If you are not a good candidate for Kybella®, there may be other options for you.
WHAT IS THE COST?
$2700 – which includes two Kybella® treatments and our Skin Dimensions Advanced Firming Neck Cream for post-treatment use.
To schedule a consultation with one of our board certified plastic surgeons, please call 1.888.970.7546.