Excess fat accumulation beneath the chin and jawline can now be treated without the need for surgery. Non-surgical KYBELLA® is a revolutionary new injectable treatment that has been FDA-approved for the reduction of a double chin. Our plastic surgeon James Matas, MD is pleased to bring this innovative treatment option to the Advanced Centre for Plastic Surgery as a solution for the many men and women who desire a leaner under-chin and jawline contour.
Benefits of KYBELLA
Reducing the appearance of a double chin with KYBELLA® is a relatively simple, minimally invasive procedure that offers several benefits:
- Destroys fat cells underneath the chin
- Enhances contours along the upper neck and jawline
- Noticeable results often appear quickly
- Results are long-lasting
- Minimal to no downtime after treatment
- High rate of patient satisfaction
- Treatment sessions can be completed quickly
- No incisions or scarring
During a consultation, Dr. Matas will conduct a thorough examination to determine if KYBELLA® is the right option for you. He will discuss the specific benefits you can expect and the extent of treatment that will likely produce the most favorable results.
How Does KYBELLA® Work?
KYBELLA® is composed of deoxycholic acid, a substance found naturally in the body that is involved in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When KYBELLA® is injected beneath the skin, the solution damages and dissolves fat cells, allowing them to be carried away from the area by natural metabolic processes. As the fat is reabsorbed by the body, volume in the treated area diminishes, revealing a more slender, tighter under-chin and upper neck contour. Results typically appear quickly and may continue to improve for up to three to four months after the final KYBELLA® treatment session.
The KYBELLA® Procedure
To begin treatment, the designated region is numbed with an ice compress to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. KYBELLA® is then administered into the treatment area in an evenly placed series of micro-injections. Once the injections have been performed, the treatment sites are cooled with ice compresses, which reduces any swelling and redness that may result. The entire session can last between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the extent of the treatment. Dr. Matas may recommend multiple treatment sessions (spaced about four weeks apart) to achieve optimal results with KYBELLA®.
Typically, KYBELLA® achieves the best results for patients with good skin elasticity and isolated fat volume beneath the chin and jawline. KYBELLA® does not improve the appearance of excess skin or muscle laxity, and it is not the ideal solution for treating large quantities of fat. Individuals who present these anatomical attributes may be better served by a dynamic procedure such as neck lift, which surgically adjusts neck musculature, removes fat, and treats the presence of redundant skin. To find out if KYBELLA® is right for you, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Matas today.
Contact the Advanced Centre for Plastic Surgery
For more information about KYBELLA®, we encourage you to contact the Advanced Centre for Plastic Surgery to speak with a knowledgeable member of our team.