Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for patients 18 and older, KYBELLA® is a revolutionary injectable treatment designed to reduce submental fullness—a concern commonly known as a “double chin”—without the need for incisions, surgery, or substantial downtime. This non-surgical alternative to liposuction of the neck works to break up and destroy targeted fat cells beneath the chin, eventually leading to their disposal via natural bodily processes. By performing minimally invasive KYBELLA® injections in the comfort and convenience of the M Spa, board-certified plastic surgeon Tiffany McCormack, MD can help you achieve a slimmer, more contoured under-chin and jawline aesthetic with long-lasting results.
- KYBELLA® Benefits
- KYBELLA® Procedure
- KYBELLA® Recovery
- KYBELLA® Side Effects
- KYBELLA® Results
- KYBELLA® Cost
What are the Benefits of KYBELLA®?
Despite faithful attempts at eating a healthy diet and following a regular exercise routine, pockets of fat in some areas of the body remain resistant to change. One of the most common regions in which this stubborn fat persists is underneath the chin. For women and men seeking to eliminate diet and exercise-resistant submental fat, KYBELLA® can offer the following benefits:
- A more toned, youthful-looking under-chin profile
- A minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure
- A relatively short treatment
- Little—if any—downtime
- Long-lasting results that rarely require retreatment
Currently, KYBELLA® is the only procedure to receive FDA-approval for the non-surgical reduction of submental fat.
How is the KYBELLA® Procedure Performed
The unique KYBELLA® product is composed of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the body. During treatment, the KYBELLA® solution is carefully injected into localized fat accumulations below the chin and/or along the underside of the jawline using an ultra-thin needle. To help diminish any potential discomfort, an anesthetic can be applied topically to the skin in the targeted region. The entire procedure often takes approximately 15-30 minutes to perform, though this timeframe will vary based on the unique needs and goals of each individual.
What is Recovery from KYBELLA® Like?
Following treatment, the majority of patients are able to resume normal daily activities within one to two days, if not later that same day. Some temporary swelling and/or bruising may occur, but these symptoms should subside over time and can often be concealed with makeup. Though rare, any soreness or discomfort experienced after the procedure can generally be controlled with medication.
The effects of KYBELLA® will usually be apparent after about two to four treatments, and most individuals will need a total of six sessions scheduled a minimum of one month apart to attain an ideal outcome.
What are the Side Effects of KYBELLA®?
The most common side effects from KYBELLA® include swelling, bruising, and tenderness around the injection sites, reactions that are not considered uncommon after any injectable treatment. Numbness and redness under the chin are also possible, but occur less frequently. In any case, don’t hesitate to contact the M Spa if you have any concerns after your KYBELLA® session. Our aesthetic nurse injectors will carefully review your medical history before treatment to help ensure you are a good candidate for KYBELLA®, maximizing the safety of the procedure.
How Long Does KYBELLA® Last?
KYBELLA® generally requires a series of treatments to achieve the best possible results. However, once the desired outcome has been achieved, additional treatment is typically not necessary as long as a relatively healthy lifestyle is maintained. KYBELLA® is intended to destroy the targeted fat cells, permanently eliminating them from the body. That said, remaining fat cells in the region can grow with significant weight gain, making it important to maintain your desired weight after treatment. By doing so, you can experience a very enduring outcome and enjoy a more defined under-chin contour well into the future.
How Much Does KYBELLA® Cost?
The total price of KYBELLA® is determined by the amount of product used and the number of sessions required to achieve your aesthetic goals. While the cost of cosmetic enhancement often varies by geographic location, the average price of one KYBELLA® treatment nationwide is between $1,200 and $1,800. A member of our team would be happy to provide you with a personalized quote once your concerns are assessed in a consultation. At the M Spa, we accept plastic surgery financing from some of the nation’s leading healthcare lending companies, including CareCredit®, Alphaeon™ Credit, and Prosper® Healthcare Lending. These trusted financial institutions offer qualified applicants a range of low- to no-interest payment plans to choose from, allowing you to make your KYBELLA® expenses more manageable by selecting the option that best suits your budget. If you have any questions about the cost of KYBELLA®, please reach out to our practice to speak to a member of our office.
Contact McCormack Plastic Surgery
To learn more about KYBELLA®, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to find out if this treatment may be right for you, please do not hesitate to contact our practice today.