Kybella is a one-of-a-kind, nonsurgical treatment to eliminate submental fullness, or as many men and women know it as the "double chin." At The Plastic Surgery Institute of Southeast Texas, we provide adults over the age of 18 with Kybella injections at our practice. No painful surgery. No downtime. Dr. Lapuerta offers this injectable as an alternative to neck liposuction to reduce the fat that can accumulate under the chin. Many people who receive Kybella injections are not overweight, but they cannot reduce the fullness with a healthy diet and exercise alone. Age and heredity also play a key part in whether or not some people have a double chin. Now, with the active ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, you can eliminate the fat storage in about 6 months in multiple sessions. Call today to schedule your consultation for these revolutionary Kybella injections.
What to Expect
After your consultation, your first injection session will include (after the area under your chin is cleansed) a treatment of multiple Kybella injections under the chin. We recommend that patients have 4 – 6 treatment sessions, which will be based on how much submental fat is under the chin. Every patient should plan to have an injection session once a month (with a maximum of 6 sessions). You can also expect to have slight bruising, temporary swelling, pain, numbness, and/or redness in the injection area.
Kybella costs will depend on the number of injections and treatment sessions needed to get the desired result. Most of our Kybella treatment patients receive multiple injections during a session, and have them consistently once a month for 6 months. Your plastic surgeon will discuss costs, and how many injections will be needed to accomplish your slimmer profile at the first consultation.
Age Restrictions for Kybella?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved this injectable for men and women under the age of 18, as this drug has only been tested on adults. We will not consult or provide this treatment for children or teenagers under 18.
How Does it Work?
Kybella is injected into your skin underneath your chin, and then the deoxycholic acid (the active ingredient in Kybella and naturally-occurring molecules in the body), will breakdown and destroy the unwanted fat cells. When the cells are no longer able to store dietary fat, the fullness of the chin shrinks dramatically.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 15 – 30 Minutes
- Procedure Recovery Location
Want to learn more about Kybella, our new injectable fat reduction treatment, and find out if it is right for you? We will discuss your health history, what medications you are taking, and your goals for this treatment. Remember, you must be 18 years or older to qualify for these injections. Call our Houston, TX plastic surgery office, and schedule your own private consultation with Dr. Lapuerta today. In 6 months, you can have a slimmer, gorgeous facial profile after your Kybella injections.