Kybella® (Nonsurgical Chin Liposuction)
Kybella is a revolutionary way to decrease moderate to severe amounts of fat under the chin without surgery. Commonly known as a “double chin,” excess submental fat can be reduced with Kybella injections by renowned New Jersey plastic surgeon, Dr. Evan Sorokin without the time, expense, and pain of neck liposuction. Like the rest of the body, the chin can accumulate pockets of stubborn fat that cannot be reduced by diet and exercise alone. The active ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, destroys dietary fat beneath the chin. Patients will need multiple Kybella treatment sessions to achieve their desired results, but the change is lasting.
Surgical Neck Liposuction
Kybella is an alternative to surgical neck liposuction for patients who only need fat removed from the area under their chin. If the patient wants fat removed from the rest of the neck, surgical neck liposuction is the best option. Dr. Sorokin will help every patient determine their best treatment plan after listening to their concerns and goals in the initial consultation.
In clinical trials, 79% of patients were satisfied with the results of their Kybella treatment in improving the appearance of their face and chin. Additionally, patients in the trial reported that they felt younger, happier, and more confident after their Kybella treatment session.
Before/After The Procedure
After cleaning the area, Dr. Sorokin will inject Kybella into multiple sites under the patient’s chin. Most patients will begin to see visible results in 2 – 4 treatment sessions. Patients can have up to 6 treatment sessions with less than a month in between each session. After the treatment, patients may have temporary swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, or redness.
While it is being researched, Kybella is not currently approved to eliminate fat in any other areas of the body and Dr. Sorokin will only inject Kybella into the area below the patient’s chin. The uses of Kybella will hopefully be expanded, but for now, patient can enjoy getting rid of their double chin with Kybella.
Before receiving Kybella injections, Dr. Sorokin will ask about the patient’s current medications and medical conditions during their initial consultation. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding may not get Kybella injections. Kybella is also not available for anyone under the age of 18.
How It Works?
Deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient in Kybella, is a naturally-occurring molecule that can be by the body to breakdown and destroy fat. Once destroyed, these fat cells cannot return.