By offering Kybella, we're giving those patients another way to help reduce unwanted fat around the jawline. Kybella can help eliminate a "double-chin" without the need for surgery or a painful recovery period.
Dr. Rivkin is one of the first cosmetic surgeons to offer Kybella. Recently approved by the FDA to reduce submental fat, which causes the so-called “double chin.” With this procedure, you can help eliminate that double chin with nothing more than a few simple injections.
Kybella injections help to eliminate excess fat in the submental area of the face, beneath the jaw. Once optimal results settle in, you’ll notice a more slender jawline and a reduction or elimination of the so-called “double-chin.”
“As usual, Dr. Rivkin is the best! My eyes look great and cheeks are lifted nicely, no bruising and the swelling went down right away, thanks for the Arnica. So happy. Coming in next month for my next treatment.”
– Sondra M
As we age, our skin loses elasticity. It can be quite subtle at first—a line here, a sag there. But time marches on and our skin can often bear the brunt of the aging process. Compounding this loss of elasticity is the fact that, as we age, our body changes the way that it stores fat tissues. Your body will find new and interesting pockets to store fat. Some of these pockets may be immune to diet and exercise. One of those particularly stubborn locations is beneath the chin. When this pad of fat begins to develop it creates a facial profile that ages you prematurely, making you appear less active and less youthful than you feel: the dreaded double-chin.
In the past, the only way to eliminate a double-chin fat deposit was through submental liposuction, a surgical procedure. Submental liposuction is one of the less invasive facial plastic procedures, but it is still surgery. Liposuction requires local or general anesthesia and is usually performed in a surgical suite. There is a significant recovery time associated with liposuction – a week or more for most people. That recovery period can be associated with pain, swelling and numbness. In other words, liposuction is a procedure that simply isn’t for everybody, leaving a broad swatch of people uncomfortable with their jawlines and struggling to find a solution.
That solution could be coming in the form of a brand new injectable called Kybella. Recently approved by the FDA for the elimination of what’s medically referred to as “submental fullness,” Kybella can help eliminate the dreaded double-chin with little more than a few quick injections.
“Submental fullness” is another term for the accumulation of fat under the chin. Some people are more genetically predisposed to submental fullness than others, but diet and lifestyle choices also seem to play a part in the development of these fat deposits.
Kybella has recently been approved by the FDA for helping to eliminate submental fat—or, the so-called “double chin.”
The best candidates for Kybella will exhibit the following characteristics:
You should come to your consultation ready to discuss your recent medical history and your desired results from Kybella injections.
Kybella in an injectable treatment with the power to destroy fat cells under the chin. It does not require general anesthesia or invasive surgery. This non-surgical treatment can be performed quickly with only minor side effects and little to no downtime.
If you have excess fat under the chin but do not want to undergo liposuction or surgery, Kybella may be the right treatment option for you. Schedule a consultation at Westside Aesthetics to find out if you are a good candidate.
Kybella is composed primarily of a synthetic formulation of deoxycholic acid. This is not a foreign substance. Your body naturally creates deoxycholic acid, and its primary purpose is to break down dietary fat. By injecting this synthetically formulated version into a targeted area, Dr. Rivkin is able to, essentially, speed up and enhance the break down of submental fat. The result of this fat breakdown is a slimmer, more youthful looking jawline. The procedure itself can be accomplished in a matter of minutes.
During your consultation with Dr. Rivkin, you will come to a consensus on what you want your final look to be. Before the injections, we will ask you to apply ice to the injection site or, in some instances, a topical numbing agent can be requested. In most cases, however, the injections will go quickly and with minimal discomfort. Dr. Rivkin will administer the injections and you go home. The entire procedure can be accomplished over the time you might schedule your lunch break.
Kybella is a treatment approved by the FDA and well-tolerated by patients as compared to liposuction for reducing a double chin. The recovery process is minimal in most cases. Minor side effects, which subside over time, include swelling, bruising, redness, numbness, and minor discomfort in the area treated.
There is no strict recovery period for Kybella injections, though you may want to avoid strenuous exercise for the next couple of days. You should be able to return to work immediately. There may be some mild discomfort, bruising, redness and swelling from the injections, but these can usually be treated with an ice pack and some Tylenol. After your Kybella injection, Dr. Rivkin will provide you with individualized post-injection care instructions.
It’s important, in order to protect the results of your treatment, that you follow those instructions as closely as possible. It will probably take 3 to 6 treatments about 1 month apart in order for you to get full results. It also takes several weeks for the fat breakdown in your chin to begin showing noticeable effects. Optimal effects are usually achieved in roughly twelve weeks, though this can vary based on the desired results and individual variation in the patient.
In a clinical trial published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers concluded that Kybella was shown to be an effective, non-invasive treatment to reduce submental fat through a series of injections, with minimal side effects. Of patients participating in this trial, 82.4% reported significantly improved satisfaction with their appearance.
Kybella is an injectable treatment used to reduce fat under the chin. It has no effect on platysmal bands in the neck or sagging neck muscles. For patients with significant sagging of the skin and muscles of the neck, neck lift surgery may be a more appropriate treatment.
Synthetic deoxycholic acid is Kybella’s active ingredient. Deoxycholic acid occurs naturally in the body, where it aids in the breakdown of dietary fats. When in injected under the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells. Over time, the destroyed fat cells are shed by the body through its natural processes.
After Kybella injections, you can expect your results to be long lasting. Once fat cells under the chin are destroyed by the active ingredient in Kybella, they can no longer store and accumulate fat. After you have reached you aesthetic goal with Kybella injections, it is not expected that any further treatment will be needed.
Kybella has been approved by the FDA for treating fullness under the chin. As stated by the manufacturer, it was studied in a global clinical development program involving 20 clinical studies in which more than 1,600 people were treated with Kybella.
At Westside Aesthetics, Dr. Rivkin will mark the injection sites and numb the area before treatment. The procedure typically requires 20 to 30 injections under the chin (up to 50 in some cases). The acid in Kybella destroys fat cells, which are metabolized by the body in the weeks to follow.
Multiple treatments are usually needed to achieve optimal results. The number of treatment sessions needed varies from patient to patient.
Many people have achieved noticeable results in two to four treatments. Six is the maximum number of Kybella treatment sessions, performed at least one month apart.
If you’re bothered by your double-chin or by excess submental tissues, you no longer have to rely on surgery to get the results you want. Kybella grants you a non-surgical way to eliminate unwanted chin fat.
So don’t settle for the double-chin you have—get the chin you want. Contact Westside Aesthetics for arguably the best treatment of Kybella.