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Do you want to get rid of your dreaded double-chin? Do you want to contour and streamline your chin to project a sleek, slender, and youthful appearance? Kybella® is the ideal FDA-approved procedure to remove double chins and enhance chin contouring without surgeries, incisions, or downtime. Dr. Pearlman is one of the first and foremost practitioners of the Kybella treatment in the U.S., having received specialized training from Kythera Biopharmaceuticals. If you want to get rid of your double chin with Kybella, Dr. Pearlman is the ideal choice.

How does KYBELLA® work?

Kybella is composed of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring substance that’s readily found in the human body, responsible for breaking down and absorbing dietary fat. When Kybella is injected into the submental (chin) area, the synthesized deoxycholic acid dissolves the fat tissues in your double chin, resulting in a streamlined, slender, and contoured chin and jawline. Kybella is an incredibly safe and effective treatment — it has been carefully developed over 9 years, has been featured in over 20 clinical studies, and has successfully treated over 2,600 patients with brilliant results.

Who is affected by submental fat (double chin)?

According to a 2015 study by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, around 67% of all people report self-consciousness due to a double chin, since it makes you look a lot older and heavier. Submental fullness occurs because of three primary factors:

  • Genetics: Some people are more predisposed to submental fullness than others.
  • Age: The likelihood of developing a double chin increases with age.
  • Weight: You’re more likely to develop a double chin as you gain weight.

How else can I reduce submental fullness?

Kybella is one of the first effective nonsurgical treatment options for reducing submental fullness. Before it, your only options were surgical — liposuction, platysmaplasty, neck lifts, and chin implants. While surgical procedures are also effective, they lead to considerable downtime. During your consultation for Kybella, Dr. Pearlman will go over all of your submental treatment options, including Kybella and other surgical options. He will highlight the pros and cons of all possible procedures, discuss your candidature for different treatments, and provide all the necessary information to help you make an informed decision.

What happens if I gain weight after the KYBELLA® treatment?

Patients in the clinical studies who experienced weight gain after their treatment did not see the return of their submental fullness. However, we will have a better understanding of the impact of subsequent weight gain in the future when data becomes available from a broader range of patients who receive treatment with KYBELLA®.

How long do the Kybella results last?

According to clinical studies, the results from a Kybella treatment are long-lasting, provided there aren’t any drastic lifestyle changes. However, Kybella is still a relatively new procedure, so we don’t have a broad enough pool of patients who’ve had it long enough to determine the full longevity of its results.

How many Kybella treatments will I need to see optimal results?

Kybella injections are delivered into the fat tissues under the chin. The total number of Kybella treatments depends on several complex factors. However, most patients need 2 to 6 Kybella injections between intervals of 4 to 6 weeks each. During your consultation for Kybella, Dr. Pearlman will curate the ideal treatment plan for your specific needs based on your age, facial anatomy, cosmetic goals, medical history, and physiology.

How soon can I see the Kybella results?

Generally speaking, Kybella injections dissolve the fat tissues within 10 to 15 minutes after the treatment. However, you may experience swelling due to your body’s natural inflammatory response. You’ll notice the results of the treatment as the swelling subsides after 3 to 4 weeks. Even though your results will first become evident in 4 to 6 weeks, you’ll continue seeing gradual improvements through the subsequent treatments. However, please note that everyone’s body is different, and the timeline may be entirely different for you.

What’s the duration of a typical Kybella treatment?

Kybella treatments are extremely quick and efficient — they usually conclude in 20 to 30 minutes.

Is there a recovery period after the Kybella treatment?

Like all injectable treatments, you should expect some bruising and swelling for a few days after the treatment. You can conceal the bruising with some light makeup as soon as the next day. The injection sites will appear swollen for 4 to 7 days. While you can resume work and most daily activities, you’re advised to avoid strenuous activities, such as working out or lifting weights.

FAQs Kybella

    Is Kybella really effective?

    Kybella received FDA-approval based on the results of two blind clinical trials that involved thousands of patients with moderate to severe submental fullness. The patients either received a Kybella injection or a placebo, and the patients with the Kybella treatment reported significant reductions in submental fat. These clinical trials proved Kybella’s efficacy.

    Is Kybella® safe?

    Kybella injections had similar side effects as other injectable treatments, i.e., swelling, bruising, redness, etc. The treatment was deemed so safe and effective that it was approved by every single member of the FDA Medical Advisory Committee. However, it’s worth noting that improper injection could injure the surrounding skin tissues, such as the regions around your mouth. But that only happens due to improper injection outside the approved region, i.e., the submental region. As such, you must seek Kybella treatment from a board-certified and reputable facial plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Pearlman.

    Are there any contraindications?

    Dr. Pearlman will carefully evaluate each patient to ensure they’re ideally suited for the procedure. Generally speaking, Kybella may not be suitable for patients who:

    • Have undergone plastic surgeries in the neck, chin, or jawline.
    • Have medical conditions that affect the facial or submental regions.
    • Have bleeding problems or swallowing issues.