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Kybella™ - Melt Away Double Chin Without Surgery

by Stewart P. Wang
Kybella™ - Melt Away Double Chin Without Surgery

Kybella™ is an injectable treatment for submental fullness (double chin) now available at Wang Plastic Surgery in Pasadena and Upland. Kybella™ is FDA approved non-invasive way to reduce your double chin without surgery and with no downtime. Unlike other injectable treatments, such as dermal fillers or Botox, the results from Kybella™ are permanent.

For many years, patients who wanted to rejuvenate or contour their jaw line had the options of Cellulaze™ Smart Lipo™, Acculift™, or other laser lipo procedures. These invasive techniques require local sedation and involve some discomfort during the healing process, but results are immediate. Now, Kybella™ can deliver the same results without surgery, however, a treatment plan ranging from 2 to 5 months may be involved with visible gradual results.

Now is a great time to schedule a Kybella™ consultation or a double chin reduction consultation with Dr. Wang at our plastic surgery offices, serving Southern California including Pasadena, Arcadia and the Inland Empire. You can request a consultation online or call Wang Plastic Surgery at (888) 360-6688 today to schedule your appointment.

Before and After results provided by Kybella™

How does Kybella™ work?

Kybella™ is a synthetic formulation of Deoxycholic acid, which is a substance naturally synthesized by our body and used to break down and absorb dietary fat. Deoxycholic acid has a fat cell destroying cytolytic effect that, when properly injected into submental fat by a board-certified surgeon, Kybella™ will permanently dissolve your double chin, with no need for any anesthesia. This will result in significant cosmetic improvement by creating a more streamline contour along the jawline.

How many treatments does Kybella™ take for a visible difference?

Kybella™ is administered by injections into the fat under the chin through a series of treatments spaced between 4 to 6 weeks. The treatment plan is tailored to the desired outcome by Dr. Wang. The total number of treatments varies–typically in the range between 2 and 5. We expect that most patients will receive two treatments spaced 1-2 months apart, but Dr. Wang will determine the best regime during your consultation based on your physiology and goals. Typically results appear within weeks to months, and keep improving as additional treatments are administered.

Are Kybella™ results permanent?

Kybella™ does permanently eliminate fat cells after a series of treatments; however please note that new fat cells may emerge with weight gain. For best results, it is important to complete the series of injections recommended by the doctor and maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight.

Is Kybella™ safe?

Before and After results provided by Kybella™

Side effects are comparable to other cosmetic injections such as dermal fillers, such as swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. In very rare cases, injection outside fat deposits could damage skin tissue, or injection too close to a nerve could cause injury that affects the appearance of the mouth. While side effects resolved on their own within 1-2 months of treatment, to minimize risks it is recommended that Kybella™ should be injected by a qualified plastic surgeons trained on its use.

The major factors causing submental fat or double chin seem to be genetics, natural aging or weight gain. According to a 2014 survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery approximately 68% of consumers surveyed report being bothered by excess fat under the chin/neck, as double chin often causes an older and heavier look,and difficult to improve by diet or exercise. Wang Plastic Surgery Pasadena receives double chin patients for Kybella™ from Pasadena, La Cañada Flintridge, San Marino, Arcadia, in Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley. Wang Plastic Surgery Upland receives double chin patients for Kybella™from Claremont, Rancho Cucamonga, Montclair, Riverside, and Chino in the San Bernardino County. If you are one of them, Wang Plastic Surgery Hair Center has the perfect solution for you. Request a consultation online or call us at (888) 360-6688 today to schedule your appointment.

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Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stewart Wang specializes in Pasadena breast augmentation as well as breast enhancement, hair transplant, face lift, laser hair removal, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), nose surgery (rhinoplasty), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and breast lift. He has offices in Upland, and Pasadena and serves Southern California including La Verne, Glendora, San Dimas, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, Yorba Linda, Riverside and Rancho Cucamonga.


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