Kybella Newport Beach
Kybella is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” Kybella is a non-human and non-animal formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occuring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected beneath your chin, Kybella causes the reduction of fat cells. Once reduced, those cells cannot store ore accumulate fat.
Discussion of the ideal treatment plan for you should take place at your consultation appointment with Dr. Chen. Your treatment plan will be customized with Dr. Chen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions, and up to 6 treatment sessions may be performed a month apart.
Each in-office treatment session with Kybella is typically 20-30 minutes. The desired treatment zone is outlined and cleaned. A series of small injections with then be performed into the treatment area. Discomfort with Kybella injections is mild and improved with ice, Tylenol, or ibuprofen. For most patients, downtime is minimal and there are no activity restrictions following Kybella treatments. Many patients describe swelling and a sensation of “fullness or heaviness” in the neck area for a few days following a Kybella treatment. The results from Kybella is gradual with improvement seen over several weeks to months.