Many of us know the tricks to hide a double chin during pictures–a strategically placed hand or changing the camera angle. Double chins often result in many people feeling self-conscious about their appearance. Kybella® can get rid of the accumulated fat cells for a more defined neckline. 

What is Kybella®?

Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable to get rid of submental (below the chin) fat. Using a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid (a natural substance your body uses to break down fat in your digestive system), Kybella® breaks down fat cells for your lymphatic system to remove over time. The inflammatory effect results in your skin contracting to close the space where the dissolved fat existed, eliminating the double chin. 

Dr. Greenberg, our surgeon at Winter Park Plastic Surgery, injects Kybella® into the target site. The usual number of injections is 20 to 30, but you may receive up to 50 injections spaced 1 cm apart. Multiple treatment sessions are recommended. Most see results after 2 to 4 sessions, but you may have up to 6 sessions spaced a minimum of a month apart. 

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How Many Vials of Kybella® are Used?

Kybella® usually uses dosages of 0.2 mL for each injection. The maximum dosage amount is 50 injections, totaling 10 mL of Kybella® per session. Each injection is spaced 1 cm apart. You may decide to complete up to 6 sessions of injections spaced no less than one month apart.

In clinical studies, the initial treatment averaged around 6.4 mL. For those who opted for six treatment sessions, the final session averaged approximately 4.4 mL. No more than 10 mL of Kybella® may be administered per session.

These injections must be administered by a healthcare professional such as Dr. Greenberg or one of the experts at Winter Park Plastic Surgery to ensure your safety and to correctly calculate the dosage for your treatment. 

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What Results Will I See With Kybella®?

For the first few weeks following your initial session, you may experience swelling. Allergan, the creator of Kybella®, says that swelling can last up to one month, an entirely normal part of the process. You may return to your normal activities as soon as you feel comfortable doing so. 

After 2 to 4 sessions, you should begin seeing the results of Kybella® breaking down the fat cells. You should see a slender neck and a more shapely jaw as the double chin recedes and the skin tightens. Once your series of injections are complete, you shouldn’t need any more treatments. The results should last you a lifetime.

Dr Greenberg And Staff are Great!! He listens to your preferences and explains procedure in detail from start to finish. I am So pleased with my results.!! Very professional and reassuring. Couldn’t have made a better choice!

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Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about what you can expect from Kybella®? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137