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The Kybella Procedure
The treatment is done in the office and takes about 15 minutes. The neck is marked with a grid that indicates where the injections will be placed.
After, an ice pack is placed to cool the skin and limit swelling. There is a variable amount of mild swelling that takes about 7 days to resolve.
The final result takes about 2 months to emerge, as the body must flush away the dead fat cells. Patients with excessive fat may need multiple sessions to achieve the desired result. The results are permanent.
Candidates for Kybella
In your consultation in Miami, Dr. Bustillo will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. The ideal candidate is someone with unwanted neck and chin fullness related to excess fat.
The ideal candidate must also have good skin elasticity so that when the fat is dissolved, the skin can retract and tighten giving the patient an improved neck and jawline. If the patient does not have good skin elasticity, then a surgical option can be discussed.
Recovering from Kybella Treatments
Kybella patients can return to their daily activities quickly after a treatment session. There may be some minor side effects, such as swelling, redness, and numbness. These side effects should subside quickly, however, and there are no activity restrictions associated with the procedure.
Kybella is formulated with synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is found naturally in the body, and its purpose is to break down fat. When injected into the chin, it destroys unwanted fat.
Kybella is FDA-approved and is considered extremely safe. Injectable treatments as a whole offer very few risks. Dr. Bustillo does not offer procedures he doesn’t consider to be safe and effective.
Rare complications can occur, which you can discuss with Dr. Bustillo during your consultation. When the treatment is performed by an experienced and trained professional, however, these risks become even rarer.
Everyone has different goals and expectations, which means that no one procedure is going to be appropriate for every patient. Kybella can be a great choice for people who are struggling with excess fat under the chin area.
However, the appearance of a double chin can also be caused by other cosmetic issues. Sagging skin due to aging or a “weak” under-projected chin can also create the illusion of a double chin. In these cases, surgical rejuvenation or a chin augmentation might be more appropriate.
Kybella is non-surgical, meaning that the fat cells that are destroyed during the treatment are not removed from the body directly. The body must dispose of the fat cells naturally, which is a process that takes time. There are always tradeoffs, but most Kybella patients find that the results and convenience of the treatment are worth the wait.
It depends, but most people need several sessions, spaced about a month apart. You can expect to need up to 6 treatments for optimal results. Once those sessions are complete, your results will be permanent.
If you live near Miami, FL, Dr. Andres Bustillo offers Kybella among its services and is conveniently located at 6705 Red Rd #602, Miami, FL 33143.
Why Choose plastic surgeon Dr. Bustillo?
It’s important to choose an experienced aesthetic professional to perform your cosmetic treatments, whether they are surgical or non-invasive. Dr. Andres Bustillo is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who focuses solely on facial rejuvenation. His skill and experience help to ensure that each patient reaches their goals.
- Castle Connolly Top Doctor for more than 10 years
- American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
- Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at The New York University
- Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Residency at The University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital
- General Surgery Internship at The University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital