What is Kybella?

If you have a double chin and you’ve tried everything you can to get rid of it without success, Kybella may be the ideal option for you. Developed to break down fat by mimicking the body’s natural fat-absorption process, Kybella is minimally invasive, FDA-approved, and extremely effective. 

Kybella May be Right for You If:

  • You’re over the age of 18
  • You’re not obese
  • You’re unhappy, self-conscious, or embarrassed about fat under your chin
  • You feel like your double chin makes you look older or heavier than you actually are
  • You don’t want to have surgery to reduce your double chin
  • You eat well and exercise, but your double chin won’t go away
  • You have good skin quality with enough firmness for Kybella to work
  • You understand that Kybella is not a weight loss procedure

The Science of Kybella

The active ingredient in Kybella is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps you break down and absorb dietary fat.

When injected into excess fat under the chin, Kybella destroys the fat cells, which eventually results in a noticeable reduction of a double chin. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat — so once you reach your desired aesthetic goal, you won’t need to return again and again to maintain your results (as you would have to with dermal fillers). 

Combining Aesthetics with Wellness

Dr. J. Roberto Ramirez Gavidia and his team believe in comprehensive and holistic rejuvenation. This is why, when contouring the face and body, we take all of you into consideration. It’s all about balance and helping you reach your personal cosmetic goals from within. Kybella can be combined with other procedures to get you looking your best.

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What to Expect During a Kybella Treatment

Before your Kybella treatment starts, numbing cream will be applied to the area. After this, a temporary tattoo dot grid will be applied to your skin to help guide your aesthetician. Kybella requires anywhere from 10-50 injections, which takes approximately 10 minutes.

While discomfort will be kept at a minimum by the numbing cream, some patients do report a slight burning sensation as Kybella is administered. This is very tolerable, but we urge you to let us know if you’re too uncomfortable. 

Once the injections are complete, the treated area will be wrapped with a compression garment. For the best results, we recommend 2 to 4 Kybella treatments scheduled six weeks apart. Once you’ve completed your series of treatments, there is no need for maintenance treatments.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

Because everyone’s chin and profile are different, the amount of sessions needed differs from person to person. After assessing the amount and distribution of your submental fat, we will let you know how many Kybella treatments you’ll need. You’ll have each session at least one month apart, and you shouldn’t have more than six treatments. 

Recovery and Results

After a Kybella treatment, you may experience some soreness in the area, as well as bruising, burning, numbness, and/or swelling. Swelling peaks about 24 hours after treatment, and will last anywhere from a day or two to a few weeks. Once the swelling has gone down, the fat cells are gone permanently. 

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Balance and Sculpting: Facial Contouring with Dr. Ramirez Gavidia

At RG Plastic Surgery, we view facial contouring as an art. We incorporate balance and an artistic eye to achieve the best results possible, taking your proportion and your entire facial appearance into consideration. Artistic sculpting and attention to detail are part of how RG Plastic Surgery has such an outstanding reputation in the greater Nashville area for our excellent results. If you’re interested to find out what Kybella can do for you, we welcome you to contact us today to find out more.

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