by Lawrence Janowski, MD
Kybella is the first and only FDA approved injectable treatment for submental fat, that is fat that appears under our chin. This fat creates a “double chin” look, making us appear heavier or older than we are. Up until now, the only treatment for removing this stubborn fat pocket was liposuction.
Now we have Kybella, an injectable substance that destroys fat cells in this area. The cells break apart, and the body flushes them out over time. The good news is… we do not create new fat cells as adults. Often we see a skin-tightening effect as well, as the inflammatory response leads to skin contraction. This provides a very natural curved contour to the neck. Many patients can get away with a single treatment, but additional treatments can be done if needed. There is some swelling, firmness and tenderness following the treatment lasting 1-2 weeks. The injections themselves are as quick as a Botox® session, and I will numb you before the procedure.
I think this will also be a particularly good choice for men who wish to slim their neckline without a surgical procedure. If you want to know if you are a candidate for Kybella, please schedule a consultation.
Dr Janowski is also undergoing Kybella treatments! See him “in treatment” below.
*Results may vary from patient to patient