Getting older can mean a lot of things. It can mean more responsibility, getting tired more easily, and becoming a tad more forgetful. Unfortunately, getting older also means experiencing visible signs of aging. These signs can include wrinkles, folds, grey hair, and fine lines. It can also mean the development of that pesky, unsightly double chin. Luckily, with the help of Kybella, you can get rid of that double chin with ease! Dr. Wayne P. Foster of Fostermd offers Kybella treatments to his Ocean County and Monmouth County area patients.
What is Kybella?
KYBELLA® is the first FDA-approved product that can safely melt away chin fat, also known as submental fat, or “double chin.” This procedure is a non-invasive treatment to fat removal below the chin.
KYBELLA® injections offer a safe alternative to other products used in the past to melt body fat, such as animal enzymes. Such products had severe complications and had to be taken off the market after a few months. KYBELLA ™ is a synthetic product made from deoxycholic acid, but it is very similar to the human gallbladder enzyme, which breaks down fat during digestion.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Kybella?
Ideal Kybella candidates have elastic skin and a lack of scar tissue around the area of treatment. Patients who have loose or excess skin do not make good candidates for this procedure. This means that the lack of elasticity will not provide desired results from the injections.
Patients who are pregnant, breast feeding, or have an active infection are not good candidates for Kybella treatment.
How Is Kybella Injected?
The product is injected into the chin with very small needles during a short, 15-minute procedure. This method is relatively painless—even patients who are afraid of needles were able to receive treatment with little discomfort. For best results, the treatment has to be repeated four to six times, in one-month intervals.
Kybella Before and After Photos
Why Choose a Physician?
Patients should trust only an experienced physician to perform KYBELLA® injections. The neck is an anatomically complicated area that should be left to physicians who specialize in neck procedures, and who are experienced in KYBELLA® injections.
Kybella vs Liposuction
Liposuction has been and remains a surgical alternative to improving the appearance of severe fullness associated with chin and submental fat in adults. KYBELLA® offers a safe, non-surgical approach to melting moderate fat in the chin area, an option patients did not have before KYBELLA® became FDA-approved.
Side Effects of Kybella Double Chin Reduction
Fortunately, the studies with KYBELLA® show very few side effects. The major side effects reported with this product are hematoma (large bruises), edema (swelling), slight pain and discomfort, numbness and tingling (which resolved after few weeks), nodules (small lumps), and itchiness.
How Much Does Kybella Cost?
The fees that physicians charge for KYBELLA® injections have not yet been determined. Dr. Foster is at the forefront of KYBELLA® research and training and will be ready to introduce it to his patients once the product is launched in late summer.