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Lose Your Double Chin in Bryn Mawr

kybella bryn mawrSub mental fullness, or a double chin, is troublesome for many people today. This problem affects men and women of all ages. While it may not be related to obesity, submental fullness can give the appearance of excess weight. This can translate into feelings of self consciousness or embarrassment. Up until recent advances in a static medicine the only way to eliminate a double chin problem was with plastic surgery. Now we have the opportunity to address this problem with an innovative injectible solution, Kybella. This new treatment is an important step forward and aesthetic medicine, and we are proud to offer it to our patients.

What is Kybella?

The Kybella solution has been formulated to break apart the fat particles that accumulate beneath the chin. Based on deoxycholic acid, Kybella works with the body and its natural tendencies to metabolize fat. Through a series of precise injections, fat cells become flooded with this substance, and subsequently melt away. Currently, this solution has been approved only for submental fullness.

Who is a Good Candidate for Kybella?

Kybella is an excellent solution for men and women who want a more sculpted jaw line and improved confidence in their appearance. Submental fullness is notoriously difficult to eliminate with diet and exercise alone. If this is a problem that you have struggled with, you may be interested in what this injectible solution can do for you.

What to Expect

Kybella treatment is typically completed in a series of short office visits to our Bryn Mawr office. Patients may return to their normal routine immediately following their chin contouring session.

  • Treatment involves a thorough consultation and evaluation of the fat particles beneath the chin.
  • After mapping the area under the jaw line, unwanted fat is targeted through several injections with a tiny needle.
  • At our practice, we focus on patient comfort. This may be enhanced with a cold compress or topical numbing cream.
  • Following treatment the primary side affects most patients experience include slight swelling, a feeling of fullness beneath the chin, redness, and mild bruising. Each of these side effects is typically minor and short-lived.

Kybella vs. Liposuction

One significant way in which Kybella differs from plastic surgery is that multiple treatments are necessary to achieve the desired result. Most patients begin to see a positive change in their profile in the first few weeks following their initial injections. Subsequent treatments are scheduled approximately 6 weeks apart.  Optimal results may be achieved and 2 to 4 appointments. 

A significant advantage to the Kybella process is, like plastic surgery, treated fat cells are eliminated. This can lead to permanent, beautiful results that are generally easy to maintain. Patients are encouraged to implement healthy lifestyle habits that will support their investment into a sculpted slim jaw line.

An important consideration made before Kybella treatment is the condition of skin on the neck and chin area. In many cases, the skin naturally tightens following the series of injections. However, patients with a great deal of laxity, or loose skin, may require further treatment to tighten sagging tissue. During your consultation with Dr. Lee, laxity is an issue that will be evaluated and discussed. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to know what you can expect from your treatment plan.

Kybella Costs

Non-surgical treatment accomplishes important goals without the risks association with liposuction. Additionally, the overall cost is lower because there are no fees associated with anesthesia, surgical suites, extra staff, and equipment. Also factored into the total cost of treatment is the lack of downtime that is needed with Kybella, versus the days that surgery requires for recovery.

The cost of Kybella at Bryn Mawr Facial Aesthetics Center is $600-$1200 per treatment- Dr. Lee recommends more frequent treatments with lower dosage due to swelling. Most patients typically will need 3-4 treatments spread apart 4-6 weeks. Click to learn more about your financing options.

We are happy to answer your questions about Kybella treatment. Contact us here or call (610) 789-6701 today. You can also read more about Kybella and John Lee, MD, FACS's other offered services on our blog!