Just a small amount of extra fat in the upper throat area may create the presence of a "double chin" that is unwanted to both women and men. The additional pockets of fat beneath the chin (aka the submental area) can be caused by aging, genetics, or weight fluctuations that lead to a softer jawline and chin for a less defined profile. Seasoned plastic surgeons Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas are pleased to provide a revolutionary method to eliminate neck fat at Allegro MedSpa of Novato in Novato, CA. Approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Kybella is a new nonsurgical procedure for upper neck fat. The active component in Kybella is a man-made version of deoxycholic acid, which works similarly to the body's natural DA to dissolve and absorb fat cells. After it's injected below the chin, you can see a visible decrease in the volume of fat. When the fat is eliminated, the cells do not reform so you can enjoy your new slimmer neck and clear jawline for years to come.
The ideal candidates for Kybella treatments have additional fat in the upper throat (submental area), which creates unwanted fullness or a double chin. This injection addresses resistant sections of fat that can't be minimized with usual weight loss techniques due to genetics, aging, and several other conditions. If you are at or near a healthy, stable weight, but exercise and diet have not worked to remove the fat in your neck, Kybella may be the correct procedure for your needs. While Kybella may correct small or moderate pockets of fat in the upper neck, larger pockets of fat may be better suited for surgical neck liposuction at Allegro MedSpa of Novato.
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Kybella is completed during an appointment in one of our treatment rooms. Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas will often apply a numbing cream to the treated area, if preferred, once the skin is cleansed. The injection lasts around 15 minutes, which comprises of multiple small injections into the upper neck area. Patients may need a single treatment to achieve their desired goal while other patients may require several injections spaced three weeks between each appointment at Allegro MedSpa of Novato.
What to Expect
Kybella treatments do not need general anesthesia so you can leave our office when you are ready to return to your usual routine. You may experience short-term bruising, swelling, or numbness beneath your chin; however, this shouldn't last more than 2 – 3 days. Contact Allegro MedSpa of Novato right away if you are feeling any unusual symptoms, like difficulty swallowing, facial muscle weakness, or if your facial expressions are uneven. While the fat that is eliminated do not regenerate, the cells that remain can get larger so you must keep a stable weight after your Kybella treatments to keep new pockets of fat from developing. Ideal results after this procedure leave your neck appearing tighter and sleeker, and your neckline will be better defined.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Kybella cost?
Your costs for Kybella will vary based on the number of sessions you need. In your initial consultation, a personalized Kybella treatment plan will be developed to fit your budget and goals. A team member will also talk about payments we accept in your first appointment.
How does Kybella work?
Deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient in Kybella, is designed to break down fat cells in the submental area. Once the fat cells are eliminated, these cells cannot regenerate. This is why more injections shouldn't be needed as soon as you have finished.
Can Kybella be used to treat other areas of the body?
Right now, Kybella can only be used to treat the submental area. Kybella can effectively minimize the look of a double chin. Kybella hasn't been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for any other areas of the face or body.
Am I eligible for a Kybella treatment?
Before your consultation, you will answer a few questions to make sure you are a candidate for Kybella treatments. You need to be at least 18 years old, not breastfeeding or pregnant, and you should not have an active infection in or around your neck. Before the procedure is performed, you are encouraged to be open about your medical history and health concerns so we can determine if you may be at risk for an adverse reaction from the treatment.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
In your initial consultation, a personalized Kybella treatment plan will be developed to match your needs and goals. Typically, patients get between 2 – 4 Kybella injections to achieve their goals. Kybella injections need to be made around 30 days apart. You shouldn't receive any more than six injections.
Reduce Neck Fat Today
Even though everybody else in your family tree has to conceal their genetic double chin, it does not mean you have to. Make an appointment with our aesthetic team to get more information about the new Kybella treatments at Allegro MedSpa of Novato in Novato, CA. Destroy neck fat so you can get a well-defined, strong jawline today.