Kybella® in San Diego

Diet and exercise go a long way toward toning most areas of the body, but certain body parts can be harder to tighten than others. The fatty deposit under the chin, an area known as the submental fat, is particularly difficult to target and tone, being extremely resistant to traditional weight loss efforts.  A double chin can easily derail your cosmetic goals by making you look older or heavier than you actually are, but fortunately there is a great solution for this problem.

Kybella®, Eros Beauty and Wellness’ state-of-the-art fat-dissolving injectable, is the ideal, minimally invasive solution for unwanted fat under the chin. Read on to learn more about San Diego chin injections with Dr. Eros, or schedule your consultation now at Eros Beauty and Wellness by calling our office at 619-481-4651.

About Kybella®

Your digestive system breaks down the fat you ingest with a molecule called deoxycholic acid, which dissolves the cell membrane. Kybella®’s FDA-approved formula is a synthetic version of this naturally occurring molecule. It’s the first and only prescription medication for eliminating submental fat.

In a series of in-office treatments, Kybella® will destroy the fat cells under your chin. Then, your circulatory and lymphatic systems will process the dead cells, and you’ll eventually dispose of them naturally. Best of all, Kybella® will prevent you from being able to store submental fat in the future, so you’ll be able to enjoy your results for the long term.

Proven Benefits of Kybella®

Kybella® has a variety of advantages that set it apart from other, more invasive approaches to fat removal.

  • Achieved FDA approval for safety after undergoing a series of clinical trials
  • Quick, convenient treatment sessions only take a few minutes each, fitting into even the busiest schedules
  • Minimally invasive solution that doesn’t require incisions, stitches, anesthesia, or scarring
  • No need for recovery time or any other disruption to your daily routine
  • Practical alternative to surgical interventions such as liposuction
  • Long-lasting results

Who Is a Good Candidate for Kybella® Double Chin Injections in San Diego?

People can develop submental fat deposits for various reasons, including genetics, hormonal changes, and weight gain. The best candidates for Kybella® double chin removal have inherited their tendency to accumulate fat deposits under their chin. If your submental fat is weight-related, you likely won’t see your ideal outcomes. Younger patients with more elastic skin also may see better results.

What to Expect During and After Your Kybella® Treatment

During your appointment, Dr. Eros will inject Kybella® in targeted areas under your chin and jawline using a small, fine needle. The treatment session will only take between 15 and 20 minutes. To ensure your comfort throughout the procedure, we can apply a topical numbing cream before administering the injections if you desire. After your treatment, you’ll be free to resume your normal daily activities, including going back to work if you so choose. Many of our Kybella® patients schedule their appointments over their lunch breaks and return to their jobs immediately afterward.

Kybella® underwent a rigorous series of clinical trials to achieve FDA approval. The most common side effects include swelling, bruising, redness, and tenderness around the injection site, which are temporary and will subside on their own. In the meantime, you can use ice packs and over-the-counter pain medications to minimize discomfort and inflammation.

The swelling that occurs after your appointments will initially make your chin look somewhat more prominent. However, the inflammation is a result of Kybella® going to work to break the fat cells down, so it’s a sign that the treatment is taking effect and not a cause for concern.

Is Kybella® Right for You?

If you would like to improve your double chin, but do not want to commit to liposuction or other invasive or painful double chin removal techniques, you may be a well-qualified candidate for Kybella®.

However, only you and Dr. Eros can determine if Kybella® injections are the best way for you to get the slim, sleek, and uplifted chin, jawline, and neck you have fantasized about having, but have been unable to achieve on your own. Contact our clinic today at 619-481-4651 for your private, complimentary consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kybella® Injections in San Diego

What Is the Difference Between Kybella® and Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical technique that involves making small incisions in the skin and suctioning out fat through a thin tube. Kybella® is a safe and effective alternative for patients who have unwanted fat deposits around their chin and jawline but are unable or unwilling to undergo surgery. Kybella® eliminates the need for incisions, stitches, potential scarring, and recovery time. Because it’s minimally invasive and doesn’t require any use of anesthesia, it also carries less risk than surgical procedures.

Can I Get Kybella® Injected Anywhere Else?

Currently, Kybella® has only received FDA approval for the removal of submental fat. Kybella® has proven to be effective at treating localized, limited areas of fat, but it has not had demonstrable success for treating fat deposits elsewhere on the body.

How Many Kybella® Injections Will I Need?

Every patient starts with a different amount of fat, so the answer to this question depends on how much fatty tissue you have under your chin and jawline. Many patients see their desired results after just two in-office treatments, whereas others may need up to three or four treatments, spaced at least one month apart, for optimal double chin removal.

When Will I See the Results of My Kybella® Injections?

Because your body will excrete the destroyed fat cells over time, the results of Kybella® reveal themselves gradually. Once you have finished getting your double chin removal treatments, those fat cells will not return. That means there’s no need to worry about upkeep or touch-up appointments, other than maintaining a healthy, stable body weight.

If Kybella® Is a Prescription, Will My Health Insurance Pay for It?

Though it is an FDA-cleared prescription medication for double chin removal, Kybella® is still an elective cosmetic procedure that most health insurance policies don’t cover. Fortunately, Dr. Eros offers financing plans that help many patients manage their payments.