Submental fullness – or a double chin – is a common problem faced by both men and women. Up until recently, the only way to improve this issue was through liposuction. Today, Kybella offers an innovative, highly-effective, and non-surgical alternative.
Our Scottsdale Kybella treatment is an injectable that offers patients a noninvasive solution to their double chin. The cutting-edge treatment takes only minutes in the office, and the final results are dramatic.
After a brief series of Kybella injections, the jawline will have a slim, smooth, and tight appearance; without the risk or recovery time associated with surgery. Compared to more traditional treatments for submental fullness, such as liposuction, Kybella offers a quick, unique, and noninvasive technique for restoring a youthful appearance.
Kybella is composed of deoxycholic acid, an organic chemical found in the human body. While the fat cells are dissolved with Kybella, healthy tissues remain unharmed. Once Kybella is placed in the predetermined areas of submental fat, the body will slowly dissolve and metabolize these cells.
Anyone frustrated with the appearance of a double chin may benefit from Kybella.
The ideal candidate should:
The injectable is safe for all skin types and ethnicities. However, it may not be appropriate for patients with excess skin or scarring under the chin.
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To determine if Kybella is right for you, call our office for a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced nurse injectors. During this appointment, the Kybella procedure will be explained in full, including the benefits and limitations of the treatment.
From there, we will perform a quick exam of your facial tissues and aesthetic goals will be discussed. If Kybella is determined to be the right technique for you, a personalized treatment plan will be created.
In a comfortable, private treatment room, your Kybella injections will be administered under the chin. The procedure will take less than 30 minutes.
Most patients do not describe a Kybella treatment as painful, but for added comfort, a topical or local anesthetic will be administered. Depending on the volume of submental fat, between two and four sessions will be required for optimal results.
There are no restrictions or downtime required after a Kybella treatment. Patients can return to their normal activities the same afternoon. Exercise can be resumed within 48 hours, and makeup can be worn as usual. Although some redness and swelling is normal, patients can expect this to resolve within the first five to seven days.
Although the results from Kybella are not immediate, they will emerge gradually over a period of 4-6 weeks after treatment. As the fat cells are dissolved and metabolized by the body, the chin will become smooth and sculpted. The fatty tissue addressed with Kybella will not reform, making the final results permanent. Once the predetermined number of Kybella treatments have been completed, no further follow-up procedures are necessary to maintain the results.
To ensure optimal Kybella results, patients should seek treatment at an established and reputable plastic surgery practice. With over 25 years of surgical experience, Dr. Shapiro is one of the most respected board-certified plastic surgeons in all of Arizona.
He personally oversees all of the training at the Paradise Valley Skin Klinic™ – including Kybella. He has an in-depth understanding of the science behind Kybella and has trained our nurse injectors on the most efficient techniques to ensure that our patients receive the best care possible.
Between one and six Kybella treatments are typically required for optimal results. One of our nurse injectors will determine the number of treatments needed during the consultation appointment.
Kybella is created from deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that the body uses to metabolize unwanted fat. As Kybella is injected beneath the chin, the unwanted fat cells are destroyed and cleared away by the body.
Kybella is an innovative injectable, approved by the FDA to target submental fatty tissue.
Dr. Shapiro is an award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon with over 26 years of experience in his field. With impressive technical skill and a talent for creating natural-looking results, his practice has become a leading destination for discerning patients throughout the country.
Known for his compassion and honesty, Dr. Shapiro strives to educate his patients so that they are empowered about their care. He carefully explains the procedures, expected results, and techniques in a way that anyone can understand. Additionally, he personally guides his clients every step of the way – from the initial consultation to their post-operative care – to ensure an enjoyable experience and the best possible results.