Do you have an aesthetic goal to drop a few pounds and lose a "double chin" appearance? Have diet and exercise failed to produce the results you want? If not, our Austin, TX board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ned Snyder IV may have a solution worth trying with Kybella. The Food and Drug Administration has approved Kybella to be injected into the submental fat right underneath your chin. This innovative injectable can decrease moderate-to-severe fatty tissues that cause you to look like you have a double chin. Even the most disciplined person, who follows a healthy diet and workout regimen, cannot escape a hereditary chin that accumulates pockets of stubborn fat. Give your genetics a helping hand with deoxycholic acid, the main ingredient in Kybella, to reduce fat beneath your chin. At our offices in Round Rock and Austin, Dr. Snyder provide consultations for Kybella injections. Let us help you achieve the slimmer look you desire.
After cleaning the submental area, Dr. Snyder will inject Kybella into multiple sites under the chin. Each in-office treatment session is typically 15 – 20 minutes at Breast and Body Center of Austin. Deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient in Kybella, is a naturally-occurring molecule that can be by the body to breakdown and destroy fat. Once destroyed, these fat cells will not return. After the aesthetic response is achieved, re-treatment with Kybella is not expected.
Kybella is an alternative to surgical neck liposuction for patients who only need fat removed under their chin. If the patient wants fat removed from the rest of the neck, surgical neck liposuction is the best option. Dr. Snyder will help every patient determine their best treatment plan after listening to their concerns and goals in the initial consultation.
During/After The Procedure
Most patients will begin to see visible results in 2 – 4 treatment sessions. Patients can have up to 6 treatment sessions with less than a month in between each session. After the treatment, patients may have temporary swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, or redness.
Surgical Neck Liposuction
Kybella is an alternative to surgical neck liposuction for patients who only need fat removed from the area under their chin. If the patient wants fat removed from the rest of the neck, surgical neck liposuction is the best option. Dr. Snyder will help every patient determine their best treatment plan after listening to their concerns and goals in the initial consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $600 - $1,200
- Recovery Time
- Average Procedure Time
- 45 Min – 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- Procedure Recovery Location
While it is being researched, Kybella is not currently approved to eliminate fat in any other areas of the body and Dr. Snyder will only inject Kybella into the area below the patient’s chin. The uses of Kybella will hopefully be expanded, but for now, a patient can enjoy getting rid of their double chin with Kybella.
Before receiving Kybella injections, Dr. Snyder will ask about the patient’s current medications and medical conditions during their initial consultation. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding may not get Kybella injections. Kybella is also not available for anyone under the age of 18.
Are There Side Effects?
Kybella side effects may include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness or formation of small areas of firmness. Care must be taken when injecting Kybella in the chin to avoid the risk of nerve injury and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing).