Kybella is the first FDA-approved injection to target fat below the chin. The injection uses deoxycholic acid to target the fat cells in this area. Deoxycholic is a bile acid naturally found within our bodies and is used to help absorb fat. Kybella uses a synthetic form of this acid to help get rid of fat cells beneath the chin. Because this is an injectable treatment, there are no incisions required, and the recovery is quick and easy. 

Your Consultation

Before your procedure, you will have a consultation at Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery. During this time, your provider will discuss your concerns and what you hope to achieve from the procedure. Before the injection process begins, you will be numbed to keep you at ease during the treatment. Treatments typically take between 15 and 20 minutes.

Number of Treatments

Patients may require more than one Kybella treatment to achieve their desired results. The number of treatments will depend on the amount of excess fat the patient has. Most patients see results after 2-4 treatments, but some may require six. Treatments should be spaced out over several weeks to ensure the best results. During your consultation, you can get an estimate of how many treatments may be required.

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Allergan Top 100

Allergan is one of the most prominent companies in the field of medical aesthetics. They are the creators of some of the leading facial fillers, including Kybella. They are also the makers of the top-of-the-line Natrelle breast implants and pioneered fat-freezing with Coolsculpting. Each year Allergan acknowledges its top providers across the United States. Allergan recognized Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery as being one of their Top 100 plastic surgery practices. This achievement places us in the top 1% of all Allergan providers in the United States.

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Is it safe?

Kybella has been FDA-approved since 2015 and is a safe procedure when performed by a licensed medical provider. Because the acid in the injection targets cells, it is crucial that only a qualified specialist injects it. After your procedure, you may experience some minor side effects, but most subside in one to two weeks. If you have any questions after Kybella, you can always contact Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery to address any concerns.

Is there a recovery period?

After your treatment, you may feel sore in the area and see some swelling and bruising. These are common side effects and nothing to be concerned with. You can immediately resume your regular activities and can use an ice pack as needed to help with swelling.

Am I a canidate?

Ideal candidates are patients with fat beneath the chin that are over the age of 18. You should be in good health and no longer breastfeeding or pregnant. During your consultation, it will be determined if you are a good candidate for Kybella and will benefit from the treatment.

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