Get rid of your double chin without surgery! Dr. Duboys, one of the first individuals to be trained in the proper usage of Kybella is now offering the new treatment in his Huntington, New York office.
What is Kybella?
Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is an FDA approved injectable for the treatment of moderate to severe submental fullness (double chin). It received FDA approval in April, 2015 after years of study in which 1,022 individuals received treatment for for moderate to severe submental fullness.
In the past, prior to Kybella, submental fullness was treated by a surgical procedure such as liposuction or a neck/face lift. Today, non-surgical Kybella can obtain similar results.
Is Kybella Safe?
Kybella as well as any surgical or non-surgical procedure carries risks. An individual following treatment may experience transient redness, numbness or muscle weakness, swelling, bruising, difficulty swallowing. All of which usually resolve on their own within a brief period of time. Additional information may be found here.
Dr. Duboys first injects local anesthesia in and under your chin after carefully identifying the treatment areas. He applies a grid pattern so that there is spacing in between injections allowing for an even treatment. Then, Dr. Duboys performs a series of painless injections with a small needle.
How Many Treatments of Kybella Will I Need?
The amount of treatments necessary depends on the patient. For minimal submental fat, a patient may only need 1 session. However, the average individual will require 2-4 treatments at 1 month intervals.
Tightness and swelling are common following treatment and may last 1-3 days. Additionally, while extremely rare, you might experience slight difficulty in swallowing due to the swelling. Discomfort is quite common following treatment. Patients can manage their pain with Advil or Motrin.
Swelling and bruising are quite common and resolve within 5-7 days. Following this, you will begin to see improvement in the appearance of your neck/chin.
What If I Have a Lot of Skin Redundancy?
A certain amount of skin retraction will take place with Kybella treatment. However, not all skin laxity will improve. Frequently skin redundancy treatment may call for alternative modalities. Please be sure to ask Dr. Duboys about any concerns you might have.
Who Is Not an Ideal Candidate for Kybella?
You may not be able to receive Kybella treatment if you have one or more of the following conditions:
- Cold sores
- Open wounds
Immunocompromised individuals and individuals with autoimmune disease are also not good candidates.
Pricing varies depending upon the amount of submental fat and the how many sessions the treatment requires. During your complimentary consultation, an exact cost will be given.
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like more information on Kybella, contact our Long Island office today! Call (631) 423-1000 to schedule a consultation with Long Island plastic surgeon Dr. Elliot Duboys.