What is Kybella?
It is our goal at the Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS) to provide you with the most up-to-date information as you explore your options with nonsurgical or surgical treatments when it comes to chin fat. Even a bit of extra fat in the upper neck area will cause the appearance of a "double chin," which may be bothersome to you. Both men and women can have excess pockets of fat below the chin (or the submental area) caused by aging, genetics, or weight fluctuations. that lead to an undefined profile. Port Saint Lucie, FL board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. William Vinyard is happy to offer a new technique to reduce neck fat at the VIPS. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Kybella is an injectable treatment (nonsurgical option) for submental fat. The active ingredient in Kybella is a synthetically made version of deoxycholic acid (DA) that acts like the natural DA in the body to break down and absorb fat. Once it has been injected beneath the chin, you may see a noticeable reduction in the amount of fat. When the fat is removed, the cells will not regenerate, so you are able to enjoy your new, slender profile and defined jawline for years to come.
The best patients for Kybella injectable treatments have unwanted fat in the upper neck (submental area) that causes a double chin or unwanted volume. This injection corrects stubborn areas of fat that cannot be removed with common weight loss methods due to genetics, aging, or other conditions. If you are near a healthy weight, but diet and exercise have not been able to eliminate the fat in your submental area, Kybella may be the right option for your goals. While Kybella can be used to correct small to moderate amounts of fat, significant amounts of fat may require surgical liposuction at VIPS.
"Amazing staff - friendly, professional, and well informed about all the services and procedures. Dr. Vinyard is a true artist. Takes his time and sings while he works (and has a beautiful voice too). I had FaceTite/NeckTite and I am so happy with the results! Hmmmm what to do next LOL"- E.M. / Google / Nov 22, 2019
"Doctor Vinyard is amazing as well as his staff. From the moment I walked into the office I felt welcomed. Everyone was so nice and friendly. They listened to my concerns, which was more about me being nervous than the actual procedure. I had my procedure/surgery done on October 10th. I was up and moving around on the 11th without pain or discomfort. I just went back for my 1 week check up today and again it felt like walking into a friends home rather than a doctors office. Made me feel like I was their only patient. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Vinyard and his staff."- M.P. / Google / Oct 22, 2019
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"I couldn’t be any happier - I have been here several different times for my chemical peel. I have had such an amazing experience from day 1. I came in for one treatment and they explained throughly that the procedure I originally wanted was not for me, but accommodated me with the best for my face. I couldn’t be any happier. Amazing staff and Marie Louise has been absolutely amazing."- V. / RealSelf / Sep 23, 2019
"Amazing All the Way! - AMAZING! I have never felt more special and comfortable in any other office! Mary Louise made me so comfortable through each session. Results seen and felt immediately after first session. There was zero pain before, during, and after."- L. / RealSelf / Sep 18, 2019
What's the technique?
Kybella is done during an in-office appointment. Dr. Vinyard will often apply a numbing gel to the injected area if desired after the skin is clean. We will also apply a small temporary tattoo grid under your chin so that your injections are in a precise pattern as prescribed by Dr. Vinyard. The injections take about 15 – 20 minutes. Your results will take some time to develop. Some patients may require one treatment to get to their desired look, while others may want 2 – 3 Kybella shots spaced 3 – 4 weeks apart.
What Can I Expect?
Injections of Kybella don't require anesthesia, so you are allowed to leave the VIPS office as soon as you feel comfortable to resume your daily activities. You may notice temporary bruising, swelling, or numbness below your chin, although this should not last longer than a couple of days. Call VIPS immediately if you are noticing any unusual side effects, including facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, or if your smile is uneven. While the fat cells that are destroyed do not return, the cells left over can grow larger, so you need to maintain a steady weight after your Kybella injections to prevent new pockets of fat from forming. Optimal results following this treatment leave your neck looking tighter and sleeker and your profile will be more defined.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Kybella cost?
The price of Kybella treatments will depend on the size of the area under your chin being treated and the number of your sessions performed. Dr. Vinyard will meet with you in a private consultation and examination of your concerning area to determine if you are a candidate for Kybella. After your consultation, a customized plan will be created. A member of our team can also discuss alternative payment options with you during your first appointment.
How does Kybella work?
The active ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, works to break down and destroy fat cells in the body. After they are destroyed, these fat cells will not grow back. Therefore, additional Kybella treatments are not typically necessary once you have reached your desired outcome. However, this does not impact your ability to gain weight.
Can Kybella be used to treat other areas of the body?
No. Currently, Kybella is only available for treatment of the area below the chin because that is where the FDA has approved its use. While it is great to have a reduced double chin, at this time, we cannot inject it in other areas of the body. The FDA is continuing to investigate and evaluate this product for its safety in other areas of the body.
Who is not eligible for a Kybella treatment?
There are a few factors that could make an individual unable to receive a Kybella treatment. Candidates must be over the age of 18, cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding, and cannot have any infection at the treatment site. Prior to receiving treatment, you should share any health concerns and your medical history with your injector so that they can decide if you are eligible for treatment. We will go over a thorough checklist of medical issues and concerns you have to make sure you are right for Kybella injections.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
During your consultation, a customized treatment plan will be tailored to meet your desired results. Most often, patients receive between 2 – 4 Kybella treatments before achieving their wanted outcome. Kybella treatments must also be spaced about one month apart with six maximum treatments in total.
Curious about Kybella?
Even if everyone else in your family may have to mask their hereditary double chin, it doesn't mean you need to do the same. Schedule an initial consultation with cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Vinyard to learn more about the revolutionary Kybella injectable treatments at VIPS in Port Saint Lucie, FL. Destroy fat cells with these treatments in your "double chin" so you can enjoy a well-defined, strong jawline today.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- Same Day
- Average Procedure Time
- 20 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 4 Weeks
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