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KYBELLA® in Houston, TX

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About Kybella

The first of its kind, Kybella is an FDA-approved treatment used to target what is known as the “double chin,” the moderate to severe fat in the region beneath the chin. The nonsurgical injection uses deoxycholic acid, which is naturally found in the body, to breakdown and destroy fat cells so these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. Houston, TX double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Anthony E. Brissett, uses this safe and effective treatment as an alternative to neck liposuction. The results of Kybella are long-term, but subsequent weight loss and gain can affect its effectiveness. Multiple treatments are needed to achieve full results.

who is an ideal candidate for kybella?

The best candidates for Kybella:

  • Have moderate to severe fat beneath the chin, which gives the appearance of a double chin
  • Desire a nonsurgical approach for fat reduction
  • Desire long-term results
  • Desire natural-looking results

What to Expect from kybella

A number of small injections will be made in the fat under the chin during this outpatient procedure. If pain or discomfort will be an issue, a local numbing agent can be administered prior to a Kybella treatment. The treatment typically lasts around 15 – 20 minutes. Since 2 – 6 treatments are usually needed, they will be spaced out about a month apart. 

what results can i expect from kybella?

After Kybella, there is no downtime, but patients might experience mild pain, swelling, bruising, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the injection site. These side effects could last 2 – 3 days. Some patients may notice a reduction of fat after just a single treatment, but most patients will notice improvements after 2 or 3 treatments. 

Kybella FAQs

How much does Kybella cost?
The cost of your Kybella treatment will depend on how many sessions are needed to achieve the results you want. After your initial consultation, Dr. Brissett will build a personalized Kybella treatment plan that works with your budget and aesthetic goals. Our dedicated front-office team can also review payment options with you at this time.

How does Kybella work?
Kybella is formulated with deoxycholic acid, an ingredient that works to break down fat cells in the body. These cells are eliminated, meaning they will not grow back. Patients who keep up a healthy lifestyle typically don't need further Kybella injections after their initial set of treatments.

Can Kybella be used to treat other areas of the body?
Kybella is intended to be targeted at the upper neck/submental area to reduce the appearance of a double chin. Kybella has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use on any other areas of the body.

Am I eligible for a Kybella treatment?
There are a few factors that make you ineligible for Kybella injections. You must be over the age of 18 years old, not breastfeeding or pregnant, and cannot have any infections in or around your neck. Before the procedure is performed, you should share your medical history and health concerns with Dr. Brissett and our team so they can determine if you may be at risk for an adverse reaction from the treatment.

How many treatment sessions will I need?
Before starting your injections, our team will create a custom-tailored Kybella treatment plan to meet your cosmetic goals. Typically, patients get between 2 – 4 Kybella injections to attain the slimmer, more defined jawline they desire. Kybella injections must also be spaced around 30 days apart. You should not receive any more than six treatments.

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Diet and exercise aren’t always enough to combat a double chin and sometimes, liposuction surgery isn’t a viable option. However, Kybella can rid you of that double chin with no surgery and no downtime. To find out if you’re a candidate for this remarkable treatment, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

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