Sagging skin and excess fat under the chin is a common problem that develops with age. This “double chin” makes you look older and greatly affects your self-esteem. Kybella® is the only injectable, non-surgical solution for treating the problem. Men and women in Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert and the surrounding communities of Phoenix now have access to this revolutionary solution for a “double chin.” Body by Leverett offers Kybella® treatments by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Larry C. Leverett.
What is Kybella®?
A double chin develops when you have excess fat combined with sagging skin in the area under your chin. Kybella® has been approved by the FDA for reducing the excess fat. With Kybella® treatment, the fat gradually disappears, leaving you with a more defined jawline.
How Much Does Kybella® Cost?
The cost of your Kybella® treatments are based on the amount of product that is needed to eliminate your double chin. We can provide an accurate cost after your consultation appointment. Dr. Leverett offers financing through CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending. Our office also accepts Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover®, cash and cashier’s checks.
Benefits of Kybella®
The fat deposits associated with a double chin have traditionally been treated with liposuction or invasive surgery. After these procedures, patients were faced with an extensive recovery period that required them to rest at home and take time from work and day-to-day activities. Kybella® is an injectable product, so there is no downtime, incisions or painful symptoms post-treatment.
Good Candidates for Kybella® Treatments
The best candidates for Kybella® treatments have a condition that is known as “submental fullness.” This describes an accumulation of fat in the area that extends from the bottom tip of the chin to the top of the neck. Several factors affect your risk for developing submental fullness:
- Weight gain
Fortunately, not everyone needs surgery to remove the extra fat, which is why researchers, scientists, and plastic surgeons sought to find a non-surgical solution.
What Can I Expect from My Kybella® Treatments?
Kybella® is formulated with deoxycholic acid, an acid that occurs in the digestive tract to process fat from the foods we eat. The serum is injected into the fat of your double chin at several sites to maximize the fat-reducing benefits and maintain a natural appearance in the area. The best results are achieved in patients who receive two to four treatments, but you may need up to six treatments. Dr. Leverett schedules one treatment per month.
After the Kybella® Treatment
Immediately after the injection, the deoxycholic acid in Kybella® starts to target and destroy the fat cells. Gradually, day-by-day, you see your double chin fade away. You may have some tenderness around each injection point, and this is related to the insertion of the needle rather than the Kybella® serum. The fat cells are permanently destroyed, but you may develop new fat cells, or your body may store fat in other areas of your body. For this reason, we encourage patients who receive Kybella® treatments to follow a healthy lifestyle that includes a proper diet and exercise.
Liposuction and surgery are no longer the only option for eliminating a double chin, thanks to Kybella®. If you live in or around the Greater Phoenix area, such as Ahwatukee, Chandler and Gilbert, and want a solution for your double chin, contact board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Larry C. Leverett, to schedule your Kybella® consultation.