The Food and Drug Administration today approved a new drug that promises to get rid of double chins without surgery.The drug is called KYBELLA™, and it is an injectable substance that dissolves fat under the chin.
Options at the moment have been to suck it out or cut it out! This is a GREAT BREAKTHROUGH for patients suffering with this issue! KYBELLA™ (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”.
KYBELLA™ has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide, of which over 1,600 have been treated with KYBELLA™.
Customized treatment plans can help improve your chin profile. Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile in two to four treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart. Up to 6 treatments may be administered.
Take it from “K.T.,” a local woman whose self image improved with the help of the KYBELLA™ procedure.
“I’ve been obsessing over my “slight double chin” for many years now. It runs in my family, but when I recognized it in my own profile, I was super bummed,” she admitted. “KYBELLA has changed my life and my self image.”
Dr Hensel is the first Plastic Surgeon in SC to introduce KYBELLA™! Be a part of this PRE LAUNCH! CALL TODAY TO GET ON THE LIST FOR EVALUATIONS TO SEE IF THIS PROCEDURE IS RIGHT FOR YOU!
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HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: What is it? KYBELLA™ is a version of deoxycholic acid: “a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown of dietary fat.”
How does it work? “Submental fat is stored in fat cells that accumulate in the chin area,” explained Dr. Jack Hensel. “KYBELLA™ has been described as a “fat-melting” compound, which is not completely accurate. It works by disrupting fat cell membranes, which causes cell destruction. This process is also known as cell “lysis.” When the membrane of the cell is destroyed, the fatty contents are released into the bloodstream and naturally metabolized by the body.”
How much is needed? A grid of tiny dots is drawn beneath the patient’s chin and injections are made into each dot.
How long does it take? It takes about five minutes to do the injections.
What’s recovery like? It takes two or three days to heal And no bandages are required.
Who isn’t a good candidate for it? According to Dr. Jack Hensel, KYBELLA™ isn’t a solution for every patient – for example, those with excess skin under the chin, as the procedure does not tighten loose skin. However, individual patients are encouraged to meet with Dr. Hensel and discuss whether the procedure could benefit him or her.
Are there side effects? Side effects could include bruising, swelling and temporary numbness.
Will insurance cover it? Insurance will not cover this procedure, and cost differs on individual basis. In trials, patients received the injections once a month for up to six months before reaching the desired effect.
Why can’t we use this in other areas of the body? It would take significantly more product to remove fat from other areas of the body, and liposuction and other options would be more efficient.