If you shy away from having your picture taken because you are embarrassed by a double chin, Kybella might be the treatment for you. Kybella is an injectable treatment that can reduce excess fat under your chin to reduce the amount of fat tissue.

If you are trying to find a qualified plastic surgeon that offers Kybella in Houston, Deigni Plastic Surgery is your destination. Learn more about how Kybella works and what you can expect from the treatment.

How Kybella Works to Reduce a Double Chin

Excess fat under the chin is the cause of the double chin that you might feel self-conscious about. Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable that reduces the appearance of this issue. It is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is an acid that your body naturally produces to absorb fat.

When an aesthetician injects Kybella under your chin, it targets the fat cells and makes them unable to store fat in that area. Once the fat cells die, your body metabolizes them within a few weeks. Kybella treatment in our Houston office can provide permanent results.

Who Can Benefit?

Many people can safely receive Kybella treatments, especially those who are over 18 and generally healthy. This is an excellent treatment option for you if you feel that the fat under your chin causes you embarrassment or self-consciousness, but you do not want to have facial plastic surgery.

There are a few people who should not seek out this injection because of medical conditions or past surgeries. You should avoid Kybella treatments if you:

  • Have an active infection under your chin
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
  • Are on blood thinners
  • Have had surgery on your face, neck, or chin, or you plan to
  • Have had medical conditions affecting your face or neck area
  • Have had, or continue to have, difficulties swallowing

Dr. Deigni can help you determine whether you are a good candidate to receive Kybella in Houston. If you are among those who should not receive this treatment, we may be able to provide other recommendations that could still address your concerns.

The Kybella Treatment Procedure

We will look at the area around and under your chin, and ask you more about your medical history to determine whether you are a good candidate. If we determine that you are eligible to receive Kybella, we will administer the injections and might apply numbing agents or ice to reduce discomfort.

Many people receive between 20 and 30 injections, but some receive up to 50 in one session. The total treatment time is usually 15 to 20 minutes per session. After your session, you might notice some mild pain, numbness, or swelling, all of which are normal.

The number of Kybella injections needed to achieve your desired results varies from person to person. Dr. Deigni can help you determine the number of injections you need to get the look you want, but most people only need between two and four treatments in total.

Recovery Period

Because Kybella is a non-surgical procedure, the recovery time is shorter and more manageable than other options. You might feel tenderness or numbness under the chin, and you could experience swelling and redness. These issues usually clear up within a week or two after the treatment, but you should inform us if they last longer than that.

Call Deigni Plastic Surgery to Book an Appointment for Kybella in Houston

If you are tired of feeling embarrassed by the excess fat under your chin, it is time to book your consultation to determine your eligibility for Kybella treatments. Dr. Deigni has years of training and experience with numerous types of procedures, including Kybella injections in Houston, and can help you address this concern which has been the cause of embarrassment.

If you are ready to get started, please contact our office today by calling 281-721-4373 and learning your options.

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