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Kybella - "Melt" Subcutaneous Fat of the Double Chin in Wichita KS   Free Consultation Visit at our Plastic Surgery Office

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If you are considering Kybella to dissolve the fat the causes a double chin ...

KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”.



What is KYBELLA®?

KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area.

How does KYBELLA® work?

The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.

When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.

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How many treatments will I need?

You and your doctor will customize your KYBELLA® treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. During these sessions, your HCP will administer KYBELLA® into the fat under your chin using multiple injections. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart.

Before receiving KYBELLA®, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you: Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin; have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin; have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area; have had or have trouble swallowing; have bleeding problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if KYBELLA® will harm your unborn baby); are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if KYBELLA® passes into your breast milk; talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive KYBELLA®).

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant medicine).

What are the possible side effects of KYBELLA®?

KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness.

The most common side effects of KYBELLA® include: swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.

These are not all of the possible side effects of KYBELLA®. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.

Who should not receive KYBELLA®?

You should not receive KYBELLA® if you have an infection in the treatment area.


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Kybella (Non-invasive fat reduction) Instructions


Pre-Kybella Instructions:


·You may wish to buy topical Arnica gel before in order to decrease the swelling or possible bruising after the procedure.

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·DO take ibuprofen or Motrin, or Advil 600mg about 1 hour before your appointment.


·The ideal time to schedule this procedure is at LEAST 2 weeks before a big event.

·DO inform your nurse or physician if you have a history of DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING, medication allergies, history of anaphylaxis, and any other medical problems.


Post-Kybella Instructions:


·After the treatment, DO hold ice packs on the areas that are treated with Kybella gently for a few times that day.


·Treated areas may be red, inflamed, swollen, and bruised for the first 2-7 days.


·DO resume all normal activities include exercise as long as it is comfortable for you.


·DO take ibuprofen, motrin, or advil if needed for discomfort after the treatment.


·If bruising occurs, apply topical Arnica gel, drink fresh pineapple juice, to help bruising resolve faster.


·Bruising can be covered with makeup. Examples: Dermablend (available atCVS or Macy’s) or Colorescience Corrector Palette.


Remember to schedule your next appointment in 5-8 weeks. Kybella requires 2-6 sessions for optimal treatment.


We want you to have an outstanding result. If you have any questions or unexpected concerns, please call the office for assistance.