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Kybella® is the only FDA approved injectable treatment designed to reduce excess fat under the chin (submental fat, or a double chin). Until Kybella, the only way to get rid of a stubborn double chin was liposuction. With modern technology, we can literally melt the fat away with a few quick injections, and you can watch your jawline become more contoured and lifted.

What is Kybella for a double chin in Houston?

Kybella in Houston is a treatment that is injected to improve the appearance and profile of the chin and jawline by addressing the fat below the chin. A double chin may develop with age, or may be an inherited feature. Unfortunately, double chins are often very difficult to get rid of with diet and exercise alone.

Kybella is made from deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body. It works by breaking down targeted fat cells, after which the body reabsorbs them.

Who can benefit from Kybella?

Both men and women can benefit from this non-surgical procedure. If you suffer from moderate to severe fat deposits under your chin and desire a more defined profile and chin, you might be a good candidate for Kybella in Houston. When deciding whether Kybella is right for you, there are a few things to consider:

  • It works well on submental fat, but it is not a weight reduction procedure.
  • Kybella is a good option if you are not ready for a surgical procedure or have a medical condition that prevents surgery.
  • For best results, you should have good skin elasticity.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you are not a good candidate for Kybella injections.
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What can I expect during treatment?

If you are an appropriate candidate for Kybella, here is what you can expect during treatment:

  • Your double chin area will be numbed with a topical numbing agent.
  • The area will be cleaned.
  • Anatomic markings will be placed, followed by a skin grid that indicates where to place the injections.
  • The in-office procedure will take about 25 minutes

Are there any side effects with Kybella?

After having Kybella injected for the double chin, some common side effects can include swelling of the area, redness, tenderness, numbness, and bruising. In the initial study, 81% of these side effects were mild.

What can I expect for post-operative care?

You should avoid strenuous activity for the remainder of the day following your appointment. You should not lie flat for several hours, and be sure not to massage the treated area. You can return to work the same day if needed.

When will I see my results?

You will see visible results within a matter of weeks, but optimal results may require two to four treatments spaced at least one month apart.

Is Kybella safe?

Kybella injections are a low-risk procedure if done by a qualified individual who understands head and neck anatomy well.

Why choose the Lind Institute of Plastic Surgery in Houston?

The success of a Kybella treatment reflects the experience of its staff. Jeffrey G. Lind II, MD, and the Lind Institute of Plastic Surgery offer luxurious, personalized care for if you are ready to treat your double chin in Houston, Texas. Dr. Lind focuses on creating the most aesthetically pleasing, natural look, and is an exceptionally talented injector. A double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lind is highly respected in the medical community, and by his many loyal patients. He tailors every procedure to be as unique as you are.

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