Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Jason Roostaeian, answers top questions about Kybella and how this new nonsurgical treatment is helping patients that suffer from under chin fullness. 

double chin removal - Kybella+ What is Kybella (by Kythera Biopharmaceuticals) Kybella is the first FDA approved injectable drug to improve the appearance of the jaw line by dissolving excess fat underneath the jawline, often referred to as a “double chin”. For more in depth information about Kybella please visit the Kythera Biopharmaceuticals’ Kybella website

+ When will I see results?  The fat is dissolved within 10-15 minutes of injection, however an inflammatory response is induced that causes swelling and takes a 3-4 weeks to subside. Therefore, you will not see your final result for approximately 4 weeks following your injection.

Are Kybella results permanent? The short answer is yes. However, if you gain weight some of the fat in the area may return. During your consultation with Dr. Jason Roostaeian, UCLA Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, he will assess your neck and chin, discuss treatment options and results, and answer any questions you may have.

Kybella treatment los angeles+ How long does it take to get a Kybella treatment? As an injectable treatment, similar to Botox and fillers, it requires a relatively short office visit with Dr. Jason that should take less than 30 minutes. If you do not live in the Los Angeles or Beverly Hills area and can not visit Dr. Jason, then make sure to contact a local qualified & trained practitioner.

Is there any downtime after getting Kybella injections? There can be some bruising associated with Kybella treatments, similar to other injectables, that can last up to a week. The bruising can be easily covered with make-up by the next day. The swelling lasts typically 3-4 days, and full result is visible in about 28 days.  I advise patients to wait a few days before taking part in any strenuous activities as this can worsen their bruising and swelling.

double chin- Kybella + Is Kybella Safe? Overall Kybella is relatively safe; safer than many frequently used medications. Kybella was tested by the FDA compared to placebo in just over 500 patients. Injection site reactions were the most common adverse reaction, including: swelling which was twice as the common placebo and bruising which was no different than placebo injection.

+ How can I get Kybella Injections?  If you suffer from excess fat & want to find a solution to get rid of your double chin then call or contact Dr. Jason Roostaeian’s office today to set up an appointment at either his UCLA, Los Angeles or his Beverly Hills location. During your consultation, Dr. Jason will assess your neck and chin, discuss treatment recommendations and options, and answer any questions you may have.

+ What are other options to get rid of a double chin or excess fat in the neck and chin region? double chin removal - Kybella Surgical options such as liposuction, facelift and/or neck lift are still excellent options and in many patients give a superior result. For instance, when excess skin is also present, surgical excision is often indicated. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Jason, can thoroughly discuss the different treatment options you are a candidate for, both surgical and non-surgical, and answer any questions you may have.

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For Kybella consultations with Dr. Jason Roostaeian, UCLA Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, and additional information please email contact@drjasonplasticsurgery.com or call his Plastic Surgery Coordinator at 310.825.8827.

*All content presented was created for informational purposes only. Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For more in depth information about Kybella please visit the Kythera Biopharmaceuticals’ Kybella website