Submental fullness, commonly referred to as a double chin, is a stubborn condition that is difficult to eliminate with only diet and exercise. Plastic Surgery Consultants offers an easy solution with Kybella®, an FDA-approved injectable treatment. We offer this and other injectable treatments to residents of Lexington County, Richland County, and the neighboring areas of South Carolina.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is an injectable treatment that is specifically designed to eliminate the dreaded double chin. By injecting a unique formula into the stubborn fat deposit, the fat will be gradually broken down and eliminated by the body. Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable product for the treatment of a double chin. After Kybella®, patients can enjoy a defined jawline and a more aesthetically pleasing profile.
Kybella® vs. CoolMini
Until recently, the only non-surgical option available for the treatment of a double chin was Kybella®. Now, CoolSculpting® offers the CoolMini® — a smaller CoolSculpting® device perfect for areas like the neck. Patients can use non-invasive CoolSculpting® technology to achieve a contoured jawline and eliminate neck fat, achieving results in just one or two visits. Kybella® may offer quicker results in only one treatment, although its treatment is minimally invasive as opposed to the non-invasive CoolSculpting® technique. Both treatments are effective for addressing a double chin, so choosing the treatment that is best for you may just be a matter of personal preference. During your consultation with Dr. Wassermann, we can help you determine the best option for achieving your cosmetic goals.
What Can I Expect During the Kybella® Treatment?
The Kybella® treatment is performed by injecting the Kybella® formula into the neck area. This process is typically comfortable, but we offer a topical anesthetic to any patient that is concerned about pain or discomfort. This treatment takes less than 30 minutes to complete.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Kybella®?
The Kybella® formula begins to work immediately, but results will not be visible until a few weeks after treatment. The fat will be gradually broken down over time, with significant results appearing approximately two to three months after treatment. Kybella® permanently destroys fat cells in the neck, meaning that it can produce long-term results if the patient maintains a healthy lifestyle.
Is There Any Downtime After Kybella®?
Kybella® is minimally invasive and does not require any downtime after treatment. Patients are able to resume work and other normal activities immediately after their appointment. Some patients may experience mild swelling or bruising from the injections, but this is a natural effect of treatment that will fade on its own within a few days.
How Much Does Kybella® Cost?
The cost of your Kybella® treatment will vary depending on your specific treatment goals. To determine the exact cost of treatment, we invite you to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Wassermann. During your consultation, you will work with Dr. Wassermann to develop a personalized treatment plan that will satisfy your unique cosmetic goals. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the full cost of treatment. To help make our treatments accessible to those who need them, we accept a variety of payment options as well as financing through CareCredit®.
Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable method for the treatment of a double chin. To easily eliminate your double chin, contact us today to schedule a consultation for Kybella®. Plastic Surgery Consultants is proud to offer Kybella® to the residents of Columbia, Lexington, and the neighboring areas of South Carolina.