Say Goodbye to Stubborn Fat

Many individuals seek out options to get rid of persistent pockets of fat. Kybella is a cosmetic injectable that uses the active ingredient of deoxycholic acid to break down fat and remove it permanently from the body. 

Kybella can be used to treat pockets of fat beneath the chin or jowls, as well a fat along the bra line. These areas of fat can affect even those who are healthy and fit, as they can be genetic and therefore very difficult to lose.

How Kybella Works

Because Kybella is a cosmetic injectable, it requires no general anesthesia or incisions — just a series of injections. It works due to its deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance within our body that helps to break down fat. When injected into target areas of the body, Kybella permanently destroys fat cells. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they are eventually flushed out of the body (over a few weeks) through the lymphatic system. 

What Kybella Can Address

  • Double chin: Kybella has been FDA-approved to remove excess fat at the neck, helping to permanently get rid of that double chin.
  • Jowls: Kybella can remove extra fat from the jowls, helping to create a more defined jawline and profile. 
  • Bra fat: Want to get rid of that fat near your armpit that pokes out of your bra, swimsuit, and strappy clothing? Kybella can significantly help in this area.
  • Tiny stubborn fat pockets: Anywhere on the body that has small pockets of persistent fat can be helped with the use of Kybella. 
  • Revision liposuction: Kybella can sometimes help with revision liposuction (a procedure that corrects issues that arise after liposuction). Kybella can often help to remove fat in order to smooth irregularities and even out the problem areas.

What To Expect During Treatment

Before treatment begins, the area will be cleansed and a topical anesthetic will be applied to keep you comfortable during the injections (approximately 10-50 at a time). Treatments usually take around 10 minutes, and afterward the area will be dressed in a compression bandage to help with healing. Although Kybella may require multiple treatments, once the desired results have been reached, you will not need maintenance sessions.

Downtime with Kybella

One of the best things about Kybella is that it requires very minimal downtime, as opposed to longer recovery periods that a more invasive procedure would demand. You may experience some side effects which can include swelling, discomfort, bruising, itching, numbness, redness, and/or formation of firmness at the injection sites. If any of these side effects develop, we recommend using a cold compress or ice pack on the area for about 20 minutes. Most Kybella patients need about two days of downtime.

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“As someone who tends to hide from cameras because of my double chin, I was very interested in Kybella. The treatment was a simple, same-day for the first treatment. The results are pretty amazing.” 

Shannah S.

Candidates for Kybella

If you’re interested in receiving Kybella in Santa Monica or NYC, you may be the perfect candidate for this treatment at Grossman Dermatology. Those who make the best Kybella patients are those who:

  • Are aged 18 or over
  • Are not obese
  • Dislike their moderate under-chin fat, jowling, bra fat, or tiny pockets of stubborn fat
  • Have good skin quality with relative firmness
  • Understand that Kybella is not a weight loss procedure
  • Have realistic expectations for what Kybella can accomplish

Kybella and Safety

It’s incredibly important to only accept Kybella from a licensed, trained, experienced medical professional. If injected incorrectly, there’s a risk of nerve injury, which can lead to muscle impairment and functional problems. Because of this, only choose certified professionals with excellent feedback. In itself, Kybella is a very safe treatment that has been FDA approved.

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If you’re NYC or Santa Monica, Kybella treatments can help you say goodbye to those stubborn pockets of fat, and we invite you to contact us to set up a consultation with Dr. Grossman at her long-established, high-end boutique cosmetic dermatology practice. Known for helping her patients look their absolute best, Dr. Grossman earns loyalty for life with her incredible results. She sees patients in their early 20s and keeps them for life. She is beloved for her confidentiality, thoroughness, devoted attention, safety, and most importantly, the exceptional outcomes that she achieves. Her high level of customer care and focus on patient education keeps patients coming back again and again. 

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