Dr. Berris is committed to helping patients at The Center for Cosmetic Eyelid & Laser Surgery feel comfortable in their own skin through different plastic surgery treatments in Sacramento. For example, one of our top procedures is Kybella®. Kybella is an injection that is used to remove the stubborn fat under your chin that may give you the appearance of a double chin. This simple procedure can make a huge difference without the need for surgery. Find out if Kybella is right for you and continue reading to find out the answers to our top Kybella FAQs.

What is Submental Fullness?

Also known as a double chin, submental fullness is the gathering of extra fat underneath your chin. For some, it is completely genetic and they have had it for their entire life. Others may experience it with age or due to gaining weight.

What is Kybella?

This is the only FDA approved prescription medicine injectable treatment that is used in adults to help remove submental fullness to help improve the profile and appearance of adults who have a double chin.

How Does it Work?

One of our top Kybella FAQs is how does it work? Kybella is composed of a synthetic deoxycholic acid which is a naturally occurring molecule in the human body that aids in breaking down the absorption of dietary fat. With Kybella injections to the fat beneath the chin, the medicine destroys the fat cells. Once they are destroyed, those fat cells can no longer store or accumulate fat in that area. The treatment results in the reduction of fat under your chin to give you a thinner chin profile and overall reduction of fullness under your chin.

How Many Kybella Treatments Will I Need?

You will need to meet with our plastic surgeon in Sacramento to determine how many Kybella treatments you will need in order to achieve your chin goals. Most patients require a series of treatments that are given months apart. The total number of treatment sessions you can receive is 6 that are spaced one month apart. Most patients have visible results after 2 to 4 treatment sessions. You will need to meet with our plastic surgeon to find out how many treatments you will need, however.

What are the Side Effects of Kybella?

Unfortunately, with every medical treatment come potential side effects. Some of the side effects of Kybella include bruising of the injection site, open sores or ulcers, hair loss, damage or tissue cell-death near the injection site, nerve injury in the jaw, trouble swallowing or an uneven smile or muscle weakness in the face. Those are the severe side effects. More common side effects include bruising, swelling, numbness, pain, and redness in the injection area.

Learn More About Kybella During Your Consultation

The best way to learn more about the side effects of Kybella and to have all of your questions answered is by giving our Sacramento plastic surgeon a visit. You can schedule a consultation by calling our office or by filling out our online form.