If you have excess fat under your chin or a double chin and would like to avoid neck or chin liposuction, Kybella might be the right solution for you. Kybella is an injection that is injected in your chin that will reduce the amount of neck fat in your chin. As a result, you will have a more chiseled jawline and thinner chin. Before you visit the Center for Cosmetic Eyelid & Laser Surgery, our plastic surgeon recommends reading through these things to know before your Kybella treatment in Sacramento.

Expect Swelling Early On

One of the first things you should know about Kybella treatment in Sacramento is that even though Kybella is not a surgery, you can still expect some similar side effects as surgery. One of these side effects is swelling and potentially bruising. This may occur in the injection site after your injections. It shouldn’t last more than a few days so you don’t need to worry.

Kybella Treatment is Fast

Unlike surgery, facial fillers like Botox or injections are fast. Your Kybella treatment is no different. Within a few minutes, our plastic surgeon will have injected your chin with the medicine. Feel free to visit us on your lunch break for a quick treatment. This is quite different from surgery which would require a lot of downtown and recovery.

Kybella Can Cause Discomfort

Just because this isn’t a surgery doesn’t mean that there won’t be any discomfort. However, the discomfort from your Kybella treatment in Sacramento is very minimal. You will only notice some discomfort during the actual injection itself. From there, you might experience swelling or initial soreness. You can treat this with over the counter pain meds and by icing it.

Kybella Requires Patience

Unlike neck liposuction that gives you immediate results after your surgery, Kybella requires several treatments before you notice results. Most patients will begin to see a fat loss after a few weeks of treatment. Your treatment will be completed over the course of 1 to 2 months so you must be patient.

Kybella Results Vary

Not all patients are the same. One patient may lose a lot of fat in their neck while another patient only loses some with just a few treatments. You might require more or fewer injections as other patients.

Not Everyone is a Good Candidate for Kybella

Unfortunately, not every patient can opt for Kybella instead of neck liposuction. Any patients who have had a neck surgery in the past like a neck lift, neck liposuction or even a facelift need to be more cautious with Kybella treatment. Patients with excess skin or those who are pregnant or breastfeeding are not candidates either.

Visit Our Sacramento Plastic Surgeon for Kybella

If you want to steer clear of neck liposuction, Kybella might be the right choice for you to help you achieve a thinner chin! Give us a call or fill out our online form to request an appointment for Kybella at our Sacramento Plastic Surgery office.