Posted: November 10, 2016
Kybella® is the first FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment for the removal of submental fat (fat below the chin) – commonly known as “double chin.” Greenwood plastic surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn is pleased to offer this nonsurgical alternative to facial liposuction and welcomes an opportunity to discuss your candidacy for the procedure. Please call 864-223-0505 to schedule a consultation and learn more.
The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid – a molecule that is naturally produced by the body and used in the breaking down of dietary fat. Concentrated in Kybella, deoxycholic acid works to destroy the fat cells causing submental fat, allowing the body to remove them through the natural process of elimination. Because the process is nonsurgical, results are not immediate and more than one treatment will likely be needed for optimal results. During your Kybella consultation at our Greenwood plastic surgery office, Dr. Vaughn can help you determine how many treatments will be needed before you reach your aesthetic goals.
The average number of treatments needed to produce optimal Kybella results is six. Each of these will be spaced one month apart. Each treatment will bring you closer to your goal, helping restore contour and form to your neck and jawline, all without incisions, sutures, or a lengthy recovery period. However, some swelling and bruising may be possible following injections. These and other possible side-effects will be discussed in detail during your Kybella consultation to help make sure you are choosing the treatment best suited to meet all of your needs.
Kybella is a fantastic option for many men and women in the Greenwood area. To learn if it is right for you, please use our online contact form or call Dr. Vaughn at 864-223-0505 and schedule a consultation. We welcome patients from Laurens, Andersonville, Columbia, and all surrounding South Carolina and Georgia communities.