If you’re bothered by the fullness beneath your chin, you’re not alone. Dr. Michael DePerro may have the solution with Kybella®, which is an injectable that treats the fat beneath your chin by destroying fat cells. DePerro Plastic Surgery offers this service in Columbus, Dublin, Clintonville, Upper Arlington and the surrounding areas of Ohio.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin by physically destroying fat cells. Kybella specifically addresses the dreaded “double chin.”
How does Kybella® work?
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella® destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. The active ingredient in Kybella®, deoxycholic acid, is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through your body’s natural metabolism.
What are the Benefits of Kybella®?
In clinical studies, 79 percent of people treated with Kybella® had improved satisfaction with the appearance of the area beneath their chin 12 weeks after their last treatment.
Who is a Candidate for Kybella®?
According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 67 percent of people said they are bothered by the appearance of fat beneath their chin, also known as submental fullness. Sometimes, even with diet or exercise, the unwanted fullness beneath your chin may not go away, and it could make you appear older or heavier than you actually are. Fortunately, Kybella® can help.
How is Kybella® Performed?
Kybella® is given during an in-office visit. The injection process usually takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Dr. DePerro will give you a series of injections into the fat under your chin at each treatment session. You should be able to resume your normal daily activities but are likely to have swelling, so keep your social plans and work commitments in mind when scheduling your treatment. After your treatment, you will be given a cold pack to apply to the treatment area for a few minutes. This should help with any swelling that may develop.
How Much Does Kybella® Cost in Columbus, OH?
Dr. DePerro will help you determine how many treatment sessions you need. This will be based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Up to six treatments may be administered, spaced no less than one month apart. At your consultation, the cost of your entire procedure will be determined. We accept check, cash, major credit card, and offer financing through CareCredit®.
DePerro Plastic Surgery offers personalized care for personalized results. Residents in or near Columbus and other areas in the state who are ready to make a positive change should take the next step. Don’t hesitate to contact us and set up your Kybella® consultation with Dr. Michael DePerro today!