When you look into the mirror, what do you see? If you are currently unhappy with your appearance, specifically, if you are embarrassed or self-conscious about the fat under your chin, then Kybella® could be the treatment for you. A procedure used to help improve the profile of moderate to severe “double chins,” Kybella® is offered at Silverton, M.D. in Stockton, CA.

To learn more about Kybella®, including the benefits, side effects, and whether or not you are a good candidate for treatment, keep reading. Or, if you are ready to schedule a consultation with Dr. Silverton, contact our professional staff in Stockton, CA today by calling 209-952-2251.

About Kybella®

Kybella® is a treatment that can help adults with unwanted and undesired fat found underneath the chin. This injectable is individually tailored to each patient’s wants and needs. For each treatment, several injections are given underneath the chin. A patient generally receives two or three treatments and occasionally more, which should be at least one month apart.

Once Kybella® is injected into the desired area under the chin, fat cells are permanently destroyed. After these fat cells have been destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat. The fat removed from the chin area is processed through natural metabolic mechanisms.

The Benefits of Kybella®

Are you considering Kybella®? If so, you will be interested in learning about all of the different benefits the treatment offers.

To begin with, the procedure does not require the use of general anesthesia or any sort of invasive surgery. While most cosmetic procedures do require the patient to “go under,” Kybella® is not one them. Further, there is no downtime following the treatment. A very popular feature among patients, once the treatment is completed, you can immediately go on with your daily schedule. In fact, many individuals opt to have the procedure performed during their lunch hour, before returning back to work. Cosmetic procedures do not get more convenient than that!

After your treatment you will notice swelling of the area. You may have mild discomfort for a few hours. You should begin to notice the results within a month. Better yet, results can last for years, meaning you should not need touch-ups after the initial treatment process.

Lastly, Kybella® is FDA-approved, meaning it is safe for most people. If you are plagued with excess fat underneath your chin, then Kybella® could be for you. This treatment can help you feel better about yourself and your appearance.

Side Effects Associated with Kybella®

As with any type of cosmetic treatment or procedure, there is always the possibility of negative side effects occurring. Of course, these negative side effects are less likely to occur when your Kybella® treatment is performed by an educated and trained professional. That being said, negative side effects that have been connected to Kybella® include the following:

  • Redness
  • Minor Pain
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Hardness

It is significant to note that if you do experience one of more of the negative side effects listed above, they generally go away within a few days to a week. If symptoms do not go away after this time, then it will be imperative to contact your doctor.

The Best Candidates for Kybella®

Both men and women who have undesired excessive skin laxity under their chin could possibly benefit from Kybella®. If you are considering Kybella®, it is important that you are mentally, physically, and emotionally stable. Also, it will be necessary to have realistic expectations following treatment.

You may not be a good candidate if you have a history of dysphagia, coagulation abnormalities, or have had prior surgical or aesthetic procedures within the chin area.

If you are still unsure if Kybella® is the right treatment for you, contact our Stockton, CA office for more information. You should be ready to discuss your current health condition, as well as your medical history.

“Dr. Silverton is very well trained and skilled. I had a really good experience at his office, from start to finish! I have nothing but positive things to say about the kindness of his staff, as well as the doctor’s bedside manner. I would definitely go back!” – Satisfied Patient

Contact Dr. Silverton Today!

Luckily, we live in world where we can easily change things we do not like about ourselves. There is no reason for you to be unhappy with your appearance, particularly the fat underneath your chin, not when Kybella® is readily available!

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Silverton, contact our professional staff in Stockton, CA today by calling 209-952-2251.