Kybella® for Double Chin Removal – Nashville, TN
If it feels like you’ve tried every diet and exercise plan in the world, but still struggle with unwanted fullness under the chin, you aren’t alone. Many people have successfully toned and tightened other problem areas such as their arms, abs, and legs by following a workout plan and sticking to a balanced diet, yet still find themselves with this lack of jawline contour.
The good news is that scientific breakthroughs are continually advancing in the field of cosmetic procedures. We now have a vast array of safe and nonsurgical ways to improve many familiar face and body concerns for a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
A popular and minimally invasive treatment for submental fat is Kybella® – the first and only fat-dissolving injection to reduce the unwanted fullness under the chin. With little to no downtime, this treatment works by killing fat cells and stimulating the body’s natural inflammatory processes.
Sherman Aesthetic Center is proud to be the premier Kybella® treatment center in the Nashville area. Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about how treatment with Kybella® might benefit you.
Here’s our guide to how itKybella® works.
What Is Kybella®?
A substance found in your digestive tract, called deoxycholic acid, permanently kills fat cells by destroying the cell membrane. Kybella® is an FDA-approved prescription injectable treatment that uses this acid naturally produced by your body, which progressively reduces the fat cells that cause a double chin. After a series of treatments, your lymphatic and circulatory systems clear the dissolved fat through your body’s natural processes. With sufficient treatments and exceptional anatomic knowledge and expertise, this non-surgical contouring procedure can give you an enhanced profile so you can love your selfie. Kybella® effectively destroys cells permanently, which provides longer-lasting results.
What makes someone a good candidate for Kybella®?
Various factors – including heredity, hormonal fluctuations, and weight gain – cause people to develop unwanted fullness in their jawline profile. The best candidates for Kybella® treatments have genetic, rather than weight-related, submental fat deposits, and firm, elastic skin that will tighten after fat disappears. A consultation by a well-trained expert in jawline rejuvenation can determine if you are a candidate for Kybella.
What is the difference between Kybella® and liposuction for double chin removal?
Kybella® is a safe and effective alternative to surgery for jawline rejuvenation. Liposuction is an invasive surgical technique that requires healing time and leaves small scars, whereas Kybella® eliminates the need for incisions, stitches, general anesthesia, and downtime for recovery.
Does Kybella® tighten the skin under the chin?
The primary benefit of Kybella® is the elimination of fat under the chin and along the jawline. But a secondary benefit can include some tightening of the skin. The treatment stimulates the production of collagen, which can strengthen and tighten skin. So along with the fat reduction, patients with mild to moderate skin laxity typically see about a 10% skin-tightening effect from a series of Kybella® treatments.
Is Kybella® painful?
During the procedure, we use a tiny needle, and most patients report only minor discomfort. We also use a special icing technique to lessen discomfort. If you are worried about pain, ask your injector about other ways to make your treatment more tolerable.
How long do Kybella® treatments take?
Kybella® is an incredibly quick, convenient treatment that takes about 15 minutes. You can schedule it during your lunch break, or come in at the end of your workday.
Can I get Kybella® injected anywhere else?
Currently, Kybella® is only FDA-approved for double chin removal; however, since Dr. Sherman has taught physicians nationally and internationally, Sherman Aesthetic Center is one of the few practices in the country that offers off-label jowl treatments. The Kybella injections can melt away and reduce unwanted jowls that make you look aged and tired. Sherman Aesthetic Center is always on the cutting edge of new aesthetic advancements.
How many Kybella® treatment sessions will I need?
Every patient starts out with a different amount of fat, so the number of treatments you will need depends on how much fatty tissue has developed under your chin and in the jowl area. One of our master injectors will be able to give you an estimated treatment number and pattern customized to you. Most patients need more than one treatment, and many see optimal results after four to six treatments. With our experience and expertise in providing Kybella® treatment, we can also customize the number and intensity of treatments to meet your needs. Some patients do better with smaller doses of Kybella® over more treatment sessions. This approach can also minimize the post-treatment swelling that some patients experience.
When can I expect to see results from Kybella® injections?
You may start seeing results as soon as two months after your final appointment, but sometimes it takes six to nine months for the full effects to reveal themselves.
How long do the results of Kybella® treatment last?
Once Kybella® has eliminated the fat and your body processes it out, those fat cells are gone forever and will not return. For long-lasting results, it’s best to maintain a stable weight, as the remaining fat cells under your chin can grow in size along with the fat cells in other parts of your body.
How much does Kybella® cost?
Each Kybella® treatment costs about $1,200 to $1,800, depending on the number of injections and the amount of Kybella® needed. We sometimes offer discounts on Kybella® and other cosmetic treatments, so it’s a good idea to check for our Kybella® specials in Nashville, TN.
Will my health insurance cover Kybella®?
Though it is an FDA-cleared prescription medication for double chin removal, Kybella® is a cosmetic procedure, and you shouldn’t expect your insurance to cover it.
Are there any side effects?
A series of clinical trials showed an excellent safety record with Kybella®. The most common side effects include swelling, bruising, redness, and tenderness around the injection sites.
The initial swelling may briefly make the fullness under your chin more noticeable, but this is the nature of the treatment. The swelling results from Kybella® actively breaking down the fat cells, so that means the treatment is working.
Will I need downtime for recovery?
You won’t need downtime for healing after Kybella® treatments, as you would for a surgical procedure such as liposuction. You’ll be able to go about your normal activities, including work and exercise. You’re likely to experience some swelling and tenderness under your chin in the days after treatment. This is typically most noticeable after the first treatment and becomes less visible in subsequent treatments.
Where’s the best place to get Kybella® in Nashville?
Sherman Aesthetic Center is proud to be the premier Kybella® treatment center in the Nashville area. Dr. Deborah Sherman and her Master Injectors have extensive training in Kybella treatments. Dr. Sherman has trained physicians in Italy, Spain, Korea, Australia, and Scandinavia, so her experience is truly global.
Dr. Sherman On eHealth Radio To Discuss Kybella®
Dr. Deborah Sherman, Nashville Board–Certified Oculofacial Surgeon and founder of the Sherman Aesthetic Center, joined eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel again to discuss Kybella®.
How to Know If Kybella® Is Right for You
If you dislike your jawline profile but do not want to commit to liposuction or other invasive techniques, you may be a good candidate for Kybella®.
However, only you and Dr. Sherman or one of her Master Injectors can determine if Kybella® injections are right for you.
Take the next step and contact our clinic today at 615-297-5798 for your private, personalized Nashville Kybella® consultation.