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KYBELLA® in Raleigh, NC

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About Kybella

Even a bit of excess fat in the upper neck area will cause the appearance of a "double chin" that may be bothersome to both men and women. The additional pockets of fat below the chin (or the submental area) may be caused by genetics, aging, or weight fluctuations that lead to a weaker chin and jawbone for an undefined profile. Raleigh, NC plastic surgeon Dr. Glenn Lyle is happy to offer a new technique to reduce neck fat at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Kybella is the first nonsurgical option to address submental fat. The active ingredient in Kybella is a synthetically made version of deoxycholic acid that performs like the natural DA in the body to attack and absorb fat. Once it has been injected beneath the chin, you may see a reduction in the amount of fat. When the fat is removed, it will not regenerate, so you will enjoy your new, slender profile and defined jawline for years to come.

Ideal Candidates

The best patients for Kybella injectable treatments have unwanted fat in the upper neck (submental area) that causes a double chin or unwanted volume. This injection corrects stubborn areas of fat that cannot be removed with common weight loss methods since it is determined by genetics, aging, or other conditions. If you are near a healthy weight, but diet and exercise have not been able to eliminate the fat in your submental area, Kybella may be the right option for your goals. While Kybella can be used to reduce small to moderate amounts of fat in the submental area, significant amounts of fat may require surgical liposuction at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center.

Procedure Technique

Kybella is done during an in-office appointment. Dr. Lyle will usually apply a numbing gel to the injected area, if desired, after the skin is clean. The procedure takes about 15 – 20 minutes, which includes a few small injections targeting the submental area. Some patients may require one treatment to get to their desired look, while some may want a few treatments spaced 3 – 4 weeks apart.

What to Expect

Injections of Kybella don't require anesthesia, so you are allowed to leave the office as soon as you feel comfortable to resume your daily plans. You may notice temporary swelling, bruising, or numbness below your chin, although this should not last longer than a couple of days. Call Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center immediately if you are noticing any unusual side effects, including facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, or if your smile is uneven. While the fat cells affected by Kybella do not re-grow, the cells left can grow larger, so you need to maintain a steady weight after your Kybella injections to prevent new pockets of fat from forming. Optimal results following this treatment leave your neck looking slimmer and tighter and your profile will be more defined.

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Reduce Neck Fat Today

Just because everyone else in your family may have to mask their hereditary double chin doesn't mean you need to. Schedule an initial consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Glenn Lyle to learn more about the revolutionary Kybella injectable treatments at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center to reduce a "double chin," so you can enjoy a strong, well-defined chin and jawline.

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