Excess submental fat, also referred to as a double chin, is a problem faced by both men and women. While fullness under the jawline is common, it is actually the most undertreated area of the face. Until recently, liposuction was the only option to improve the look of a double chin. Today, however, patients have an exciting new choice: come to Napa Valley for Kybella. The cutting-edge, noninvasive treatment is uniquely designed to reduce unsightly submental fat without unwanted surgery.
The fullness of submental fat may appear on any body type. Unfortunately, diet and exercise will do little to improve the shape and tone of this stubborn area under the chin. While submental fat can result from weight fluctuations and changes in skin elasticity (due to aging and sun damage), it is most often genetics that will determine who develops a double chin. To improve confidence in the appearance, a series of short Kybella injections can be applied, beautifully restoring a sculpted jawline, without the stress of an invasive procedure.
Kybella Fat Elimination in Santa Rosa:
Plastic Surgery Associates is excited to offer patients the innovative, new choice for the reversal of submental fat. Kybella is an unprecedented injectable; the first and only treatment of its kind approved by the FDA for the elimination of submental fat, below the chin. Designed to produce significant results in areas with moderate to severe submental fullness, Kybella can create a dreamatic change in the excess tissues underneath the chin.
Kybella is created from deoxycholic acid, an organic chemical. Deoxycholic acid is found naturally in human body, used to assist in the absorption of unwanted fats. When Kybella is injected into submental tissue, it breaks down the walls of the fat cells. Then, as the body metabolizes the damaged fat cells, the chin becomes sculpted and taut, once again.
Plastic Surgery Associates tailors each Kybella procedure to meet an individual patient’s aesthetic needs. The severity of submental fat will determine the extent of correction required to obtain desired results. Each treatment can be designed around the unique needs and aesthetic goals of the individual patient. Between three and six sessions are required for optimal results. When compared to the more traditional treatments available for the reduction of submental fat, such as liposuction, Kybella offers a quick, noninvasive treatment with very little risk of complications.
Sonoma County’s Ideal Kybella Candidate:
Patients, over 18 and unhappy with the look of a double chin, may find Kybella can significantly improve their appearance. The injectable offers a safe and effective option for patients with excess submental fat. An ideal Kybella patient will be in overall good health, understand the treatment plan, and have appropriate expectations for their results. All skin types and ethnicities, as well as both men and women, can enjoy the benefits of this innovative, fat elimination treatment. Kybella should be postponed if you are pregnant, have an uncontrolled bleeding disorder, or an active infection.
Before deciding if Kybella is right for you, a consultation can be scheduled with Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas. At this time, the surgeon will fully explain the benefits and limitations of noninvasive Kybella. After a brief discussion about your aesthetic desires and needs, they will perform an examination of your facial structure and tissues. Only then will it be determined if Kybella injections can provide the intended results. If so, a personalized treatment plan will be created.
The Kybella Procedure at Plastic Surgery Associates:
During the Kybella consultation, Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas will determine the treatment area, and the extent of correction required. Next, a series of up to 50, very small injections will be applied under the chin. The Kybella session will take less than half an hour to perform. Most patients report only mild discomfort during treatment, but a topical or local anesthetic can be applied for added comfort.
Between three and six Kybella sessions will be required for full results; the exact number of treatments will depende on the severity of submental fat, and determined during the consultation appointment. For optimal results, additional complimentary procedures may be suggested, such as Botox Cosmetic or dermal fillers to smooth fine lines, or fat injections to further sculpt the chin and cheeks.
Recovering After a Kybella Treatment in Santa Rosa:
No downtime is required after a Kybella treatment. Patients are back to their normal activities the same day. While some redness and minor swelling may occur, patients should expect these to dissipate quickly. Exercise can be resumed immediately, and makeup can be worn right away, as well; there are no restrictions.
Results from Kybella can begin to be noticeable after only one to two treatments. As the fat cells are destroyed and metabolized, the chin will regain a smooth, tight shape. Fatty tissue will not return in the same area, meaning that the improvements seen with Kybella are long-lasting. Once the designated number of treatments have been completed, no follow-up procedures are necessary. The results from Kybella at Plastic Surgery Associates can be enjoyed for many years to come.
Get the Innovative Kybella Treatment You Deserve, Today:
Kybella consultations are complimentary at Plastic Surgery Associates. Contact our Santa Rosa office at 707.537.2111 for more information on Kybella, or to arrange for an initial appointment. Those patients wishing to come to our Sonoma office from out of town can ask for assistance with travel arrangements and lodging reservations.
Remember, only an experienced aesthetic professional should work on your appearance. Dr. Furnas and Dr. Canales are both Board Certified in plastic surgery, trained at Ivy League institutions, and have over 20 years of individual aesthetic experience. They are the top providers of skin rejuvenating results in Napa Valley.
What is Kybella at Plastic Surgery Associates?
Kybella is a one-of-a-kind injectable, FDA approved to reduce submental fatty tissue, also known as a ‘double chin’.
How does Kybella work?
Kybella is made from deoxycholic acid. This naturally occurring chemical breaks down the cell walls of fatty tissue. As the cells are destroyed, they will dissolve and then be re-absorbed by the body.
Am I a good candidate for Kybella?
The ideal candidate for Santa Rosa’s Kybella will be in good health and understand the treatment process. Those over 18, with realistic expectations, can benefit from treatment.
Does Kybella require more than one treatment?
For optimal results, between three and six Kybella treatments are required. Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas will establish the number of necessary session during the consultation appointment.
What are the side effects and risks of a Kybella treatment?
Plastic Surgery Associates’ Kybella treatments are considered safe and effective for the treatment of submental fat. Mild bruising, redness, and soreness may be experienced after the procedure, but should diminish over the next week. Complications such as temporary numbness, difficulty swallowing, and excessive bleeding are rare, but on occasion can occur.
Santa Rosa’s Kybella at a Glance:
|Purpose:||To rid the lower jaw of submental fat, or the ‘double chin’.|
|Procedure:||Dermal fillers are applied under the skin using a very small needle. Some fillers are premixed with lidocaine, a local anesthetic. Local or topical anesthesia may be used, as well, to increase patient comfort. Each session will take less than half an hour.|
|Recovery:||No downtime is required after a Kybella treatment, although mild bruising, swelling, and redness may be develop after the procedure. Any soreness and discoloration will diminish over the first five to seven days. Patients can return to work or school the same afternoon.|
|Results:||In as soon as two Kybella sessions, patients will begin to note the submental fatty tissue, below the chin, is decreasing. As the fat cells break down, the ‘double chin’ will fade into a taut, sculpted jawline.|
|Related Procedures:||Ultherapy, Facelift, Injectable Fillers, Botox Cosmetic|