Kybella is FDA approved for the treatment of submental fat which causes an unwelcome double chin. Through a careful series of injections, Dr. Hernandez is able to destroy the stubborn fat cells and achieve a beautifully sculpted appearance.
Kybella Before & After Results*
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Injectable treatments have become a popular staple in cosmetic enhancement—already a go-to for treating lines and wrinkles. Kybella now gives men and women an injectable solution for a double chin, blasting away the unwanted fat cells with no surgery and little to no downtime.
Kybella is a great option for men and women who struggle with excess fat beneath their chins despite a healthy lifestyle. Submental fat can often become resistant to diet and exercise and may cause an otherwise healthy man or woman to appear overweight. Dr. Hernandez recommends Kybella for patients with good skin but who are unhappy with a puffy or full appearance of the chin due to stubborn fat.
Kybella is administered through a series of injections made along the underside of the chin. Dr. Hernandez will use a specially designed template to mark the exact injection points for a well-balanced reduction of the submental fat.
Kybella is formulated with a naturally occurring molecule known as deoxycholic acid. When injected, the deoxycholic acid gradually destroys fat cells while the surrounding cells and tissue remains unharmed. Over time, your body naturally flushes out the treated fat cells causing the pocket of fat to gradually shrink. Kybella also stimulates your body’s collagen production to help tighten the treatment area as the fat disappears.
Because Kybella is non-surgical, most patients will be able to get back to their regular treatment with little or no downtime. Some bruising and swelling at the injection site is normal, but should fade over the first few days after treatment with Dr. Hernandez.
Depending on your specific goals and the amount of submental fat, Dr. Hernandez will typically recommend a series of 2-4 Kybella sessions at 4-6 week intervals for the best results. Patients who have been treated with Kybella are able to enjoy long-lasting results with a continued healthy lifestyle. Once the fat cells are gone, they will not come back.
Ready to discuss your own Kybella treatment? Give our San Antonio office a call to schedule your consultation with Dr. Elizabeth Hernandez Cardona.