Many men and women are bothered by the unsightly double or triple chin, which may occur due to excess accumulation of fat tissue below the chin. Liposuction is an established cosmetic surgery procedure for chin fat reduction, but some patients may want to avoid elective surgery. Kybella injectable treatment is now available to all such patients who want to reduce chin fat without having to undergo invasive surgery.
Dr. Farah Naz Khan is a board certified female plastic surgeon providing advanced surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Khan will recommend Kybella injectable procedure to suitable candidates for chin fat reduction. She provides Kybella to patients in Dallas, Texas, and surrounding locations.
FDA Approved Treatment
Kybella injection treatment for the cosmetic reduction of moderate to severe fat pockets below the chin was approved by the FDA in 2015. With this approval, Kybella has become the first and only injectable procedure to be approved by the FDA specifically for cosmetic chin fat reduction. Patients seeking a non-surgical alternative to liposuction cosmetic surgery for removal of submental fat may consider Kybella.
Various scientific studies and clinical trials have been performed to successfully demonstrate the safety and efficacy of Kybella chin fat reduction. At the same time, favorable reviews from both patients and treatment providers have added to the fast-growing popularity of this procedure. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Khan receives patients from Dallas, Texas and nearby areas for Kybella injections.
How does Kybella Work?
Kybella’s main active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally produced substance in the human body. This biochemical promotes the fat absorption process in the body. When this active agent is injected into the affected fat tissue layers below the chin, it triggers cell membrane disruption in the fat cells. As a consequence, the fat cells slowly get eliminated from the area.
Patients should note that Kybella is a powerful injectable treatment, and it should only be performed by a qualified and trained provider. If administered wrongly, Kybella injections can cause unintended destruction of surrounding healthy tissue in the chin area.
How to Choose a Provider?
Amy G. Egan, M.D., M.P.H., deputy director of the Office of Drug Evaluation III in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research says that Kybella injections should only be offered by licensed medical professionals. Prior to the procedure, the provider should inform the patient about the potential risks and complications associated with the Kybella drug.
The patient should also be made aware that Kybella treatment has been approved by the FDA only for the treatment of fat in the submental region. Its applicability for other fat pockets in the body is yet to be established.
Kybella injections should be placed directly into the fat tissue under the chin. One treatment session will usually involve multiple injections, and up to six treatment sessions can be scheduled for a patient. Each treatment session should be spaced at least four weeks apart. The Kybella drug should not be mixed or diluted with other compounds.