Kybella: Say good-bye to the double chin today!
We are very excited to be among the first practices in Illinois offering Kybella which is a FDA-Approved injectable which allows for the removal of submental fat (double chin). The procedure is entirely non-invasive, with little to no recovery time, no surgery and minimal risks. Dr. Geldner, our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, was chosen as a key investigator prior to FDA approval.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is identical to deoxycholic acid which is produced in your body. Deoxycholic produced in the body helps the body absorb fats.
How does Kybella work?
Kybella is a cytolytic drug, which when injected into fat tissue, will physically destroys fat cells.
Am I a good candidate?
To know if you are a good candidate, you must have some pinchable fat in your submental area (double chin) area. Prior to any treatments, Dr. Geldner performs a detailed analysis that includes the identification of your anatomical landmarks, a detailed analysis of your double chin fat and a medical review to make sure you are an appropriate candidate and also understand the expected course following treatment.
How many treatments does it take?
Most patients to obtain excellent results by 2-4 treatment sessions. Patients who have larger fat deposits may require additional treatments.
How long does it take to inject Kybella?
The procedure is an in-office set of injections. The typical procedure takes 15 to 30 minutes.
Is Kybella safe?
In the hands of a well-trained plastic surgeon that is trained in the anatomy of the area, yes. According to a press release from the FDA, the safety and effectiveness of Kybella for treatment of submental fat were established in two clinical trials which enrolled 1,022 adult participants with moderate or severe submental fat. Participants were randomly assigned to receive Kybella or a placebo for up to six treatments. The results showed that reductions in submental fat were observed more frequently in participants who received Kybella versus placebo.
What are the most common side effects of Kybella?
The most common side effects of Kybella include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
Why should I see Dr. Peter Geldner for my Kybella treatment?
Dr. Geldner is one of a few hundred physicians that were hand selected by Kythera, the company which manufactures Kybella, to partipate in the initial study.
I am very interested in this, what should I do next?
As with any procedure in our office, a consultation is critical in determining if you are a good candidate for this procedure. Call our office at 312-981-4440 to schedule your consultation.