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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.
In Chicago and Oak Brook
Dr. Geldner and our nurse injectors have performed tens of thousands of non-surgical treatments, including Kybella injections. Take a look at the results for yourself in our Before and After Gallery. You can even use our MyFavorites tool to create a collection of the results you’d like to achieve and the cases you wish to discuss during your complimentary consultation.
Kybella is identical to deoxycholic acid which is produced in your body. Deoxycholic produced in the body helps the body absorb fats.
Kybella is a cytolytic drug, which when injected into fat tissue, will physically destroys fat cells.
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.
Most patients to obtain excellent results by 2-4 treatment sessions. Patients who have larger fat deposits may require additional treatments.
The procedure is an in-office set of injections. The typical procedure takes 15 to 30 minutes.
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.
The most common side effects of Kybella include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
Dr. Geldner is one of a few hundred physicians that were hand selected by Kythera, the company which originally manufactured Kybella, to partipate in the initial study.
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.
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Learn More About Kybella
Watch a presentation that explains the procedure, preparation and recovery details.