There are some parts of the body where no amount of dieting and exercise can seem to shift unwanted fat effectively, and the underside of the chin is one such area. A double chin can make us feel extremely self-conscious about our profile and, because of the prominence of this area, it can be an extremely difficult feature to disguise by any means. However, now there is a proven non-surgical solution for the treatment of a double chin for patients who do not wish to undergo submental liposuction.

Kybella™ is an FDA-approved injectable that can improve the appearance of adults suffering from submental fat, that is, fat below the chin. Injected in small amounts over a targeted area, Kybella destroys fat cells permanently, allowing patients to experience dramatic improvements in the reduction of chin fat for a slimmer and more toned look, resulting in an effective double chin reduction. Controlled inflammation, a natural result of treatment, also provides a lifting and tightening effect in the area, resulting in a much more attractive neck and chin contours, as well.

Corey S. Maas MDTM of The Maas ClinicTM was among the first in the world to safely and effectively treat patients using Kybella, as one of the lead investigators for Kybella clinical research trials, and as one of San Francisco’s leaders in facial rejuvenation. For Kybella results you’ll love, schedule your consultation with San Francisco’s best board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Maas.

What is Kybella made of and how does it work?

Kybella is composed of deoxycholate, a naturally occurring organic compound that can be found in the body. When injected into concentrated pockets of fat, such as in the submental area, Kybella degrades the membranes of fat cells, while leaving adjacent cells unaffected. As lipolysis (the breakdown of the fat cells) occurs, it sets up an inflammatory response where macrophages and the lymphatic system work to eliminate these newly destroyed cells.

Inflammation that occurs when the lipids are released into the tissues further improves the skin by tightening treated areas for a very natural-looking result that develops quickly and lasts.

How long does Kybella last?

The adult body contains a finite number of fat cells. And once these cells die, the body does not regenerate them. This natural physiological phenomenon means that areas treated by Kybella can enjoy considerable and permanent fat-reduction results — provided that you maintain a stable and healthy weight post-treatment. If you gain substantial amounts of weight after treatment, you will experience fat accumulation in other body areas that have not been treated by Kybella. Therefore, it’s essential to stay healthy after you’ve had your injections to enjoy the fit, toned and contoured look you wish to obtain from treatment.

What areas of the body can Kybella treat?

Kybella is an effective, clinically-verified and FDA-approved treatment for the reduction of submental fat, the stubborn fat that naturally accumulates under the chin and which can pose a nagging and obvious cosmetic concern. Dr. Maas is one of the most experienced Kybella providers in the world, which gives his patients the assurance of having personalized and satisfying results with the ultimate in long-term benefits.

While Kybella has thus far only been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of submental fat, Dr. Maas understands the extensive advantages the treatment can offer patients. Dr. Maas has led the medical community in the safe application of Kybella in other areas of the body where unwanted fat has negatively impacted individuals’ contours and confidence. For example, Dr. Maas has successfully used Kybella to treat irregularities left behind by CoolSculpting and liposuction, giving patients enhanced results, safely.

When skillfully applied, Kybella can also be a safe and effective fat-reduction treatment in a wide variety of body areas beyond the chin area, including:

  • Abdomen
  • Bra Bulge
  • Hips
  • Back
  • Thighs
  • Regions affected by cellulite

Dr. Maas is actively involved in clinical trials which explore the many benefits that Kybella offers for the reduction of cellulite and improvement of lipocytic concerns, as well. Patients who wish to reduced cellulite should schedule an appointment with Dr. Maas right away to learn more about this treatment and start reaping the benefits now.

If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, you can contact The Research Center at The Maas ClinicTM. Dr. Maas is currently seeking men and women who have uneven skin tone as a result of cellulite or a prior liposuction procedure.

To qualify, prospective patients must:

  • Be an adult, male or female, between 18 and 55 years of age and
  • Have cellulite and/or fatty areas which are the result of a prior procedure, such as liposuction

Selected patients will have access to FDA-approved treatments for problems with cellulite or lypocytic deformities, under Dr. Maas’ direct supervision.

What happens during and after a Kybella treatment?

Multiple small injections will be made just below the skin surface into the deeper fatty tissues that are being targeted. A template will be used to mark out the exact areas the injections will be placed. Once the injections are complete, you will be free to return home.

You will be provided with a compression garment to reduce swelling in the first few days of treatment and also to help you achieve optimal results in fewer treatments.

If you cannot wear the compression garment throughout the day, we strongly encourage you to wear it at night to promote your results.

How many Kybella treatments are needed to see results?

This depends entirely on how much unwanted fat needs to be dissolved. For patients who have heavier hanging necks, up to four or five sessions may be needed in order to achieve optimal results. Other patients may see great results in just a single treatment.

Is Kybella painful?

Although 30 to 50 injections or more may be performed in a single treatment session, most patients find the procedure to be extremely comfortable. The needle used in Kybella treatments is among the thinnest available. Also, Dr. Maas prioritizes patient comfort.

Since there is often a slight burning sensation associated with the drug, the doctor will often add a small amount of lidocaine to the Kybella solution to reduce any pain you may feel to the greatest extent possible.

Are there any side effects to Kybella?

You may experience a few, temporary side effects which include bruising, swelling, pain and some minor numbness after having Kybella. A small subset of patients may suffer more dramatic swelling underneath the neck. As a general rule of thumb, the more Kybella is injected, the more swelling you are likely to experience. You may have a longer recovery with a larger dose of Kybella, but you will also enjoy a more substantial improvement in the treatment area. You can always opt for a smaller dose if that is what you feel comfortable with and it meets your needs.

Kybella has minimal downtime. After your Kybella treatments, you are free to return to your work or social schedule right away, provided you feel comfortable doing so. Any symptoms you may have can be conveniently concealed but, in any case, should subside within two weeks. The effects of Kybella do vary from individual to individual, however, so you may be able to enjoy your results and active lifestyle sooner.

Dr. Maas and the caring staff of The Maas ClinicTM will always ensure that you are fully informed about the options, risks and benefits of this treatment — or any treatment you receive at The Maas ClinicTM — during your in-person consultation with us. Improper placement of injections can lead to side effects such as skin ulcers or sores forming. Rest assured that Dr. Maas will take great care to ensure that your Kybella injections are placed with great precision so as to avoid facial nerves or muscle tissue and prevent any unwanted complications during or after treatment.

Kybella with Corey S. Maas MDTM at The Maas ClinicTM

It is imperative to choose an injector with the necessary experience and training to reduce the possibility of side effects from your Kybella treatment. In addition, only an injector with a great deal of knowledge about how to apply Kybella skillfully to treat your unique concerns can give you the tailored and attractive results you seek. The best treatment will not give you the results you seek if your doctor is not also extremely qualified.

Dr. Maas was a principal investigator in the study of Kybella, administering over 300 treatments at his San Francisco clinic before it was available nationwide. We are proud to be experts in the use of this injectable to help our patients achieve the best possible results.

Call Corey S. Maas MDTM at The Maas ClinicTM now at (415) 567-7000 if you are ready to learn more or begin your Kybella treatments. You can also use our quick and convenient online form today.

Don’t let another day slip away not looking your best. Dr. Maas can give you a look you’ll love today. See you soon!

The information about Kybella was reviewed by Corey S. Maas MDTM. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.

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