Many men and women have a double chin that they can't seem to get rid of through diet and exercise alone. A double chin not only often makes you look heavier than you really are, it can also contribute to signs of premature aging.
While liposuction is a safe and effective means of reducing excess chin fat, some people would prefer a non-surgical approach. This is where Kybella comes in. It is a non-surgical injectable treatment that is FDA-approved for reducing submental fat under the chin.
If you are interested in an injectable fat reduction treatment, call Michael Omidi, MD, today at 310-281-0155 to schedule your Kybella consultation. Dr. Omidi serves patients throughout greater Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, including Beverly Hills, Pomona, Apple Valley, and Encino.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is an injectable treatment that destroys fat cells through the use of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body. It has been proved to be both safe and effective, and was FDA-approved in 2015. Dr. Omidi has been performing Kybella treatments since it was first approved for use in the USA, and is familiar with where to place the injections for the safest and most optimal results.
Kybella also has an added benefit of natural skin tightening effects, so that patients who undergo this treatment achieve a more contoured and youthful jaw line.
What Is a Kybella Treatment Like?
Most patients will need two to three Kybella treatments for best results. During your treatment, Dr. Omidi will perform a series of injections in strategic locations designed to give natural and beautiful results. Each treatment takes only around 15 minutes, and requires no anesthesia. Patients may request a topical numbing agent for comfort, however.
Recovery following a Kybella treatment generally takes two to three days, during which you may experience swelling and bruising. Most patients tolerate recovery very well, and you can take the following steps to help manage the swelling and bruising:
- Keep your head elevated as much as possible
- Refrain from strenuous exercise or activity
- Use arnica to help with bruising
- Use over the counter medication to manage any discomfort
Many patients choose to have their treatment done over a long weekend to accommodate recovery. No bandages are necessary, but you may choose to wear a scarf to disguise the swelling.
Why Choose Kybella?
There are many benefits to having a Kybella treatment, including:
- Permanent results
- No anesthesia
- Minimal downtime
- No surgery required
- Minimal side effects
- Reduce fat and tighten the skin at the same time
Fat cells eliminated by Kybella will not return. However, this does not mean you should abandon your healthy lifestyle. If you gain a significant amount of weight, it is possible that the remaining fat cells under your chin will enlarge and you will develop a double chin again. The best way to ensure your Kybella results are permanent is to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Dr. Omidi performs all Kybella treatments himself, unlike some practices where it would be delegated to a physician's assistant or nurse. This way, he can ensure that each patient receives the highest quality of care and is personally taken care of.
Schedule Your Kybella Consultation
If you would like to reduce your double chin without surgery, call Dr. Omidi today at 310-281-0155 to schedule your consultation. We serve patients in Beverly Hills, Pomona, Apple Valley, Encino, and surrounding areas of southern California.