Kybella®Author: Dr. Gordon Sasaki
KYBELLA® is the first and only FDA approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin by physically destroying fat cells. The destroyed fat cells are naturally absorbed by the patient’s body. The treatment is done in a series of injections to the targeted area. Patients may require up to six treatments to achieve the desire results.
Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”, is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition. It can impact a broad range of adults, including both men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight changes, and is often resistant to diet and exercise alone.
WHAT TO EXPECT
KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”.
You and Dr. Sasaki will design a treatment plan tailored to help you improve your chin profile. During your treatment sessions, Dr. Sasaki, or his registered nurses will administer KYBELLA® into the fat under your chin using multiple injections. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart.
Dr. Gordon H. Sasaki
Triple Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Few plastic surgeons can match Dr. Sasaki's combination of expertise, compassion, and experience. He's a distinguished educator and a renowned innovator whose work and research have influenced a generation of plastic surgeons. Dr. Sasaki will work with you to make the improvements you desire.
HOW IT WORKS
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
The doctor or his registered nurses will decide how many treatments you need. Once the desired aesthetic response is achieved with KYBELLA®, retreatment is not expected.
Before receiving KYBELLA®, tell Dr. Sasaki, or his nurse about all of your medical conditions, including if you: have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin; have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck or chin; have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area; have had or have trouble swallowing; have bleeding problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Are you ready to discover all the ways Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center in Pasadena can enhance your appearance and confidence? Request a consultation using our online form or call (626) 796-3373 for an appointment.Back to Top