Say Goodbye to Your Double Chin

If you’ve been thinking about double chin reduction, Kybella® can make a dramatic difference. This injectable treatment has been FDA approved to address this common concern. Kybella is a version of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance that is found in all of our bodies to help break down and absorb fat. When injected into the submental area, Kybella dissolves fat and improves the overall appearance of the neck, chin, and profile. 

Why Patients Love Kybella

  • Reduces a double chin non-surgically
  • Better defines the chin and neck
  • Non-human-derived and non-animal-derived 
  • No anesthesia, incisions, or recovery period needed
  • Treatments are quick, simple, and convenient (15-20 minutes)
  • Long-lasting results (sometimes permanent)
  • Boosted self-esteem and confidence 

Why Choose Kybella?

No matter what your overall weight may be, small fat deposits in the area can continue to linger, making you appear heavier than you really are. Even those with toned bodies may still struggle with unwanted fat deposits in the submental area.

Kybella can remove this unwanted fat, making you appear both younger and thinner. Kybella can help provide the contours that you want, improving your confidence and comfort in your body. It has been widely studied, with over 2,600 patients participating in over 20 clinical trials.

The Science of Kybella

Kybella is administered as an injectable directly into the double chin. There, its unique composition of deoxycholic acid helps the fat deposits in the area to melt away, giving you a slimmer and more contoured jawline and neck. Unlike traditional methods to treat excess fat under the chin, no liposuction or surgical lift is necessary. Once injected, Kybella instantly begins to work.

Deoxycholic acid is naturally produced in our digestive system to help break down and absorb dietary fat. When Kybella is injected directly into the fatty area in the submental region, it destroys the membranes of local fat cells. This is followed by the body’s natural process of healing. Within 4-6 weeks after your Kybella treatment, the fat cells are gone via the body’s lymphatic system. 

Kybella is a permanent solution that doesn’t wear off with time.

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Your Kybella Consultation

When you first meet with Dr. Parakh, you may feel anything from nervous to embarrassed to excited. No matter what you may be feeling, Dr. Parakh will put you at ease. She is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive qualifications and experience in cosmetic procedures of all kinds, including Kybella. 

She will listen carefully to your aesthetic concerns regarding the appearance of your neck and chin area, and you can go over your goals for the procedure. She will also review your health history and any medications you are taking. Using all this information, Dr. Parakh will develop a personalized treatment plan just for you. 

She will also give you an overview of the recovery period and risks associated with Kybella, as well as expectations for the post-treatment period.

At your consultation, you can make an appointment to get started right away if you decide to proceed.

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Dr. Shwetambara Parakh: Among the Very Best in Plastic Surgery

Dr. Parakh has established herself among the very best in the realm of plastic surgery. Her credentials, honors, and awards include the following:

  • Double board-certified in plastic surgery and general surgery
  • Member of ASPS (The American Society of Plastic Surgeons)
  • RealSelf ✓Verified Doctor and Top Doctor
  • Member of The NJSPS (New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons)
  • ExpertInjector®
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • NewBeauty Top Beauty Doctor
  • A Castle Connolly Top Doctor®
  • CoolSculpting® Verified Practice
  • Bergen County’s Top Doctors 2022 by Bergen magazine

Can Kybella be Used Anywhere Else Besides a Double Chin?

Kybella has only been FDA-approved for use on a double chin. Its formulation is designed to be effective on small, concentrated areas of fat. Research is proceeding into future areas of treatment for this effective formula.

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What to Expect During a Kybella Treatment

When having a Kybella treatment, some people may find the injections painful. In this case, the area below your chin could be numbed with a topical anesthetic in order to improve your comfort.

Once your skin is properly numbed, a temporary tattoo dot grid will be applied to help guide Dr. Parakh.

There will be 10-50 injections, which take around 10 minutes. The majority of patients find Kybella to be a tolerable treatment without too much discomfort. However, you may feel a slight burning sensation as Kybella is administered. Please let Dr. Parakh know if you’re uncomfortable at any time.

After treatment, the submental area will be dressed in a compression garment. 

How Many Kybella Treatments are Needed?

Many people undergo several Kybella treatments to achieve the best results. Dr. Parakh will work with you to create a customized treatment program, and she will advise you on the amount of treatments you’ll need to achieve your goals. Once your series of Kybella treatments is complete, you will never need to receive Kybella again, as the results are permanent. Visible results usually occur most strongly after 2-4 Kybella treatments. For maximum results and satisfaction, up to six sessions of Kybella (administered monthly) can be delivered.

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Downtime and Side Effects

Although there is no physical downtime with Kybella, you may need some social downtime while your face is wrapped. The most common side effects of Kybella treatment are temporary swelling, bruising, and discomfort.

There is a possibility for more serious side effects like injuries to the jaw causing weakness in the area, but these are very rare. Most people simply describe the area feeling tender for a few hours following the procedure. In general, pain and swelling decrease over ongoing treatments.

Who Makes a Good Kybella Candidate?

Kybella is a great choice for those who have firm skin below the chin with excess fatty deposits in the area. This treatment is designed to eliminate a double chin rather than loose skin. Because a double chin often cannot be eliminated by diet or exercise, Kybella is an innovative and welcome option to treat this type of fat. Over 79% of patients who receive Kybella treatments report satisfaction with their new profile as well as the visual and emotional effect of the change.

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Why Choose Parakh Plastic Surgery?

Kybella can help to improve and even eliminate the appearance of a double chin. This non-surgical treatment is both effective and natural in appearance. If you’re interested in learning more about this treatment, we welcome you to contact us today to set up your consultation.

Dr. Parakh and her team create the compelling results you deserve through naturalistic, effective enhancement. We believe you deserve to look and feel your best. That’s why we focus on personalized care, never adopting a cookie-cutter approach — so treatment plans and outcomes are highly individualized. 

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