Gone are the days when your only option for getting rid of that dreaded double chin was through an invasive liposuction or facelift procedure. Now you can minimize submental fullness (chin fat) with Kybella®, a revolutionary injection. As aesthetic specialists, Nita Chatterjee, MD and Arabinda Chatterjee, MD can contour your jawline with this advanced treatment. Schedule a Kybella consultation at Medical Cosmetics of Connecticut in North Grosvenor Dale, Connecticut by calling the clinic or by booking online.
Kybella contains a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in your body involved in breaking down and absorbing fat.
When Kybella is injected directly into fat deposits, it destroys fat cells. Once those fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
Kybella is proven to be effective for improving your chin profile and defining your jawline. Currently, Kybella is FDA-approved only for submental fullness under your chin, not for other areas of the body.
Usually, a single treatment session involves a series of injections, depending on your chin fullness and desired outcome. You can safely go through six treatment sessions, each spaced at least one month apart.
While you may start noticing an improvement in your profile within a few weeks of your first treatment session, most men and women find that they have a more dramatic improvement after two to four sessions. In clinical studies, almost 60% of Kybella patients received all six treatments.
Some areas under your chin might be a little more sensitive than others. It’s normal to feel slight stinging or burning with the injections, although you shouldn’t be in severe pain. During your consultation, tell Dr. Chatterjee if you’re worried about pain or discomfort.
You may benefit from a topical numbing cream, which is applied 20-30 minutes before your Kybella injections to numb the area thoroughly. It’s also helpful for some patients to numb the area with an ice pack for 10-15 minutes beforehand.
Because Kybella involves simple injections, you don’t need to make any special preparations (unless you choose to numb your skin).
You should let Dr. Chatterjee know about any medications you’re taking, including over-the-counter varieties. Some of them, including ibuprofen and acetaminophen, can increase your chances of bruising afterward.
The team at Medical Cosmetics of Connecticut offers free, no-obligation Kybella consultations. Book your appointment by calling the office, or by using the online scheduling feature.