Kybella is a treatment used for the removal of unwanted excess fat under the chin. It is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Many people struggle to rid themselves of unwanted fat cells under the chin, sometimes called a double chin. Dr. Thompson, a board certified plastic surgeon is proud to offer patients Kybella treatment at his Denver, CO practice to help them achieve their aesthetic goals.
It can be a problem area where diet and exercise can’t help, even in those that are in otherwise good shape with little fat elsewhere on their body. This can be due to a prior history of loss and gain weight, or other causes that predispose patients like genetics, the natural aging process, jaw size, and their natural neck anatomy.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment made up of something called deoxycholic acid. It is identical to a natural acid that the body uses to break down dietary fat in the treatment area. This makes it a perfect cosmetic treatment plan for dissolving unwanted or stubborn submental fat.
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Treatment with Kybella
Kybella is an injectable treatment used in the office setting. It requires little prep or time to perform and consists of several small injections for 30 minutes. You may feel a slight stinging sensation at the injection site, but most patients do not require any anesthetic. However, a topical or local anesthetic is available for those who would like to feel more comfortable during the procedure.
Once the injections are complete, you are free to return to your normal routine. Ice will be applied in the office and can be continued at home. You may notice some side effects such as mild redness, swelling, and soreness for the first week or so post the cosmetic treatment.
Why Choose Dr. Thompson
- Obtained his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
- Completed his head and neck surgical repair training at LSU Health Sciences Center
- Trained under the guidance of Dr. Frederick Stucker, world-renowned rhinoplasty surgeon and past president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
- The AAFPRS accepted Dr. Will Thompson as one of 49 surgeons to receive a sponsored Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship.
- Dr. Thompson completed his fellowship with Dr. Stephen Smith at Smith Facial Plastics and The Ohio State University
- Board Certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Faqs About Kybella
This is one of the main benefits of Kybella: the results are permanent. The destroyed fat cells that are treated by Kybella do not grow back. However, it is normal for a few fat cells to remain in the area and, if a patient regains weight, there is a risk that those cells will become larger and contribute to a fuller chin.
Each person is unique. Therefore, each person will require different amounts of injectables to achieve the desired result. Dr. Thompson has specialized training in facial plastic surgery and always strives for natural-appearing outcomes without unwanted complications. It’s important not to be overly aggressive with the treatment to avoid adverse, irreversible complications. Typically, a series of injections are spaced out over time to allow the results to be visualized before proceeding with additional injections.
Kybella is very safe in the right hands. There may be minor bruising or swelling associated with the treatment. If used incorrectly, or if too much of the product is applied too quickly, it may result in more significant complications like scaring/banding of the skin or nerve injury. That is why it’s vital to seek a specialist trained in facial plastic surgery who has experience using Kybella and understands the critical anatomy in the head and neck.
If you live near Denver, CO, Thompson Facial Plastics offers Kybella Injections among its services, and is conveniently located at 3150 E. 3rd Ave Ste. 200 Denver, CO 80206
Patients over the age of 18, who are medically healthy and not allergic to the active ingredients in the formula are good candidates.
Schedule Your Kybella Consultation in Denver
If you are interested in achieving a more defined jawline and reducing the submental fullness, call (303) 667-1474 to schedule your consultation in Denver, CO, with Dr. Thompson today!
Kybella is a treatment used for the removal of unwanted fat under the chin. It is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
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