Frederick G. Weniger, M.D., F.A.C.S. in Bluffton, SC is pleased to announce he is now offering Kybella. He is the first within Allerganís local sales territory to be trained in Kybella procedures. This up-to-date procedure treats submental fat, beneath the chin, by an injection that destroys fat cells.
This is a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment for such fat. It has good results and is relatively safe with no need for anesthesia.
Genetics, aging, diet, or a combination of these factors can cause submental fat. A liposuction or neck lift is often not needed to erase these signs. Kybella is injected like Botox. It is an injection of deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule that occurs naturally in the human body and helps to break down fat.
The procedure only takes 15 to 20 minutes. Multiple monthly injections are needed to achieve the optimal look. This can vary from three to six sessions.
Only minor side effects can be expected. There may be some swelling and tenderness, as well as temporary numbness from the place of injection. These are usually resolved within a few days and can be treated with ice and ibuprofen in the meantime. Patients are able to return to their normal routines immediately afterwards.