Dr. Glenn Vallecillos, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, recently commented on the effectiveness of Kybella injections for treating submental fullness (commonly referred to as the double chin).
According to a release by Dr. Vallecillos, in over 20 clinical trials, more than 1,600 patients received treatment with Kybella. These patients reported improvement in both their appearance and emotional outlook regarding their new profile. Dr. Vallecillos advises, "Patients who are basically healthy but suffer from submental fullness despite regular exercise and a balanced diet may be good candidates for Kybella treatments."
"The active ingredient in Kybella occurs naturally in the body," says Dr. Vallecillos. "This acid helps the body break down and absorb fats. Injecting Kybella into the treatment area destroys those fat cells. More than half of my facial plastic surgery patients complain about fat beneath the chin, which we call submental fullness. Kybella's FDA approval and extensive clinical trials, combined with the non-invasive nature of the technique, make it a procedure I fully support."
The cost of Kybella is typically between $1,000 and $2,000 nationwide.