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If you have a double chin, you might be considering a neck lift or neck liposuction, but we may have another option. Kybella® is a revolutionary injectable treatment that targets the fat under the chin and along the jawline. Richmond Plastic Surgeons offers Kybella® for men and women in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding areas of Virginia.

What is Kybella®?

Kybella® is one of the most innovative injectable treatments available. The product contains a special enzyme that is found inside the digestive tract. The enzyme is responsible for metabolizing fat so that it can be eliminated by the body. Researchers found a way to adapt the enzyme into an injectable cosmetic product. When administered into the fat of your double chin, the enzyme goes to work and begins to permanently destroy the excess fat cells. You simply watch your double chin gradually disappear.

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Benefits of Kybella®

Chin fat reduction with Kybella® offers the following benefits:

  • Reduce and eliminate your double chin without surgery
  • No downtime
  • Gradual improvement
  • Permanent fat elimination

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Kybella®?

The ideal candidate for our Kybella® treatments is someone who has adequate skin elasticity and excess fat in the area that begins under the chin and extends to the top of the throat. If you are not a good candidate for Kybella®, our plastic surgeons may recommend a neck lift or neck liposuction.

Before & After

What Do I Need to Do Before Having Kybella®?

Because Kybella® is the first product developed for chin fat reduction, few medical professionals have the experience needed to properly administer the product. Our board-certified plastic surgeons are specially trained and experienced in the treatment. Scheduling a consultation at Richmond Plastic Surgeons is the best way to ensure that your treatments produce the best possible results.

What Should I Expect During My Kybella® Treatment?

Our Richmond Kybella® treatment is administered using a very fine needle. Multiple injections are needed, so we may apply a topical numbing agent to the area before the injections. No downtime is needed, and you can resume your activities right after the appointment. You may have some pinpoint bleeding and tenderness around the injection sites.

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Will I Have Scars After Getting Kybella®?

You will not have scars as a result of your Kybella® treatments.

When Will I See the Results?

The best results are achieved with three to five treatments that are scheduled at one-month intervals. After each treatment, the fat will begin to gradually disappear.

What Are Possible Complications of Kybella®?

Although rare, complications may develop after your Kybella® treatment.

  • Infection
  • Nerve and muscle damage
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Redness

Some patients also notice a lumpy texture to the skin for up to three weeks after the Kybella® injections.

How Long Will the Results of Kybella® Last?

The best part of your Kybella® treatments is that the fat is permanently destroyed. You may still develop fat around your neck and on your face.

How Much Does Kybella® Cost in Richmond?

Kybella® is elective and not covered by insurance. After your consultation, we provide a detailed cost so that you can review your budget and be prepared to pay for the procedure. We accept several payment options, and financing is available through CareCredit®.

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