Excess pockets of fat under the chin create the appearance of the double chin and make it difficult to wear certain clothing styles. Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, treats people living in and around Birmingham and Mountain Brook with Kybella® to reduce the fat and reveal a more contoured neckline. Dr. Core is the first in Alabama to be trained in using Kybella®.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is a recently FDA-approved injectable that breaks up submental fat deposits under the chin. It contains a non-animal, non-human derived version of deoxycholic acid – a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps the body break down fat cells and absorb excess fat. It is injected directly into the fat cells at which point it dissolves the fat, so it is naturally removed. The fat can no longer accumulate underneath the chin once the fat cells are destroyed.
Benefits of Kybella
Kybella is the first FDA-approved injectable meant to target excess fat under the chin. It also provides the following benefits:
- Long-lasting results
- More contoured jawline
- Little to no discomfort
- Quick treatment
- No downtime or recovery
Who is a Good Candidate for Kybella?
Kybella is not for everyone but is most effective in patients with consolidated fat deposits and fullness underneath the chin.
Patients who have a lot of loose and hanging skin (“turkey neck”) are not good candidates for this procedure because Kybella is not intended to remove skin.
However, patients who have this problem may be candidates to have a neck lift procedure by Dr. Core.
How Do I Prepare for My Kybella Treatment?
There is no preparation needed for Kybella treatments except for arriving at your appointment with a freshly washed face if possible.
What is Involved in My Kybella Treatment?
As the first plastic surgeon in Alabama to use Kybella on his patients, Dr. Core is well trained in knowing how to correctly inject it to achieve the best look.
Once it is injected into your excess fat, it is massaged so that it can begin breaking down the fat cells.
What to Expect After a Kybella Treatment
Kybella® works by breaking down fat cells so fat cannot accumulate. Following your treatment, you may return to work or your normal activities. Any redness at the injection sites resolves itself within a day.
When Will I See the Results from Kybella?
It takes a few weeks for the results to be noticeable as the fat cells take some time to break down. The results from Kybella are long lasting and should look natural.
How Much Does Kybella Cost in Birmingham?
The cost for Kybella varies with each patient based on the extent of the area to be treated and whether other treatments are done at the same time. We can go over the costs with you as well as payment and financing options. In addition to accepting cash, checks, and credit cards, we offer financing through CareCredit®.
Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, provides MedSpa services to people living in and around Birmingham, Mountain Brook, and across the Southeast to diminish the signs of aging and enjoy a younger appearance. Contact Dr. Core’s office today to schedule your consultation!