2015 introduced us to numerous advancements in cosmetic treatments and products. Among the most impressive developments is Kybella, an injectable solution that helps reduce submental fullness—commonly referred to as a “double chin.”
One of the first providers in the country to offer Kybella to his patients is board certified plastic surgeon Henry F. Garazo, MD, FACS.
Dr. Garazo carefully vets new technology and products as they emerge so he can offer his patients safe options and optimal results. After reviewing Kybella and seeing the results it was delivering, he knew he wanted to offer this new product to patients who want to reduce fat without surgery.
“The chin, jawline, and neck are a concern for many of my patients because these areas of the body are exceptionally difficult to tone,” said Dr. Garazo. “Previously, options for improving neck contour or reducing pockets of fat were limited to surgical procedures, such as neck lift surgery or submental liposuction.”
Kybella is a one-of-a-kind solution formulated with deoxycholic acid, which is the naturally occurring molecule that assists the human body in breakdown and absorption of fat. “Over the course of up to six treatment sessions, Kybella works by destroying persistent fat cells,” explained Dr. Garazo. “Once the cells have been disrupted, the body naturally metabolizes them and the patient sees a noticeably slimmer and more youthful chin profile.”
Patients in general good health who are hoping to reduce a moderate to severe amount of fat under the chin can benefit from treatment with Kybella. Up to six treatments spaced at least one month apart may be performed, though many of Dr. Garazo’s patients are pleased with their results after just two to four sessions.
“Kybella is going to be a wonderful solution for many patients,” said Dr. Garazo.
For more information, please visit Kybella.