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It’s unfortunate, but sometimes exercise and diet aren’t enough to get rid of stubborn, unwanted fat. This can be especially true of fat accumulated under the chin which can make us appear heavier, older, and more out of shape than we really are. And worse yet, face massages and chin exercises don’t work for everyone, so many of us feel out-of-luck when it comes to having a chiseled jawline or elegant neckline unless we brave going under the knife. Now, however, there is a non-invasive answer to permanently eliminated the dreaded double chin: Kybella.

Kybella is the only FDA approved injectable treatment that destroy fat cells in targeted areas like under the chin to permanently improve your profile.

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How does Kybella work?

Kybella is unlike any other non-invasive fat reduction treatment out there. Unlike liposuction which literally vacuums up the fat cells or CoolSculpting which uses controlled cooling to freeze away fat cells, Kybella dissolves fat cells from the inside out. Kybella uses deoxycholic acid which is a naturally occurring molecule that the body uses to breakdown and absorb fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys the fat cells which results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. And because these cells are permanently destroyed, the treated areas will no longer be able to store or accumulate unwanted fat for good.

diagram highlighting what Kybella treats including significant fullness under the chin (double chin) due to excess fat accumulation

Diminish Your double chin with Kybella

Kybella treatment is relatively quick and painless. Before your injections, Dr. Lacombe or one of our other trained clinicians will provide local anesthesia to ease discomfort. It will take some time for the anesthetic to kick in, but afterwards you should feel minimal to no pain. During the procedure, your provider will perform multiple small injections under the chin. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have as well as your desired cosmetic goals. The whole process should take roughly 15-20 minutes in total.

Since everyone’s chin profile is different as are their cosmetic goals, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Dr. Lacombe or one of our other trained clinicians will work with you to determine the appropriate number of treatments necessary to achieve your end result. Most patients require anywhere from 2 to 4 treatments spaced at least 1 month apart for optimal results.

Recovery after your treatment

After your treatment ends, you can return to your daily routine with minimal recovery and very little downtime. Some patients experience swelling, bruising and redness at the injection site(s), but this should dissipate within a few days. If you experience any discomfort, apply an ice pack to the treated areas.

Again, because Kybella destroys the targeted fat cells, results are permanent meaning once your sessions are complete, you won’t need to seek further treatment.

Get Rid of Your Double Chin for Good with Kybella at Artemedica

Dr. Lacombe has devoted his 28 year career to helping Santa Rosa residents reach their facial plastic surgery goals. In fact, he co-authored Lasers in Aesthetic Surgery which is considered a standard must-read textbook for aspiring plastic surgeons. Dr. Lacombe is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). Many men and women in Santa Rosa and throughout Sonoma County choose Dr. Lacombe as their plastic surgeon of choice because of his experience, his skill, and his passion for helping his patients.

If you are interested in Kybella injections or other cosmetic injections, please fill out the form below or contact our Santa Rosa (707) 577-8292 or Healdsburg (707) 415-8888 offices for your free consultation.

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Roderic Wallace Trusts Dr. Victor Lacombe

“Probably one of Dr. Lacombe’s greatest assets is his intuitive understanding of what it takes to create a very natural yet aesthetically pleasing result. In my case, a brow lift opened up my eyes, a subtle lift to the tip of my drooping nose dealt with the negative effects of gravity, a small chin implant balanced a newly sculpted neck and stronger jaw line… yes, a number of procedures done at one time, but oh so worth it in the long run. I can enthusiastically endorse Victor as one of the finest plastic surgeons around.*”

*Individual results may vary

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