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Excess fat under the chin is often referred to as submental fullness, the technical term for a double chin. Your changing profile can be caused by weight gain, the effects of aging, sun damage, and your overall genetic makeup. If you are looking to dramatically improve your moderate to severe fat below the chin, Kybella in The Woodlands at SGK Plastic Surgery can offer a more contoured and lifted appearance.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA-approved non-surgical treatment that can minimize the appearance of a double chin. The active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When Kybella is injected into the target area beneath your chin, fat cells are dissolved over the course of the treatment period.

What are the benefits of Kybella?

Kybella is a minimally invasive treatment developed to treat a double chin. Surgical procedures can be painful and have much longer recovery times. With Kybella, patients experience long-lasting results with a beautifully-contoured jawline, restoring a more youthful balanced look to the face.

Kybella in The Woodlands, TX

Am I a good candidate for Kybella?

Comprehensive, Personalized

Kybella treatments work for a wide range of men and women. If you are unhappy with the look of excess submental fat, you may be a candidate for Kybella in The Woodlands, Conroe, and Spring TX area. When considering treatment, there a few things to consider:

  • Works well on submental fat, rather than weight-related fat
  • A good option for those not ready for surgery or have medical conditions that prevent surgery
  • Not recommended for anyone who is currently pregnant
  • Good skin elasticity is important

What can I expect during treatment?

Before beginning any treatment at SGK Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kim will meet with you to discuss your treatment and answer any questions you may have. Treatment plans are customized to fit the unique needs of each patient. When treatment begins, the area of your chin will be cleansed, and injection areas will be marked.

You can expect to receive a series of tiny injections, anywhere from ten to thirty, depending on the severity of your submental fullness. Following the injections, the fat cells are destroyed and are slowly absorbed into the skin.

Why choose SGK for your Kybella treatments?

The success of a Kybella treatment can largely depend on the experience of the staff. When deciding where to go for your next procedure, make sure to select a med spa that focuses on creating the most aesthetically pleasing, natural look based on your skin care goals. A double board-certified surgeon, Dr. Sugene Kim is a highly respected and exceptionally skilled plastic surgeon in The Woodlands area. Her warm and genuine bedside manner and her ability to get to know and understand her patients’ individual needs have been noted by all who have walked through her med spa.

Kybella FAQ's

Does a Kybella treatment hurt?

The process is not painful but can be uncomfortable. Kybella injections will include a lidocaine anesthetic, but you may feel some slight pinching with each injection.

When can I see the results of my Kybella treatment?

Results with Kybella will take a bit of time and patience. Once the fat cells begin to dissolve, your chin will begin to look more sculpted and contoured. Most patients start to see improvement with their submental fullness around three to four weeks. After a series of treatments, your improvements will become quite noticeable.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments will vary depending on the patient and how much submental fat they have. To achieve optimal results, most will need four to six treatment sessions. Treatments can be scheduled thirty days apart.

How much time should I plan for a Kybella treatment?

A Kybella treatment can be completed in 15 to 20 minutes.

Sugene Kim, MD

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