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Kybella in Miami, FL

Excessive fat under the chin creates the appearance of a double chin, which can affect the aesthetics of the face and cause self-consciousness. Many people struggle to get rid of a double chin with diet and exercise alone, as fat cells in this area can be extremely stubborn. Fortunately, Dr. Anthony Bared, a renowned Miami plastic surgeon, offers non-surgical Kybella treatments to resolve double chin issues and restore his patients’ confidence. 

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About Kybella

Patients notice a slimmer, tighter chin contour after the series of treatments is complete.
Patients notice a slimmer, tighter chin contour after the series of treatments is complete.

Kybella is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the appearance of the chin and jaw by reducing submental fullness (that store or accumulate fat). The procedure is non-surgical and minimally invasive, requiring only a series of simple injections to safely destroy unwanted fat cells. 

Once the Kybella solution is injected into the chin area, the deoxycholic acid starts working. This bile acid, a naturally occurring molecule found in the human body, destroys excess fat cells and helps absorb dietary fat. Over the course of several weeks, the body naturally removes the destroyed cells, thinning the area. 

Patients notice a slimmer, tighter chin contour after the series of treatments is complete. Because the results appear gradually, the skin has time to retract and tighten, creating an extremely natural and contoured appearance. Most patients are thrilled by their slimmer profile and experience enhanced confidence in their appearance. 

I am honestly extremely happy with how the procedure went and the current results. I am looking forward to seeing how everything looks when the swelling goes down. The pain was very minimal, and the whole experience with everyone was great.

  • Real patient

The Kybella Procedure

The Kybella procedure is relatively straightforward. Each appointment should last no more than 15-20 minutes. Dr. Bared performs the procedure at his comfortable plastic surgery center in Miami, FL. 

You should come to your Kybella sessions with a clean face. Dr. Bared may use an antiseptic solution before the injection process to reduce the risk of infection. He may also use a marker on your chin to mark injection points that will guide him during the treatment. When relaxed and comfortable, Dr. Bared will begin the procedure.

Dr. Bared might use topical numbing products and/or ice to numb the treated area and reduce discomfort from the injections. During each Kybella session, you will receive 20 to 50 injections underneath the chin. Dr. Bared is a skilled and experienced injector, which allows him to reduce the risk of complications while maximizing patients’ results and comfort. 

After each session, the body gradually disposes of the fat cells that were destroyed by the deoxycholic acid. Patients must commit to a series of Kybella sessions in order to see satisfactory results. 

Generally, most people need up to six sessions, spaced about a month apart. This allows the body to dispose of as much unwanted fat as possible in between sessions. Your surgeon should be able to give you an idea of how many sessions you might need to reach your goals. 

Kybella treatments should be performed by a licensed and board-certified plastic surgeon. Although the procedure is simple, it is not easy to perform the injections correctly. An inexperienced or unskilled provider can make mistakes that lead to complications. If injected incorrectly, the deoxycholic acid in the product can destroy other cells in the chin area as well.

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Who Should Get Kybella Treatments?

Most healthy men and women over the age of 18 who have excess fat in the submental area are eligible for Kybella treatments. The procedure is low-risk and non-invasive, making it a perfect solution for people who are unable to reach their goals with diet and exercise alone. 

We advise pregnant women seeking treatment to postpone the procedure until they have given birth and finished breastfeeding. People with bleeding disorders should also postpone Kybella treatments until they get approval from their doctor to move forward. Dr. Bared assesses each prospective patient’s candidacy during an initial consultation. 

Are There Any Alternatives to Kybella?

There are other procedures a patient may prefer over Kybella for submental fat reduction. However, these come with their advantages and disadvantages that one must consider before making any decision. The most popular ones are:

Kybella vs Coolsculpting

Liposuction has long been the go-to for fat removal. It remains effective, yet Kybella’s appeal lies in its simplicity and quickness. While liposuction demands more time for fat elimination, a Kybella session is swift, taking about 30 minutes in-office.

Despite this, some opt for liposuction due to its shorter recovery and one-time nature, compared to Kybella’s typical need for at least two treatments.

Kybella vs Liposuction

Kybella is composed of deoxycholic acid which dissolves dietary fat. CoolSculpting employs cryolipolysis, freezing fat cells to eliminate them. Its applicator, using suction, is placed on the chin, delivering controlled cooling.

Kybella offers quicker results, whereas CoolSculpting is preferable for reduced procedural discomfort. While Kybella excels in treating smaller fat areas, CoolSculpting is more suited for larger neck and lateral regions.

Kybella Consultation

The consultation is the first step in the Kybella process. During a meeting with Dr. Bared in Miami, you will go over your goals and expectations for the procedure. Dr. Bared will examine you and ask you questions about your health history, ideal outcomes, and lifestyle. 

This is a great opportunity to get to know Dr. Bared. You should come to your consultation prepared to learn and ask questions. If you and Dr. Bared agree that you are a good candidate for Kybella, you can then schedule your first session. 

Kybella Risks and Recovery 

Because the treatment is non-surgical, there are few risks associated with Kybella. However, it is important to choose a skilled provider who understands when and how Kybella is administered correctly. It is possible for the acid in the treatment to destroy cells besides unwanted fat, leading to complications. 

Recovery after the procedure is simple. There is almost no downtime associated with the procedure and patients go back to their daily activities almost immediately. Swelling, minor discomfort, redness, and numbness are temporary and common side effects. 

Why Choose Dr. Anthony Bared

Dr. Anthony Bared
Anthony Bared, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Frequently Asked Questions about Kybella

How much does Kybella cost?

The treatment cost can vary significantly, depending on the size of the treatment area, the geographic region, and the provider. Each session will increase the cost of the overall treatment plan. Dr. Bared will discuss the costs and financing options with you at the time of your consultation. 

Is Kybella covered by insurance?

No, it is not. The procedure is classified as a cosmetic procedure, which means that it is not covered by medical insurance.

Does the treatment produce permanent results?

Yes, it does. The destruction of fat cells in the chin is permanent. However, any remaining fat cells can still expand with significant weight gain, which could affect the chin’s contours. 

Does Kybella hurt? 

Because the treatment requires many different injections at each session, the procedure can be uncomfortable without any anesthetic. Although most plastic surgeons will always administer a numbing agent before any injection procedure, you can also specifically request it beforehand, especially if you are afraid of needles. 

How long does Kybella’s swelling last?

Typically, swelling post-Kybella treatment fades within two weeks, but some may linger for a month. You might also experience numbness or skin hardening, which should naturally subside in a few weeks.

How long does Kybella take to work?

The outcomes of a single treatment typically emerge over four to six weeks. While one treatment may suffice for certain individuals, others might need four to six sessions, with six as the upper limit for any patient.

What Kybella office is near me?

If you live near Miami, FL, Dr. Anthony Bared offers Kybella among its services and is conveniently located at 6280 Sunset Dr #506, Miami, FL 33143.

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