Kybella®

kybella long island | Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants

Get rid of your double chin without surgery! Dr. Duboys, one of the first individuals to be trained in the proper usage of Kybella is now offering the new treatment in his Huntington, New York office.

What is Kybella?

kybella long island | Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants Kybella  (deoxycholic acid) is an FDA approved injectable for the treatment of moderate to severe submental fullness.
Kybella received FDA approval in April, 2015 after years of study in which 1,022 individuals received treatment for their submental fullness for moderate to severe submental fullness.

Alternative treatments to kybella

In the past, prior to Kybella submental fullness was treated by a surgical procedure such as liposuction or a neck/face lift. Today, similar results can be obtained by the use of Kybella.

Is Kybella safe?

Kybella as well as any surgial or non-surgical procedure carries risks.  An individual following treatment may experience transient redness numbness or muscle weakness, swelling, bruising, difficulty swallowing all of which usually resolve on their own within a brief period of time.  Additional information may be found here.

The kybella procedure

Dr. Duboys first injects local anesthesia in a under your chin after having carefully identified the area to be treated.  A grid pattern is applied in order that the injections be carefully spaced and the area evenly treated.  Next, a series of painless injections is performed with a small needle.

Kybella Results

kybella long island | Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants Tightness and swelling is usual after treatment and may last 1-3 days.  Additionally, while extremely rare, you might experience slight difficulty in swallowing due to the swelling.  Discomfort is quite common following treatment that can usually be managed with Advil or Motrim.

Swelling and bruising are quite common and resolve within 5-7 days.  Following this, you will begin to see improvement in the appearance of your neck/chin

How many treatments of Kybella will I need?

That depends,  minimal submental fat may be treated in 1 session, however the average individual will require 2-4 treatments at 1 month intervals.

What if I have a lot of skin redundancy?

A certain amount of skin retraction will take place with kybella treatment.  However, not all skin laxity will improve.  Frequently skin redundancy may be treated by alternative modalities.  Please be sure to ask Dr. Duboys about any concerns you might have.

Who is not the ideal candidate?

You may not be able to receive Kybella treatment if you have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Pregnancy
  • Cold sores
  • Open wounds
  • Allergies
  • Immunocompromised individuals
  • Individuals with autoimmune disease

How expensive are Kybella injections?

Pricing varies depending upon the amount of submental fat to be treated and the number of sessions required. During your complimentary consultation, an exact cost will be given.

Schedule a Consultation

If you would like more information on Kybella, contact our Long Island office today! Call (631) 423-1000 to schedule a consultation with Long Island plastic surgeon Dr. Elliot Duboys.