If you want to lessen the appearance of your double chin, tighten up your neckline, or simply gain confidence when taking a photograph, Kybella® may be the answer for you.
Kybella in Jacksonville, FL
Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery is proud to be at the forefront of the latest FDA-approved treatment for the removal of chin-fat with the Kybella injectable. Our board-certified plastic surgeons and Nurse Practitioners are among the first in the Jacksonville area to be trained to inject this revolutionary product.
Say Hello to Kybella, and Say Goodbye to Your Double Chin
Kybella is an FDA-approved treatment that is used to improve the appearance of submental (under the chin) fat. Comprised of deoxycholic acid — a molecule that occurs naturally in the body to help digest fat — Kybella is injected directly into the chin area to cause the permanent destruction of fat cells.
Kybella vs. Liposuction
Kybella and traditional neck liposuction are both effective and similarly priced, but there are some key differences. Kybella does not involve surgery, general anesthesia, or a lengthy recovery.
This makes it preferable to many patients; however, Kybella isn’t always the right choice for everyone.
Your provider will discuss both Kybella and liposuction during the initial consultation to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs.
Kybella at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery
What sets Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery apart is our continuing education, our national trainers on staff, and our Care Teams. We also offer convenience (with multiple locations) and customization for each unique patient (with 18 providers). Specializing in both surgical and non-surgical procedures like Kybella, we have earned a reputation for achieving excellent results. If you’re in the Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, or Ponte Vedra Beach, FL area and you’re considering Kybella, we welcome you to contact us to book your consultation.
Kybella Treatment Details
Our providers personalize every Kybella treatment plan to suit each patient’s unique needs. After assessing your chin, neck, and profile, the practitioner will administer a series of injections in the comfort of our on-site minor procedures room. You will be able to leave immediately after the procedure and resume your normal activities.
Recovery and Results
You can expect to have temporary swelling, bruising, mild pain, redness, and numbness for up to one week after a Kybella treatment. Results will start to appear from one week to one month after your session. Patients may receive up to six treatments (spaced at least one month apart) until the desired results appear. Once the Kybella treatments have destroyed the fat cells in the submental area, they are permanently gone. However, you will need to maintain a healthy, stable weight after the procedure to prevent weight gain in other areas.
Candidates for Kybella treatments
If you’re in the Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, or Ponte Vedra Beach, FL area and you’re interested in Kybella, it may be the perfect procedure for your aesthetic concerns. Those who make the best Kybella candidates are those who:
- Are over the age of 18
- Are bothered by their double chin
- Are not obese
- Have good skin quality with adequate elasticity
- Understand that Kybella is not a weight loss procedure
- Have realistic expectations for what Kybella can do
Is Kybella Safe?
Kybella has been approved by the FDA. Scientists have performed over 20 clinical studies, and over 1,600 patients have been treated with Kybella.
Please disclose your full medical history during your consultation to ensure that Kybella is safe for you to use. This includes any current medications, herbs, and supplements.