Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after Plastic Surgeons in Palm Beach for patients who desire Kybella. This product helps restore a youthful and defined neck by reducing or eliminating the unwanted double chin. Having a double chin can create the appearance of being overweight, tired, and unhealthy. Kybella is an alternative for patients who want improved neck and underchin contour without the need for surgery. Dr. Rueda is well known for his unique and novel technique for injection that minimizes bruising. He performs these injections guided by a special machine that helps the needle avoid any veins in the face and thereby greatly reduce the chance of bleeding or bruising.
HOW DOES KYBELLA WORK?
Kybella’s active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, a substance that is naturally present in the digestive system. It is made and processed synthetically and packaged for injection with syringes. This substance is injected into the fatty tissue under the chin and destroys the fat cells in the area. The elimination of fat cells and fat leads to a decrease in the bulgy appearance of the neck (common known as double chin).
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Good candidates for Kybella have good skin quality under the chin along with excess fatty tissue (double chin). Those with excess neck skin and muscle are not good candidates for this procedure.
There is no specific age that is required to receive cosmetic benefits of Kybella. Most patients seeking treatment are ages 25-60 years old.
Kybella is very safe and has obtained FDA approval for its use to treat double chin. The most common side effects include swelling, redness, pain, and numbness in the treatment areas. These are temporary and commonly resolve in a few days.