Kybella is the first and only nonsurgical neck liposuction approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Kybella is made with deoxycholic acid, a natural substance in the body that breaks down and absorbs fat. When Kybella is injected into the submental area( the part of the neck under the chin), the fat cells are destroyed. Dr. Clinton Webster, a plastic surgeon in Oklahoma City, is trained in this new technology and can eliminate a patient’s double chin without surgery and minimal recovery time.
Dr. Webster tailors every patient’s Kybella treatment plan to suit their needs. After assessing the patient’s chin, neck, and profile, Dr. Webster will perform a series of injections in the comfort of her on-site minor procedures room. The patient will be able to leave immediately after the procedure and resume their normal activities.
Patients should expect to have temporary swelling, bruising, mild pain, redness, and numbness for up to 1 week after their treatment. Results will start to appear from 1 week to 1 month after their treatment. Patients may receive up to 6 treatments at least 1 month apart until their best results appear.
Each session of Kybella costs from $1,200 to $1,500, depending on the amount used during the treatment. After the first follow up appointment, Dr. Webster will discuss the approximate amount of sessions that may be needed to see their best results.
Once the Kybella treatments have destroyed the existing fat cells in the submental area, they are gone. However, patients should maintain a healthy, stable weight after the procedure to prevent weight gain in other areas.
Kybella has been approved by the FDA, scientists have performed over 20 clinical studies, and over 1,600 patients have been treated with Kybella. Patients should disclose their full medical history to Dr. Webster during their consultation, including any current medications, herbs, and supplements. Kybella is not approved for use in patients under 18 years old and should not be used outside the neck and chin area.
Kybella neck liposuction and traditional neck liposuction are both effective and similarly priced, but Kybella does not involve surgery, general anesthesia, or a lengthy recovery. Dr. Webster will discuss both methods during the initial consultation and help the patient determine their best treatment plan.