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A Refined Profile With No Downtime

A double chin can make an otherwise toned and balanced face appear older or less defined than it really is. Surgery may not be the ideal solution for those with this concern, also known as submental fat.

Kybella stands as the sole injectable treatment endorsed by the FDA, targeting the reduction of submental fullness through the elimination of fat cells within the treated region.

Kybella at Andrew Smith, MD, FACS, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Andrew Smith is a certified Expert Injector committed to providing stunning results with Kybella in Irvine, CA, at his well-appointed office. Dr. Smith uses a blend of technical skill and artistry to provide unmatched aesthetic outcomes. Dr. Smith and his team prioritize the well-being and satisfaction of their patients and create customized treatment plans tailored to individual needs and goals.


What is Kybella?

Kybella is made with deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance that can be found in our bodies. Deoxycholic acid plays a pivotal role in breaking down and absorbing dietary fat. When Kybella is precisely injected into problematic areas of excess fat, like submental fat, often referred to as a double chin, it triggers the destruction of fat cells. These targeted fat cells are then naturally metabolized by the body.

Kybella vs Neck Lift

While the end goal is similar, these approaches differ significantly in their methods, invasiveness, and outcomes. Kybella is a non-surgical treatment used to eliminate stubborn submental fat. It is minimally invasive and requires little to no downtime. Kybella gradually destroys fat cells over several sessions, with results becoming noticeable after a few treatments. A neck lift involves making incisions, repositioning or removing excess skin, and sometimes tightening muscles to achieve a more youthful and defined neck contour. A neck lift provides more immediate and dramatic results but is a surgical procedure requiring anesthesia, incisions, and recovery time, usually involving some bruising and swelling.

Benefits of Kybella

This treatment is a non-surgical option that can eliminate a double chin as well as address stubborn pockets of fat elsewhere in the body. Watch fat melt away and regain your confidence. With Kybella Irvine patients enjoy great advantages, including:

  • Eliminate double chin
  • Flatten small deposits of stubborn belly fat
  • Remove fat in the back or bra area
  • Reduce puffy fat around the knees or elbows

Kybella Candidates

Kybella has earned FDA approval as a safe and effective non-surgical alternative to more invasive options like surgery or liposuction and is suitable for those with mild to moderate submental fat. Many people who want to get rid of stubborn fat pockets are good candidates since this is a low-risk procedure.

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Consultation and Preparation

At a consultation, we will discuss any relevant health history along with your aesthetic goals to determine if Kybella is the best option for you. Prior to your appointment, we will provide you with detailed preparation instructions.

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The Kybella Procedure

During your treatment, Dr. Smith will prep the treatment area and then precisely inject the Kybella serum for the most optimal results. Typically, these appointments take around 15 to 30 minutes.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

There is no required downtime after treatment, although you may have some tenderness or swelling. Kybella results happen gradually over time; generally, optimal results are seen around four to six weeks after your treatment sessions.

Why choose Andrew Smith, MD, FACS, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery?

With over two decades of experience in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Andrew Smith, MD, FACS, has honed his skills to deliver exceptional results, including Kybella treatments. His expertise covers a wide range of procedures, from facial rejuvenation to breast augmentation to extensive reconstructive surgery. Dr. Smith has been recognized as a top doctor by RealSelf, Top Beauty, and L.A. Magazine and is an Expert Injector. Dr. Smith and his team are dedicated to top-quality patient care and outstanding aesthetic outcomes.

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Schedule Your Kybella Consultation at Andrew Smith, MD, FACS, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Today

Call us today at (949)-653-7000 or message us online to book your consultation. Kybella is administered over a series of sessions tailored to improve your profile. Whether you have a moderate amount of fat under your chin—or a bit more—schedule your Kybella consultation to find out if Kybella is right for you.

Kybella FAQs

Kybella injections are typically not considered painful, but you will feel a slight pinch. If needed, we can use a topical anesthetic cream to provide added comfort.

Treatment with Kybella is considered very safe, especially when administered by a trained professional. Possible but rare side effects could include bruising, swelling, or trouble swallowing.

At our practice in Irvine Kybella is considered permanent since the fat cells are destroyed. However, future weight gain could cause submental fat to return.

Yes! Kybella is often combined with other treatments, including dermal fillers and laser skin rejuvenation.

The cost of Kybella varies depending on how many initial sessions are needed.

Contact Andrew Smith, MD FACS Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Irvine, Orange County to schedule your consultation.

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