Kybella San Antonio | Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jose Barrera, MD

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What causes the double chin deformity?

A double chin is caused by submental fat around the neck which creates a wrinkle or visible neck crease between the chin and the neck. A double chin defomity can be treated by surgical and non-surgical procedures. The goal of the procedure is to improve the cervicomental angle or chin to neck line. A new non-surgical injection has been approved by the FDA for treating the double chin. Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jose Barrera, MD now uses Kybella San Antonio for treating the double chin.

How is submental liposuction performed?

Submental liposuction San Antonio is performed under sedation. Using liposuction canulas, the submental fat causing the double chin fullness is suctioned with artistic neck sculpting to improve the neck angle. Submental liposuction may be performed as a solitary neck lift procedure or in combination with tightening of plastysmal neck bands. The submentoplasty operation has a profound effect in tightening the neck while improving the neck angle and removing submental fat.

When is a facelift indicated?

A facelift is performed by San Antonio Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jose Barrera, MD when there are jowls or significant laxity of the neck skin which warrants a more profound neck lift and midface lift.

Are there Non-Surgical Neck Lift procedures to improve submental fat fullness and the double chin?

A new FDA improved medication has been introduced in the United States to treat submental fullness. Kybella is a medication made of deoxycholic acid which can be injected to improve the appearance and contour of the neck. Excess fat in the are of the neck can have an early aging effect causing a displeasing appearance in the neck. The submental fat in the double chin deformity won’t improve with diet or exercise.

How does Kybella San Antonio Work?

Kybella is made of deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is found in the body as a chemical which naturally breaks down fat. Kybella is injected by San Antonio Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jose Barrera, MD precisely in the double chin and submental fat. Kybella helps your body remove unwanted fat from the chin and neck area and results in an better neck line. Kybella is a non-surgical procedure which can be a permanent solution if you maintain normal body weight.

Do I need to lose weight first before trying Kybella San Antonio?

You do not need to lose weight prior to being treated with Kybella San Antonio. Maintaining a normal body mass index is always recommended for good health and healing.

How much does Kybella cost San Antonio?

Kybella cost San Antonio varies depending on how many syringes are necessary for treatment. Most patients require 3 -4 treatment sessions with a cost of $300 per syringe. A typical cost for treating the double chin using Kybella is about $3000. In comparison to submental liposuction cost and neck lift or facelift cost San Antonio, Kybella may be more affordable to treat the double chin.

Contact Texas Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery to learn about whether Kybella San Antonio is right for you at Dr. Jose Barrera, MD, Facial Plastic Surgeon.

Potential Kybella Side Effects Disclosure

Serious side effects associated with Kybella San Antonio are rare but may include trouble swallowing, nerve injury that can cause an uneven smile or faical muscle weakness. The most common side effects with Kybella injections include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the injection areas. Call your healthcare provider if you are experiencing sides effects from Kybella.

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