What is Kybella®?
“Submental fat” is more commonly known as a “double chin,” that pesky neck wattle that doesn’t seem to go away, no matter how much weight you lose. Kybella® is an FDA-approved, injectable, permanent treatment proven to reduce submental fat, and is now offered at Janiga MDs.
The submental fat pocket located under the chin is an annoyance for both men and women, and it cannot be easily corrected by diet and exercise alone. As a non-surgical alternative to liposuction or neck lift, Kybella® is composed of the same material found in the gallbladder that digests fat in your G.I. tract.
When injected under the skin into the fat pocket of the chin, Kybella® breaks up fat cells, ultimately causing the fat pocket to shrink. The injections are placed about one centimeter apart, and the number of injections needed is based on the size of the fat pocket as well as the patient’s desired results. Kybella® can be performed in less than 30 minutes in our Reno/Tahoe offices and does not require anesthesia.
Currently, Kybella® is only approved for submental fat reduction and cannot be injected into any other area of the body. At least two to three treatments are required for full effectiveness to be achieved.
Dr. Jennifer Janiga
Kybella® is a non-surgical method for reducing the “double chin” excess skin on the neck.
At Janiga MDs, Dr. Timothy Janiga specializes in plastic surgery and Dr. Jennifer Janiga specializes in dermatology, giving their practice a unique, comprehensive perspective on their patients’ cosmetic needs in the Reno, Nevada area.
Recovery & Results
Mild to moderate discomfort is common for up to an hour following the procedure, you may experience swelling and bruising for a few weeks.
Once you’ve undergone your full treatment of Kybella® injections, fat cells are lysed, and will not return, resulting in a tighter, more youthful neck, chin and jawline.
Schedule a Consultation
Kybella® treatments are performed in the Janiga MDs Reno offices, and the procedure generally takes about 15 to 30 minutes. Because it is a non-surgical treatment, there is no recovery time and patients can return to normal activities right after the procedure.
For more information or to set up a consultation with Dr. Jennifer Janiga or Darci Page, NP-C, please send us an email or call 775-364-0224.