Weight loss can improve your overall body composition, but it doesn’t always guarantee that you will lose weight from the areas that bother you the most. We are now offering a new FDA approved non-surgical cosmetic treatment at our Reno, NV and Truckee, CA practices for men and women who would like to remove the excess fat that appears under the chin area, also known as the ‘double chin’. The Kybella injection is the perfect treatment for improving the appearance of moderate to severe submental fat under the chin.
Dr. Virden is the first and only surgeon in the area to be trained on Kybella on injection techniques. His training and experience has provided him with a level of precision and skill that is essential for performing Kybella injections successfully. If you’re serious about improving your image, we invite you to meet with Dr. Virden for a complete evaluation. Request a consultation online now, or schedule an appointment by calling us today at (775) 348-9798.
About the Procedure
Kybella is a non-invasive injectable treatment used to treat submental fullness underneath the chin area. A ‘double chin’ may be caused by aging, genetics, or weight gain and is most often resistant to diet and exercise. This is a perfect option for men and women who would like to remove the excess fat under their chin non-invasively.
Kybella contains an active ingredient called deoxyholic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat cells. When a patient is injected under the chin, Kybella will eliminate the fat cells that cause the so-called ‘double chin’. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they will no longer be able to store or accumulate fat.
Reasons for Considering Kybella
Kybella is used to remove unwanted fat from areas such as the:
Dr. Virden’s Kybella Procedure
Kybella injections can be performed in office by either Dr. Virden or a registered nurse. Dr. Virden will examine your “trouble zone” area during your consultation to see how many treatments will be needed in accordance to your desired chin profile.
Injection comfort is paramount, as original studies stated that the number one complaint among patients was tenderness during injection. We provide a pain free experience, by injecting lidocaine prior to treatment.
During the treatment, Dr. Virden will inject the deoxyholic acid a series of times into the submental fat ‘double chin’ area during each treatment session. The Kybella injection is a quick and easy treatment, lasting no more than 20 minutes per session.
Some possible side effects include redness, numbness, bruising, and swelling. To reduce bruising or swelling, we recommend using Arnica, which can be purchased at our office.
A typical injection site will be painful and swollen in most patients post injections. The length of recovery will depend on how many injections were placed in the treatment area, but the recovery time is usually 2-3 days.
The results of Kybella are not immediate and usually appear gradually over the course of several months, depending on how many treatments are needed. Patients can have anywhere from 1-6 treatments, depending on submental fullness and desired outcome.