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Even active individuals at a healthy weight may find excess unwanted fat below the chin or in the neck area. This “double chin” is often the results of genetics and can remain in place regardless of a healthy lifestyle. In addition, patients will often find that increased fat is stored in lower parts of the face or below the chin as they age, resulting in the appearance of a “turkey neck.” While surgical procedures like liposuction were once the only option for these common concerns, Kybella is now available for a safe and effective injectable procedure. Phoenix, Arizona patients may choose Dr. Christian Paquet for their Kybella injections.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an injectable product intended to reduce submental fullness, or the appearance of a “double chin.” Kybella uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which works to destroy fat cells where it is injected. This effectively reduces fat in the treatment area for an improved contour and increased definition. 

Candidates for Kybella 

Most patients who have unwanted fat below the chin or in the neck area are good candidates for Kybella. Those who would typically consider neck liposuction may also consider Kybela injections for a less invasive procedure. Kybella can be effective for patients concerned about a double chin, “turkey neck,” or poor definition of the jawline. Kybella candidates should be at a healthy and stable weight before pursing the treatment. Patients should also have adequate skin elasticity to prevent loose or sagging skin following the treatment. Before undergoing Kybella injections, Dr. Paquet will review your health history and examine the treatment area. 

The Kybella Procedure 

After thoroughly cleansing the treatment area, Kybella is injected using tiny needles. This allows for a quick and comfortable procedure which can be completed in our office. Most patients receive between 20-50 injections during a single Kybella treatment session. Multiple treatment sessions are necessary to achieve ideal results. Patients may undergo up to six total Kybella injection sessions to achieve the results they are looking for, though most patients reach their goal results within 2-4 treatments. Kybella injections should be scheduled approximately 4-6 weeks apart. 


“I decided to get a consultation for a facelift at 52 because I wasn’t liking how my face was aging. I wanted to feel pretty again. After meeting Dr. Paquet I knew he would be the right choice because he and the staff were so thoughtful and thorough. I couldn’t be happier with my results. I would recommend Dr. Paquet to anyone thinking about this procedure.”


Recovery After Kybella Injections 

Kybella does not require downtime, but some side effects can be expected. These include swelling, redness, bruising, numbness, or pain. Side effects should subside within one to two weeks of your procedure and usually last just 2-3 days. Dr. Paquet will give you instructions for care after your injections, such as avoiding strenuous activity, alcohol consumption, or direct sun exposure. 

As the deoxycholic acid in Kybella begins to break down fat cells, results will gradually emerge. Final results are not seen until several weeks after the final injection session. Dr. Paquet can explain reasonable expectations during your consultation. Once results have taken effect, they should be permanent. 

Ready to take the first step?

Contact us today if you are ready to take the first step or have any questions! Schedule a consultation with Dr. Paquet by contacting us online or by calling us directly at 602-726-6310.


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