Melt Away Your Double Chin
Conveniently located to serve the areas of Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Calabasas, Malibu, Agoura Hills, and Camarillo Dr. Azar is proud to offer the world’s first injectable double chin treatment in Thousand Oaks. Your body naturally produces deoxycholic acid, a specific form of bile acid, to aid in the absorption of fat. An artificial version of this chemical serves as the active element in Kybella injections. After being injected, the acid destroys the fat cells in the area under the chin, preventing it from storing fat. A licensed medical professional must administer your Kybella injections since deoxycholic acid may potentially result in damage to additional cells during the course of treatment.
Kybella injections are a safe, quick, and non-invasive alternative to liposuction, which can be time-consuming and take longer to recover from. The procedure can be done in about 10-20 minutes and does not require any significant downtime afterward. As post-procedure swelling lessens in the coming days and weeks, you will begin to see your slimmer, more lifted under-chin area. You do need to be prepared to have swelling in the neck area for up to 2 weeks that could be visible, but clothing may be used to cover up the degree of swelling.
Tighter Skin Under Your Chin
The best candidates are adults who are at least 18 years old and have moderate to severe fat under their chin. You might not be a good candidate if you have excess neck skin, if you've had facial surgery, are considering getting it, have swallowing issues, are pregnant or nursing, or have an infection or other medical problem around the injection site.
See Results Fast
Dr. Azar uses a special marker to identify the injection sites before the surgery and may use a topical numbing agent or an ice pack to reduce any pain or discomfort. Patients may receive between 20 to 30, and up to 50, injections under the chin. In the weeks that follow, your body will gradually break down the fat cells that the acid has been gently destroying. Depending on the patient, a different number of treatment sessions may be required. It's probable that multiple treatments will be necessary to achieve the best outcomes. With Kybella, you are only permitted a total of six treatments, with a one-month minimum gap between each one.
No Downtime Necessary
Patients may experience some degree of swelling for up to a 2 weeks after treatment. Most people bruise at the injection sites, but this is easily concealed by cosmetics and will go away in a week or two. The treated area may be tender for up to two weeks after treatment; ask your doctor about an over-the-counter pain reliever.
A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Azar develops innovative surgical techniques and is dedicated to providing exceptional outcomes.
Get Back to Looking Great
For most patients, additional treatments are necessary to achieve the desired aesthetic results with Kybella. In clinical studies, many participants treated with Kybella reported visible results after two to four treatments. In 59 percent of cases, six treatments were required. After the deoxycholic acid has destroyed the fat cells in the submental region, the results should be long-lasting. It is not anticipated that any additional treatment will be necessary because the fat cells will no longer be able to store fat.
Redefine Your Look
If you would like to find out about Kybella, request a consultation with Dr. Azar at his office near Westlake Village. Or you can call our office at (805) 373-7073 and one of our knowledgeable, friendly staff members will schedule your appointment.
Most people report feeling a little burning sensation for a few minutes following each injection. Dr. Azar may apply numbing cream and ice packs prior to your injections to minimize discomfort.
Rare but severe reported side effects include thinning of the facial muscles, an uneven grin, trouble eating, and nerve damage. Our staff will discuss these with you so you can feel comfortable with understanding them before proceeding with treatment.
Because Kybella is a cosmetic procedure, health insurance will not cover it.
Dr. Kouros Azar, founder and medical director of Azar Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, is an attentive listener, a devoted surgeon and doctor, and a highly-skilled biomedical engineer. He matches his patients with the best possible treatments by drawing on his extensive expertise, compassion, and research skills. Make an appointment with Dr. Azar now to discuss your rejuvenation options.