Meet the Doctor
Dr. Mike Majmundar’s practice is unique in that it focuses exclusively on plastic surgery of the face, head and neck. As a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, his complete approach to facial aesthetics promotes healthy skin, youthful contours, and natural results, without appearing “done” or artificial.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an FDA approved medication used to destroy fat cells in the neck, commonly referred to as a double chin.
Is it nonsurgical?
It is a nonsurgical treatment performed in the office without any anesthesia and takes less than 30 minutes to perform. No pain medicine is required after the treatment and individuals can drive themselves home immediately afterwards. It is the nonsurgical alternative to neck liposuction.
Who’s a candidate?
The best candidates are individuals with excess neck fat without excess neck skin. Kybella only destroys fat cells, it doesn’t improve sagging skin that sometimes accompanies a double chin, nor does it tighten loose skin.
If you have loose skin, you can still use Kybella; however, a tightening procedure may be needed to prevent the loose skin from sagging after the fat has dissolved.
How many treatments are required?
Kybella is an injectable treatment and requires anywhere from 2 to 4 sessions 46 weeks apart for the best results. The entire treatment usually takes 3 months. On average, 2 vials are required per treatment.
What are the side effects?
Kybella is an acid and, in addtion to destroying fat cells, it can rarely also effect nerves, glands, and muscle. Kybella should only be injected by a specialist who understands the specific anatomy of the neck to avoid injury to other nearby structures.
Kybella is an injectable treatment but we inject it with one of the smallest needles on the market so bruising is rare. Kybella does create some inflammation and swelling after the treatment.
This is a good thing as the body needs to be able to absorb the fat cells destroyed by each treatment. Swelling usually lasts 710 days. The more fat you have, the more swelling you can have, but, again, this is a good thing as we want our bodies to absorb the destroyed fat cells.
The more fat that’s destroyed per treatment, the quicker you will achieve the desired result.
Allergic reactions are unusual as the medication, deoxycholic acid, is a natural occurring substance made by your liver to remove natural dietary fat.