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No one wants to have to deal with a “double chin,” but if you have excess fat around your neck and lower face that makes you appear heavier than you actually are, what can you do? For a long time, people have sought plastic surgery procedures to get rid of the infamous double chin. These procedures can be rather invasive, leave some scarring, and may not produce the results the person was looking for in the first place.

But recently, a new procedure has emerged that allows people to get rid of their double chin without having to go under the knife. It’s called Kybella, and we’re going to cover everything about the procedure to give you a better idea of what you can expect should you choose to have it done. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Arslanian offers Kybella in Atlanta, GA at Arslanian Palstic Surgery.

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Double Chin Reduction

What is Kybella?

Kybella is a nonsurgical injectable treatment to reduce your submental fat, commonly known as a double chin. It’s the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for this purpose.

Kybella is the commercial name for synthetic deoxycholic acid which is naturally produced by your digestive system to help break down fats so they’re more easily digested. Kybella in Atlanta is a popular choice because it has a lower recovery time than surgery and therefore fewer risks. Kybella shots are also an option for people who aren’t good candidates for facial plastic surgeries like liposuction or a neck lift. 

With Kybella, the deoxycholic acid absorbs and disintegrates the fat cells underneath the chin. Rather than having to go in and scoop or suck out the fat, the destroyed fat cells are eliminated through the body’s natural excretory processes. The result is the restoration of your more sculpted natural profile in just a few weeks, with no knives required.

What are the benefits of Kybella?

Given the non-invasive nature of the treatment, there are many benefits of getting Kybella in Atlanta. Some of them are listed below: 

  • Low or no downtime
  • No discomfort from surgical incisions
  • Easier way to target the submental section
  • Natural process
  • No need to be repeated
  • No maintenance needed

Who are the best candidates for Kybella?

Kybella in Atlanta is an accessible treatment. That being said, there are still certain characteristics that the best candidates possess. Some are listed below: 

  • Must be an adult
  • Healthy, stable body weight
  • No excess sagging neck skin
  • Not obese
  • Have reasonable expectations
  • No underlying medical conditions
  • Maintain a healthy diet and exercise

First Steps

What’s the first step?

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During your consultation, Dr. Arslanian and his team will provide you with everything you need to know about the Kybella treatment. He will decide whether or not you are a good candidate for Kybella or if a surgical procedure is a better option. You will then walk through the process and receive instructions before and after the treatment. Dr. Arslanian will decide how many injections will be required and give you a projection of what you can expect your results to be.

From there, you can move forward with the simple Kybella procedure right there in the office. After a consultation with Dr. Arslanian to assess whether you are a good candidate, Kybella™ can be administered right in the office with little to no discomfort. Some patients may require 2 or more sessions spread out over 4-6 weeks to achieve the result they are looking for. However, once complete, the results are long-lasting since Kybella™ destroys the fat cells so that they can not come back. If you are ready to schedule your consultation, please contact us now so you can get started on your road to a more sculpted facial profile!

What to expect on the day of a Kybella treatment

The first step in the Kybella treatment is to thoroughly clean the area and surrounding region. Dr. Arslanian will then draw a special grid from your chin to your collarbone, which will provide him with the exact injection locations.

Then, Dr. Arslanian will infect the Kybella into the designated points. The number of injections will be decided based on how much fat is in the area as well as its location. A numbing agent isn’t required but can be provided upon request.

The entire treatment process will only take 15 to 20 minutes. There typically is no recovery time required, although it may be best to rest immediately after the procedure in case there is some swelling. Simply icing the area will take care of any swelling or discomfort. From there, you can feel free to resume normal activity.

Dr. Arslanian will decide how many treatment sessions are required to get the results you are looking for, but it will usually be no more than two to four sessions. If multiple sessions are suggested, they will be set at least a month apart. The good news is that once treatment is complete, the fat will never return to your neck area because the treatment destroys your fat cells.

Kybella recovery

Because Kybella is a natural procedure that utilizes your body’s metabolism to help break down the fat cells, the treatment can produce long-lasting results. The fat cells in the area are destroyed, meaning they cannot grow back in the area that was treated.

 Any minor swelling and/or bruising will resolve itself within a few days of the treatment.

Kybella Cost

How much does Kybella cost in Atlanta, GA?

Your cost for Kybella treatment will depend on how many injections and how many sessions are required to achieve your desired results. Dr. Arslanian and his team will come up with an estimate during your consultation process that will be set against what they expect to be your treatment plan. But note that the plan can be modified as you begin to see results. Any supplementary procedures will come at an additional cost.

Financing may be available for some patients to help you with the up-front costs. If you’d like to learn more about Kybella treatment or to schedule a consultation, please give us a call at (678) 894-9200 or fill out the online consultation form.

Doctor Arslanian | Arslanian Plastic Surgery Atlanta
Doctor Arslanian | Arslanian Plastic Surgery Atlanta

Why choose Arslanian Plastic Surgery?

Arslanian Plastic Surgery is reputed for its excellent patient care. Founder and double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Arslanian has built a practice that is a busy mix of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to help patients from all over the Metro Atlanta area. A Kybella treatment is part of their regular course of work and so, you will have the comfort of dealing with experience.

A graduate of SUNY Geneseo College, Dr. Arslanian obtained his medical degree from the University at Buffalo. He completed one of the most rigorous training programs in General Surgery at one of the prestigious Harvard Hospitals: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. During his residency he discovered his passion for plastic surgery: both cosmetic and reconstructive. He then decided to perform another 3 years of specialized training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University, an epicenter for plastic surgery in the United States.


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If you’d like to correct your upper arms’ appearance from flabby to toned or reduce the signs of a double chin, a Kybella treatment from Dr. Arslanian at Arslanian Plastic Surgery in Atlanta can produce just the desired results.

To schedule your one-on-one consultation, please contact our office at (678) 894-9200 to request an appointment, and a helpful member of our team will reach out to you and help you take the first step toward a more youthful appearance!

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