As an ExpertInjector™, Dr. Steven Yarinsky is part of an elite group of board-certified plastic surgeons that specializes in administering cosmetic injectables like KYBELLA®, facial fillers, and BOTOX® Cosmetic. This title also means Dr. Yarinsky only performs injectable treatments that are FDA-approved and always are obtained directly from the manufacturers to provide you with safe, effective products. He is dedicated to providing these state-of-the-art solutions with exceptional care to help you achieve the most beautiful, natural-looking results possible. At Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, only Dr. Yarinsky administers your KYBELLA®, in contrast to other practices where nurses and physician’s assistants may be your injector. Your result benefits from his over 25 years of experience and expertise in plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine.
KYBELLA® is an innovative new cosmetic injectable that reduces fullness under the chin, commonly referred to as a “double chin”. The advanced formula is FDA-approved to reduce submental fullness (excess fat under the chin), creating a more contoured profile. In the past, this fat accumulation could only be treated with liposuction. KYBELLA® is composed of a manmade version of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring chemical present in everyone’s body that aids in digestion inside our intestine by breaking down and therefore assisting in the absorption of dietary fat. By injecting small amounts of this same substance beneath the skin into the targeted area of fullness, excess fat tissue will dissolve and be permanently removed from the body through natural metabolic processes.
The KYBELLA® Procedure
By utilizing a very fine needle, Dr. Yarinsky will carefully administer KYBELLA® to the problem area under the chin. The entire process is a relatively quick, in-office treatment, taking approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete. A local anesthetic is given first to make this procedure virtually painless. While there is typically no downtime following KYBELLA®, it is normal to experience minor tenderness or pain, swelling, bruising, and/or numbness, redness, and firmness. These common side effects should fade and disappear within the first couple of days to weeks after each treatment.
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Results from KYBELLA® are long lasting, if not permanent. Depending on your needs, Dr. Yarinsky recommends a series of two to five treatment sessions, spaced at least 30 days apart. It may take several months after your last treatment to reach the final result. Once you have achieved your desired outcome, you shouldn’t need to have additional KYBELLA® treatment sessions in the future since the results are permanent. KYBELLA® may eventually be used “off-label” to treat other areas of undesirable fat accumulations.
Other Treatment Options for Submental Fat or a “Double Chin”
Some patients are better candidates for removing submental fat with liposuction or truSculpt™ non-surgical radiofrequency fat removal treatments. Dr. Yarinsky will provide you with recommendations for the best treatment to match your lifestyle and expected results at your consultation.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Yarinsky
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your “double chin” and would like to learn if you are a good candidate for KYBELLA®, please contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Yarinsky.