Procedures / Kybella Injection
KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection is an FDA approved non-surgical treatment for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe submental fat in adults.
Mansfield | Arlington | Fort Worth
Serving clients in Mansfield, Arlington, Fort Worth, Texas
Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center provides KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injections to clients in Mansfield, Arlington, Fort Worth, and Dallas, TX for the improvement in appearance of submental fat or double chins in non obese adults (BMI <40). KYBELLA is FDA approved as a non-surgical option for the treatment of excess neck fat and is the perfect alternative for patients not desiring to undergo liposuction surgery of the neck.
KYBELLA injections are performed in the office by Dr. Michael L. Thornton, a dual board-certified Cosmetic Surgeon, and each treatment session takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Dr. Thornton will give you a series of injections into the fat compartment under your chin during each treatment session. Following the injection, you should be able to resume your normal daily activities, but you should anticipate having swelling that may last several days. The most common treatment side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness.
The main substance in KYBELLA, deoxycholic acid, is similar to the bile acids found in your gallbladder. After KYBELLA is injected into the fat area beneath your chin, it permanently destroys the fat cells allowing your body’s own natural metabolism to clear.
For the average patient, 2 to 4 separate treatment sessions may be required to achieve maximum aesthetic results and desired chin profile. Each session is spaced approximately 4 to 6 weeks apart to allow residual swelling to resolve. After maximum aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with KYBELLA is not expected. Up to a maximum of 6 separate treatment sessions may be required based on individualized goals.
Finally, it is important to remember each session is individually customized whereby the KYBELLA dose administered and number of treatments will vary from patient to patient based upon the amount of submental fat and size of area treated.
Expertise of Dr. Michael Thornton
Dr. Michael L. Thornton is a fellowship-trained, dual board certified Cosmetic Surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Thornton was specifically trained in non-surgical aesthetic medicine, Botox, and dermal filler injections during his 12-month advanced cosmetic surgery fellowship and has successfully performed numerous non-surgical dermal filler injections. Dr. Thornton attends yearly national cosmetic surgery meetings and participates in advanced courses to offer you the latest techniques in Kybella injection and non-surgical facial aesthetic medicine.