Dr. Liu has helped thousands of individuals achieve their cosmetic goals and discover renewed confidence.
Kybella™ is a cosmetic injectable to treat excess neck fat and slack jawlines. Kybella™ injections use the active ingredient deoxycholic acid to eliminate moderate to severe fat in the neck.
Kybella™ has rapidly increased in popularity due to a number of benefits that it offers compared to previously available treatments:
This treatment is the first-in-class injectable that actually destroys fat cells, effectively shrinking your double chin. Once destroyed, the fat cells are naturally absorbed by the body and never return.
While liposuction is an effective surgical treatment for submental fat, many patients are not interested in undergoing any sort of surgical treatment. The idea of an operation can be intimidating, and the discomfort and recovery time that comes with it is not an appealing prospect.
Kybella™ is the only approved completely non-surgical injectable fat-reduction treatment. This means that there are no scalpels or incisions involved. You won’t have to deal with any frustrating and uncomfortable downtime, and you’ll be able to get back to your daily schedule right away.
Tiny needles, as many as 50 per treatment, are inserted into the fat deposits in the submental area. Once there, Kybella™ destroys fat cells by creating holes in their outer layer. Once the membrane has been broken, the body naturally metabolizes the fatty contents. As a result, this treatment can re-contour your chin and improve moderate to severe submental fullness.
Each Kybella™ treatment takes 20-30 minutes and does not require any downtime after.
It is difficult to provide pricing before a patient has had a consultation with Dr. Liu. The cost of injections can vary depending on how many injections a patient needs and how well the patient responds to the treatment. Dr. Liu believes that patients should be able to speak with their physician before experiencing any out of pocket expense, which is why consultations with Dr. Liu are complimentary.
Kybella™ is a medical-grade cosmetic injectable, and the FDA requires that it be administered by “a licensed health care professional.” Because Kybella™ is a relatively new treatment compared to Botox or other injectables, it is even more important that only properly trained medical professionals administer Kybella™.
In the hands of the wrong person, Kybella™ can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness, or death of skin cells leading to skin sloughing. Therefore, wherever you choose to have your Kybella™ treatments, Dr. Liu urges you to check the credentials and training of the doctor holding the needle.
Common side effects associated with Kybella™ treatments for double chins include:
A full Kybella™ treatment requires 2 – 6 injections, spaced roughly 6 weeks apart. Kybella™ destroys fat under the chin and in the neck, but like all related treatments, needs to be maintained. In order to achieve lasting results, you need to avoid weight gain, as any new fat may deposit under the chin and in the neck.
Written on August 24, 2019
Dr. Liu is a master micro-surgeon. It’s been two months since my operation and no one has suspected I had plastic surgery. I look ten years younger, my husband is thrilled and so am I. A dear friend of mine jut told me I look just as beautiful as I did when we first met over 40 years ago. I couldn’t be happier with the results and worth every penny and the few weeks of discomfort. So glad I chose Dr. Liu.
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