Kybella in Beverly Hills
We all struggle with one area or another on our bodies that bothers us. No matter how much we watch our calories, deprive ourselves of sweets or exercise until we’re red in the face, some stubborn fatty areas just won’t go away. The submental fat below the chin, commonly known as a double chin, is a very common problem area for many people, regardless of their lifestyle.
Kybella, a new FDA-approved facial injectable, specifically targets fat cells in the submental fat area making double-chin problems a thing of the past! At Rodeo Surgical Art, we are proud to offer Kybella injections to remove unwanted stubborn fat cells across the body for a smoother, contoured neck.
What is Kybella?
Formerly known as ATX 101, Kybella dermal injections have been approved by the FDA and on the market in the United States since 2015. Dr. David Mashhadian recommends this injectable as a comfortable alternative to facial plastic surgery and neck lift.
The composition of the Kybella injectable is made up of an organic compound, deoxycholic acid, that is naturally produced within the body. This compound is used to kill fat cells. Kybella is injected into the submental area and works on the fat cell membranes to degrade and burst the cells.
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What does Kybella Treat?
While Kybella was initially approved for the submental fat that forms underneath the chin, the medication has proven quite versatile in its ability to treat other areas of stubborn fat just as effectively. Dr. Mashhadian utilizes this injectable treatment on the following areas to melt away unwanted bumps and bulges:
- Submental fat underneath the chin
- Jowl formation along the jawline
- Buccal fat pad (cheek) reduction
- Upper arms
- Bra rolls
- Outer and inner thighs
- Inner knees
Keep in mind that the active ingredient in Kybella targets fat cells, removing them to create a sleeker contour in these areas. If the problem is caused more by skin laxity than fat accumulation, a surgical procedure may be needed to excise loose skin and achieve the desired results.
What areas can Kybella treat?
Many patients have the misconception that Kybella can only treat the fat under the chin (submental fat) that is responsible for the double chin. This is far from correct. While Kybella was developed to address submental fat and is still recommended as one of the best treatments for this unwanted facial aging feature, Kybella can treat many more concern areas on the body where patients face similar problems with unwanted fat, and they can have the same safe and effective results there.
The reason behind this is simple — fat cells are the same everywhere in the body. Whether under your chin or behind your knees, these fat cells have the same physical and chemical makeup and, for this reason, will respond equally well to the active ingredients in Kybella. Of course, this means that if you have a Kybella treatment in other areas — such as the jawline or even the bra line — you can enjoy a life-long reduction of fat and improved slimming and tone, provided you have good initial skin elasticity.
Experience matters, however. While fat cells may be the same, the anatomy of the body is different and so are the body contouring needs in these areas, as a result. Therefore, it is imperative to choose a surgeon who thoroughly understands the nuances of the area being treated and the proper way to administer Kybella in those areas to obtain ideal and long-lasting results. You can’t put your care in better hands than Dr. Mashhadian who is renowned for his Kybella experience as well as recognized as a leader in cosmetic medicine.
Dr. Mashhadian has ample experience in treating all areas of the body with Kybella. He has had success in achieving excellent results for his patients, even with the most challenging circumstances and concerns. In fact, wherever possible or necessary, Dr. Mashhadian can craft a comprehensive rejuvenation plan that can include Kybella as well as other appropriate treatments to ensure his patients have the most dramatic and long-lasting results, all with the highest levels of safety, comfort, and efficiency.
How is the procedure performed?
Kybella injections are ideal for small, concentrated areas, which is why it is approved for the area under the chin. Dr. Mashhadian will draw a small cluster of dots underneath the chin that will get rid of the bundles of fat causing double-chin and turkey neck. A similar process will be performed when treating other areas of the body. These markings are made carefully in the precise areas of fatty tissue so as not to disturb muscle tissue or facial nerves.
These dotted areas will then be injected with Kybella serum using a small needle that injects about 0.2 cm beneath the surface of the skin, right in the area where fat cells live. Just before injection, Dr. Mashhadian will apply ice packs to the skin to even out the fat cells beneath and keep them in place for injection precision. A lot of care is taken to ensure our patients are comfortable during their procedures, so you should hardly feel any pain from the injection, apart from a small puncture or pinch from the insertion of the needle. The injections themselves take only a few minutes.
How many treatments are required and how often?*
Kybella injections can range anywhere from ten to fifty injections per treatment session. Depending on how large of a treatment area you have, these injections will vary. Usually, our clients require anywhere from two to three treatments, but that depends on your particular need. Dr. Mashhadian will explain the number of injections and how many visits you will need during your one-on-one in-person consultation. These submental injections only require a few visits, but each treatment should be no less than one month apart.
Who is a good candidate for Kybella injections?
Since Kybella injections are made for fat reduction of small, concentrated areas, this treatment is not for patients who wish to lift and tighten lots of excess sagging skin. Kybella is meant to get rid of stubborn fat, but not to tighten; however, some physicians and patients have noted that some contouring is done as treatments progress.
At Rodeo Surgical Art, we do feel that neck contouring can be utilized on patients with very minimal sagging and loose skin as the fat is removed. We also recommend this injection as an alternative to surgical treatments for those who aren’t ready to go through longer recovery times.
How much does Kybella cost?
Price is an often considered topic when approaching a cosmetic procedure, whether it’s your first treatment or a maintenance visit. It’s quite understandable. The more money we save; the more money we have, and it’s also satisfying just to save money in itself. So why should we treat the purchase of a cosmetic treatment any differently? In theory, you can have a Kybella treatment anywhere, and price should be the only concern that genuinely matters.
However, price usually also indicates several things, including quality. In the case of cosmetic treatments, costs reflect not only the quality of and interest for the service in your area but also the capabilities of and demand for your surgeon. Bargain treatments can often mean the practice you purchase from has to lower costs elsewhere which can endanger clients or merely lead to an uncomfortable and lower-quality experience. So how should one evaluate price in light of these factors when shopping for your Kybella treatment?
Price matters, but also consider the quality of the practice that will deliver your treatments and, most especially, the qualifications of the surgeon who will perform your treatment. (Yes, you don’t have to settle for anything less than a surgeon performing your treatment, either.) Fortunately, you can have it all at Rodeo Surgical Art in Beverly Hills. Not only is Dr. Mashhadian well sought after for his Kybella treatments in all areas of the body — and, for this reason, he is one of the most experienced surgeons with Kybella in Beverly Hills — but also the volume of his business allows him to price treatments extremely competitively to the significant advantage of his patients. You have no reason not to call or visit Dr. Mashhadian at Rodeo Surgical Art.
Results vary from patient to patient, but we definitely see results after two to three treatments as the fat begins to melt away, reducing your double-chin or other unwanted bulges. The results of this injection should last for years to come and is a long-term solution to under the chin fat.
We do recommend that a healthy weight is consistently maintained after the treatment to avoid gaining extra fat in this area.
Fat cells that burst are removed, but that doesn’t mean the remaining fat cells cannot expand in the future if a significant amount of weight is gained. As with any fat reduction treatment, we recommend a healthy diet and moderate exercise to support your treatments for the best possible results.
Directly after the injection, no particular dressings need to be added to cover the injection site. There is absolutely no downtime for you to worry about. However, there are a couple of days needed for healing in the skin. The injection site may have hardened areas as the injection works to metabolize the fat cells.
The Rodeo Difference
The most important reason to have Kybella at Rodeo Surgical Art, however, is something we like to call “The Rodeo Difference” — which, of course, is Dr. Mashhadian himself. Every Kybella treatment at Rodeo Surgical Art is performed by Dr. Mashhadian, which separates him and his practice from most practices that offer this unique and effective treatment. Patients of Rodeo Surgical Art enjoy an enhanced experience, including greater comfort, safety, and results, when having their procedure performed by Dr. Mashhadian.
Many consider Dr. Mashhadian the Kybella King for the many clients he treats each year and for the excellent results with the treatment for which he is very well known. Dr. Mashhadian’s keen eye trained over many years through his passion for the arts and his rigorous surgical training make him the first choice and an exceptional choice for any patients considering a Kybella treatment or other cosmetic procedure. Kybella performed by Dr. Mashhadian offers clients incredible value, the utmost in safety and incredible, long-lasting results.
We know you’re excited to get started on getting rid of that double-chin, and Kybella is the best method in cosmetic care to do it. Come into our relaxing and luxurious clinic on Rodeo Drive to be our guest and receive a full request consultation on all facial fillers, injectables and breast augmentations and more.
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