One of the biggest fears for many people when looking into a mirror or at a photo – especially from certain angles – is often the appearance of a “double chin.” Also known as submental fullness, this condition causes a layer of subcutaneous fat to droop or sag, causing a wrinkle below the chin. Submental fullness is not necessarily caused by being overweight, but by a number of factors, including genetics and skin type. In many cases, even maintaining a healthy diet and exercise plan cannot reduce the visibility of this extra skin. KYBELLA® is an injectable treatment designed to remove signs of submental fullness without the need for a more invasive procedure, such as liposuction or a neck lift.

Dr. Arun Rao is a board-certified plastic surgeon and highly experienced in performing this injection for patients at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ. Schedule an appointment to come into our office today for an in-person consultation to determine whether or not KYBELLA might be right for you.

What does KYBELLA do?

KYBELLA is a solution that is injected into several areas underneath the chin by Dr. Rao. The active ingredient within the solution is a synthetic molecule, known as deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally within the body. This molecule effectively breaks down and absorbs the dietary fat within the neck tissue that is causing submental fullness. In total, a single appointment will usually take around 15 – 20 minutes. The recommended number of treatments will vary from patient to patient, though we will have an estimate during your initial consultation at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ. Though gradual, this process will lead to a significant decline in the volume of the treated area.

Who should use KYBELLA?

Due to its minimally invasive nature, KYBELLA is a safe form of treatment for virtually all patients regardless of age or skin type. If you are in good health and feel that you are being affected by the visibility of submental fullness along your neck and chin, KYBELLA is likely a viable solution to your problem.

Generally, KYBELLA is recommended for patients who:

How long does KYBELLA last?

The treatment has been proven to destroy the fat cells underneath the chin, meaning there is no need for touch-ups or follow-up appointments once you’ve achieved your desired look. In this sense, it is different from other popular injections, such as BOTOX® or JUVÉDERM®, as it does not simply temporarily hide the problem. Rather, it removes it. While the destroyed fat cells are not able to regrow, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly in order to prevent the formation of new fat cells in the area.

Prior to having breast augmentation with a lift, Dr. Rao will walk you through the process of selecting your desired implants. There are multiple types of implants to fit your individual figure and personal preferences. At Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery, we offer both saline and silicone implants.

Look great from every angle

Don’t let submental fullness stop you from looking your absolute best. KYBELLA can reduce sagging skin underneath the chin in just a few short treatments. Before the injection, you’ll be able to go over your goals, as well as any concerns, with Dr. Arun Rao to ensure you get the results you want. Schedule a consultation at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ today to get started on your journey.


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