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KYBELLA® Neck Liposuction in Glenwood Springs, CO


Many people find that no matter how much they diet and exercise, they still have a "double chin." Kybella, is a new injectable treatment by the Allergan company that permanently removes stubborn fat pockets in the upper neck (also known as the submental area). While large amounts of fat and other areas of the neck are best treated with surgical liposuction, Kybella injections by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Butterfield can be a great solution for patients with hereditary submental fat. During the consultation at Mount Sopris Plastic Surgery Center serving the greater Aspen, Basalt, and Glenwood Springs areas of Colorado, Dr. Butterfield will go over the patient's concerns and goals before determining if Kybella is the best treatment for them.

Procedure Technique

Deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient in Kybella, works by destroying the dietary fat in the submental area. It will take 2 – 6 treatment sessions for patients to get their best results, but 79% of patients in clinical trials were satisfied from the final results of their Kybella treatments and they reported feeling that they looked younger, happier, and more confident.

During/After The Procedure

The plastic surgeon will clean the area to be treated and then carefully make multiple injections under the chin with the Kybella. Patients generally begin to see results after 2 – 4 treatment sessions, but if needed, patients can have up to 6 Kybella treatments with no more than a 4 week break between sessions. Many patients report minor, temporary side effects after their treatment, including pain, redness, numbness, swelling, and bruising.

Kybella Neck Lipo FAQs

Permanent Results?

Once the Kybella treatments have destroyed the fat cells in the submental area, they are permanently gone. However, patients should maintain a healthy, stable weight after the procedure to prevent weight gain in other areas.

Safety Concerns?

Kybella has been approved by the FDA, scientists have performed over 20 clinical studies, and over 1,600 patients have been treated with Kybella. Patients should disclose their full medical history during their consultation, including any current medications, herbs, and supplements. Kybella is not approved for use in patients under 18 years old and should not be used outside the neck and chin area.

Kybella Vs. Liposuction?

Kybella neck liposuction and traditional neck liposuction are both effective and similarly priced, but Kybella does not involve surgery, general anesthesia, or a lengthy recovery. We will discuss both methods during the initial consultation and help the patient determine their best treatment plan.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.