Kybella® with Dr. Subbio

Kybella® is an injectable treatment for the submental or double chin area that dissolves fat with deoxycholic acid, the naturally occurring acid that is produced in the body to absorb fats. Kybella® was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in May 2015 for the reduction of submental fat.

You can now melt away your double chin without liposuction or surgical procedures – with a series of injections!

But what are his results like?

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Kybella® FAQs

Kybella® (deoxycholic acid) is an injectable treatment that permanently destroys fat cells in area under the chin to improve your facial profile. Kybella® is intended to treat moderate submental fullness.

Multiple injections are given under the chin per treatment; at least 4-6 treatments are recommended 4 week apart.

First things first you must understand this is NOT a weight loss treatment. You should be at a healthy weight before considering this treatment. You must also have enough fat in the area to pinch. This must be stubborn fat that is not budging with diet and exercise.

Typically most patients notice swelling, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. The typical swelling with last around 24-48 hours. On rare occasions, you can experience swelling for longer, but it depends on the amount used and how you tolerate it.

Off label, Kybella® can be used for other smaller areas of stubborn fat.

A few different areas that can be treated off-label are:

  • Bra bulge
  • Armpit pouches
  • Inner knee fat
  • Banana roll (lower buttock fatty folds)

Submental fullness refers to the excess fat under the chin. About 70% of submental fat is located between the skin and the muscles between the collarbone and the jaw. Submental fullness may be due to genetics, weight gain, and/or aging.

Kybella® can cause some serious side effects including; nerve injury to the jaw (creating uneven smile or muscle facial weakness), trouble swallowing, injection site problems including; bruising, sores, and skin necrosis. Please call your healthcare provider immediately for any medical advice.

Kybella® causes destruction of the fat cells. Once these cells are destroyed this area can not store or accumulate fat.

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Meet Dr. Subbio

Subbio Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa is a comprehensive center specializing in Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. Located in Newtown Square across from the beautiful DuPont Farms, Dr. Subbio brings with him over 10 years of training and experience as an Attending Surgeon at the Lehigh Valley Health Network.

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Why Subbio?

 It’s the perfect marriage of science and artistry. In fact, he’ll hand-draw his projected results right in front of you during your consultation.

Dr. Subbio is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the prestigious American Board of Plastic Surgery.

He was inspired to become a surgeon after learning about plastic surgeons who volunteer their skill and artistic vision to help cleft lip and burn victims in India. Once he became a surgeon, he began volunteering himself, traveling to third world countries to perform procedures.

Dr. Subbio won’t try to convince you to have a procedure that isn’t best for you. Your safety, well-being, and satisfaction are paramount.