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Regardless of being at an otherwise healthy weight, many patients struggle with what is commonly called a “double chin.” This can be due to a range of factors, including genetics or the effects of aging as normal fat stores droop lower in the face. While in the past surgery was the only option to resolve the appearance of a double chin, known by plastic surgeons as submental fullness, today patients can remove stubborn fat from the area using an injectable known as Kybella. In the Detroit area, Dr. Rifai and the master injectors at Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery offer excellent results with Kybella.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is a unique injectable product that permanently reduces fat below the chin. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring acid that safely breaks down fat cells. The Kybella treatment involves a series of injections to the chin and neck area to permanently metabolize and remove these fat cells. The result is a defined jawline and permanent reduction of a double chin.

The Kybella Injection Procedure

Kybella injections can be completed quickly in our comfortable office. First, your master injector will mark the injection site. As needed, the area may be numbed to maintain your comfortable. Then, a series of injections are made. Patients may receive about 20 injections per treatment session. On average, a total of six treatment sessions are required to reach ideal results, though some patients may require fewer injections overall to reach their cosmetic goals. A custom treatment plan for you can be discussed during your consultation.

Who is a Candidate for Kybella?

Most patients who have a double chin and are over the age of 18 are good candidates for Kybella. However, the treatment is only appropriate for patients who have submental fullness due to genetics or aging, not those who are generally overweight. Before choosing Kybella, it is important to be at a healthy and stable weight. Patients should also have no infections in the treatment area and be free from health concerns or conditions such as difficulty swallowing, bleeding problems, pregnancy or breastfeeding, and more. Finally, Kybella patients should generally have good skin elasticity in the treatment area. Prior to receiving Kybella injections, your health history will be reviewed to ensure you are a suitable candidate.

Meet Dr. Rifai

Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon

A talented, board-certified cosmetic surgeon with more than forty years of experience, Dr. Rifai uses only the finest equipment in our clean, state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Rifai knows that taking time to listen and learn about your expectations is essential to giving you the results you want. He will answer your questions and explain the treatment options in detail. Dr. Rifai is devoted to improving the way you look, the way you perceive yourself, and the way others see you.

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After Kybella Injections

Kybella injections require no downtime, and patients can immediately return to their normal routines. Some side effects can include slight swelling, redness, and bruising. The area may also feel tender. Kybella takes some time to take effect as the active ingredients gradually kill fat cells, which are then naturally metabolized. Most patients begin to see results after two to four treatment sessions.

Kybella results are generally permanent as fat cells do not regenerate. Realistic expectations can be discussed during your consultation appointment.

What Our Patients Say

“I just love my visits at Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery for all my skin care needs. It’s nice to walk in and be greeted by Megan. She is very friendly and she makes you feel welcome with all of your skin care needs. Dr. Fadi Is friendly and patient when it comes to listening to my skin care. He’s truly one of the best in the business! I would highly recommended booking an appointment as soon as they become available. They have special packages every few months and the results last a long time.”

- ML

“I absolutely adore Dr.Rifai. He’s kind and soft spoken. He takes his time with you to explain everything and answer any questions or concerns. He’s honest and patient. I know several people that have seen him, and his work is impeccable.”

- LL

“I love my experience’s at Birmingham Cosmetics. Kaitlyn is amazing with injections. I get an improved look without being overdone. Brittany gives a great hydro glow facial and she does an excellent job on dermaplaning. It is a truly pampered experience and I always feel refreshed afterwards. Thank you for the awesome care you take with me.”

- ES

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about Kybella and find out if it is a suitable treatment option for you, schedule a consultation at Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery by calling (248) 723-9370 or contacting us online.

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