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Kybella® is a revolutionary new FDA-approved product to melt away double chin fat. Our San Jose Kybella® is a specially formulated injectable that destroys excess fat cells beneath the chin.” Once destroyed, the cells are naturally shed by your body, creating a more attractive facial profile.

What is Kybella®?

Made of deoxycholic acid (a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat), Kybella® has been proven both effective and safe in over 20 studies. 79 percent of patients treated with Kybella® have reported satisfaction with the appearance of their face and chin. They also stated that they felt less self-conscious and felt they looked thinner.

Kybella® is a “lunchtime” treatment for submental (under chin) fat. Treatments of Kybella® in San Jose can dramatically improve the appearance of submental fullness and is an excellent option for patients who do not wish to undergo a surgical procedure.

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How much does it generally cost?

Each treatment is tailored to the individual, based on the quantity of fat to be removed and the desired outcome, and for that reason, prices cannot be set without an in-person consultation. On average, a single treatment of Kybella® starts at around $600 or up to approximately $1,800 for those who require more comprehensive treatments.

What are the benefits of Kybella®?

The benefits of our Kybella® treatments include:

  • Losing your unsightly “double chin” without the need for invasive surgery
  • Because the fat deposits are destroyed, the results last
  • You can attain a more slender, sculpted jawline without undergoing surgery or lipo
  • No downtime after treatment – you can get back to your routine life activities immediately after Kybella® injections
  • Any discomfort after Kybella® is usually minimal, subsiding within a few weeks of treatment and is easily manageable with over-the-counter pain medication
  • A fast and comfortable treatment

You will see final results within six weeks of treatment, and many patients require only a single treatment of Kybella® to melt away a double chin. Some patients, however, may require up to six treatments (spaced six weeks apart) to achieve optimal results.

Who is a Candidate for Kybella®?

Both men and women are likely candidates for Kybella® if they suffer from unsightly and stubborn fat beneath the chin and are in generally good health. Kybella® allows you to avoid more invasive liposuction or facelifts, providing countless people with a minimally-invasive solution to looking younger and more attractive.

Your Kybella® Procedure

First, we apply an ice pack to the treatment area to numb the skin. Using a fine needle, we begin to inject Kybella® into the area under the chin in a grid pattern, for an even distribution. The procedure takes less than 30 minutes.

Your results will be visible in about six weeks. At that time if you decide that you want additional treatment to reduce more fat, a subsequent treatment can then be performed. Most people receive two or three treatments of Kybella® at six-week intervals, but some patients may need up to six treatments for best results.

Recovering from Kybella® Injections

You can resume all activities, including work, as soon as your injections have been completed. For most patients, downtime is minimal and occurs most commonly after the first treatment session. We can advise you on how to minimize these side effects.

Some patients will experience minor swelling and bruising for approximately seven days. These effects can be covered with makeup, but you may not want to schedule any major events or photographs while receiving Kybella® in Palo Alto. If you experience any pain, you may take Tylenol or Motrin for relief.

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How many treatments of Kybella® will I require?

Many patients treated with Kybella® experience visible contouring of their chin profile in two to four treatments. Some people require up to six treatments in order to achieve their desired results. Once your chin profile has improved, you may not need to be treated with Kybella® again.

Is Kybella® the best treatment to address my submental fullness?

While Kybella® is the newest option for treating submental fullness, in our office, we offer a variety of other options including Precision® laser-assisted liposuction to the chin, traditional submental liposuction, facelift, and neck lift procedures.

Will Kybella® tighten submental skin?

Kybella® does not remove sagging, excess skin. For mild sagging, Ultherapy or Thermage might be better options for you. For substantial sagging, a facelift may be the only procedure that will fully rejuvenate your face. If you have vertical neck bands, which are often a result of loosened muscles, you may require a neck lift. Contact us today if you wish to learn more, and schedule a consultation for arguably the best treatment of Kybella San Jose has to offer.

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Practice Policy Update from Cheng Plastic Surgery Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Monday, January 4, 2021:

We are open!

We cannot wait to see all of our amazing patients in our office! We are currently working with a more limited schedule than before, so please be patient as we navigate through this, together.

There are a few key changes we’ve made to our appointment protocol to ensure we are maintaining social distancing and following strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols - for you AND for us.

  1. Call our office from your car once you’ve arrived for your appointment. A staff member will come out to greet you, take your temperature and conduct a short COVID-19 health screening to make sure you are in good health prior to entering the building. Our doors will remain locked during normal business hours to ensure only those who have been screened can enter.
  2. Please arrive at your appointment wearing a mask or protective face covering. We will not be able to bring you inside the office without one.
  3. We will not have more than one patient in the lobby at a time.
  4. You will be greeted by Dr. Elbert or Dr. Jacqueline wearing their Personal Protective Equipment deemed necessary by your specific treatment. (N95 mask, gloves, face shield or protective eyewear, etc.) We ask that you leave your mask on during the procedure, and only take it off if necessary to complete the treatment.
  5. All necessary transactions will be done in the room your treatment is being performed. This will avoid unnecessary back ups in the lobby.
  6. You will then be walked out through the back door of the office. This is the best way to keep all staff and patients socially distanced while maintaining one steady flow of traffic throughout the building.

And of course, all rooms will be heavily disinfected immediately after you leave just as we have always done prior to the pandemic. Each room is equipped with an air filter as an added safety measure. We will place a major focus on high-contact areas such as chairs, doorknobs, counter tops, mirrors and more.

We are still continuing to conduct Virtual Consultations if you prefer a quicker and no-contact experience.

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For the safety of our patients and staff, we ask that you reschedule your appointment and do not enter our office with any of the following conditions:

  1. You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  2. You have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  3. You traveled more than 150 miles or have been in close contact with someone who has traveled in the last 10 days.
  4. You are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • fever or chills
    • cough
    • shortness of breath
    • fatigue
    • muscle or body aches
    • headaches
    • sore throat
    • loss of taste or smell
    • nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting

Concerned about getting the Moderna vaccine after having recently received filler treatment? In some studies, it has been observed that a small percentage of the vaccinated groups experienced localized inflammation (swelling) after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. In said cases, all studied reactions were temporary immune responses. It has been suggested that patients refrain from getting filler two weeks before and after the vaccine. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office!

Thank you for your continued support and we can't wait to see you again!

Kindest Regards,,

Dr. Elbert, Dr. Jacqueline and staff at Cheng Plastic Surgery

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