Dr. Shaun Parson is proud to be one of the first plastic surgeons in Scottsdale to offer Kybella. Kybella is a non-surgical and non-invasive injection that dissolves fat on the upper neck (aka double-chin). Newer off-label uses of Kybella have also shown fat reduction in the axilla (armpit/bra area) and inner thigh.
Kybella is made from deoxycholic acid, a chemical that is naturally produced in the body to help absorb fats. When injected into the fat below the chin, known as submental fat, it destroys fat cells, which are reabsorbed by the body.
Patients can receive up to 50 injections in a single session, with as many as six sessions total, coming at least one month apart. The average treatment lasts 30 minutes for the first appointment, and 15 to 20 minutes for each subsequent one.