Introduction to Kybella

According to a study by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 67 percent of men and women have reported that they are dissatisfied with the appearance of excess fat underneath their chins, often referred to as a “double chin”. Submental fullness refers to excess fat underneath the chin and is an area that is difficult to target with diet and exercise. While this concern used to be corrected with surgical procedures, now there’s Kybella – a quick, simple injection that is FDA-approved and destroys fat cells without disrupting normal activities. At the practice of Vickram Tandon, MD, we offer Kybella to our Boston patients as a non-surgical method to reduce submental fat and restore tighter contours to their facial profile.

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What is Kybella?

Kybella is a non-surgical injectable treatment that is comprised of a compound found naturally in your body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat called deoxycholic acid. When injected directly into the fatty tissues underneath your chin, the stubborn fat cells are permanently destroyed, preventing any future accumulation of fat in the future.

With a series of quick and safe injections, Kybella requires no healing time, allowing our patients to return to their daily routine with no visible markings. Although the results aren’t instantaneous, they can be incredibly long-lasting after multiple treatments.

What are the benefits of a Kybella procedure?

Kybella has been able to provide our Boston patients with improved self-confidence as well as the following benefits:

  • A great alternative to chin liposuction
  • High patient satisfaction
  • Permanent results
  • Safe and gentle
  • Smoother and more youthful chin-to-neck transition
  • Uses an acid naturally found in the body

Who are the best candidates for Kybella?

Dr. Tandon believes good candidates for Kybella in Boston are those looking to reduce or eliminate a double chin, but do not want to undergo major surgery. An ideal patient for Kybella should also have some of the following characteristics:

  • Currently struggling to get rid of unwanted chin fat through traditional means
  • Committed to a healthy lifestyle with a proper diet and exercise
  • Has a moderate amount of unwanted fat beneath the chin
  • Looking for a non-surgical treatment
  • Maintains realistic expectations and a positive outlook toward the results
  • Non-smoker
  • Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding

What’s the first step?

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If you feel like a Kybella treatment in the Boston area is for you, your first step is to contact our office and set up a consultation with Dr. Vickram Tandon. When you come in for this appointment, you can ask any questions regarding the treatment you may have and Dr. Tandon will examine your face, chin, and neck so he can get a better understanding of the best method to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Dr. Tandon will ask you some questions about your medical history and lifestyle to help determine if Kybella will be a safe and effective treatment for you It is very important that you are detailed and honest because the more information you provide, the smarter decisions Dr. Tandon can make to prevent or limit any unnecessary risks. Remember, we are here to help, not make things worse.

If you agree with his assessment, Dr. Tandon will create your custom treatment plan and our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule your first session and provide you with any instructions you will need to follow before your treatment.

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What to expect on the day of Kybella procedure

When you come into our office for your treatment, you will begin with a topical anesthetic applied under your jaw to numb the area and alleviate any pain or discomfort. Next, Dr. Tandon will inject the Kybella solution into the fat resting below your chin, as well as any other pre-determined target areas. Once finished, you may be given an ice pack to relieve swelling.

Each session will take about 15 – 20 minutes, allowing for treatments to be performed at the same time as your lunch break.

Kybella Recovery

Once Dr. Tandon is finished with your injection, you will be able to return to your normal routine. There will be some expected temporary swelling and bruising, with its peak taking place during the first few days following your injection, and subsiding within a few weeks. You can lessen the swelling by alternating between an ice pack and a warm compress for the first few days, wearing a chin strap for additional compression, and firmly massaging the treated area. If needed, you can take some over-the-counter pain medication to reduce any pain during your recovery.

To obtain the best results, you will need to return for follow-up visits about a month after each session, but our Patient Coordinator will schedule your next appointment date so you don’t need to stress.

Keep in mind that if you have post-Kybella swelling, you will need to let it subside before you can get your next injection. If you are still experiencing swelling before your next scheduled treatment, please let us know.

How much does Kybella cost in Boston, MA?

The cost of a Kybella in Boston will vary based on multiple factors, such as how many injections are required, the number of injectables needed, and the number of sessions. The best way to get an accurate cost is to come in for your consultation and get an evaluation. After Dr. Tandon has a better understanding of what you will need and creates your treatment plan, our Patient Coordinator will provide you with a price breakdown sheet that will let you know everything your treatment will include.

Why Choose Dr. Tandon?

Our practice follows the leadership of Vickram Tandon, MD, practicing what he teaches. Dr. Tandon is known for his compassionate and caring approach to patient care, which is why we take the time to listen to each patient’s concerns and goals, working closely with them to create a personalized treatment plan that achieves the desired results. When you choose us, not only are you getting a treatment that will make you look and feel better, but you’re getting the knowledge and experience that comes from a Brown University medical school graduate who spent a year in a prestigious fellowship program where he trained with some of the best that Boston has to offer.

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Stubborn fat can be frustrating, but stubborn chin fat is often the most frustrating because it is difficult to get rid of since most exercise options won’t treat the area. If you are struggling with your self-confidence due to your appearance and inability to get rid of that unwanted “double chin”, Kybella treatments in Boston are a great option. To schedule your consultation, please call the office of Dr. Vickram Tandon or use our website to fill out an appointment request form.

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Dr. Tandon was truly one of the most personable and professional doctors I have been treated by! He took the time to carefully understand the procedure I wanted and what I felt my problem areas are, then adjusted to address those. He both asked insightful questions to understand my needs and answered all my questions with patience to make me feel comfortable and confident. My results demonstrated all of that care and I could not be more pleased. I highly recommend him!

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I saw Dr. Tandon for Botox and lip filler and couldn’t be happier with my results. I was looking for a skilled doctor who would give me a natural look, and Dr. Tandon understood exactly what I wanted. He took a lot of care and time with my consult, it’s very clear that he cares so much about the quality of his work. I was also happily surprised that procedure was practically painless. I highly recommend working with Dr. Tandon!

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Dr. Tandon is the best and the only one I trust with my Botox. He’s very personable and listens to how I want to look (I like a bit of movement, not totally frozen). He also makes recommendations that are suited to my comfort and I trust his judgement. Couldn’t recommend Dr. Tandon more!

We were thrilled with the results

Dr. Vickram Tandon is a superstar surgeon in the world of facial aesthetics, as well as injectables. My wife received superior care in his hands, and he stands far above other Boston area, cosmetic, and facial plastic surgeons.

I would highly recommend Dr. Tandon to all!

I’m a first time filler patient and recently received lip filler from Dr. Tandon. He is phenomenal and I couldn’t be happier!

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Dr. Tandon is a compassionate, personable, and highly skilled plastic surgeon. I recently had an appointment with Dr. Tandon to get Botox.

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