How Kybella Works To Eliminate Your Double Chin

Dr. Keshini Parbhu, M.D. grew up in Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Keshini Parbhu has had her practice, Parbhu Oculofacial Plastic Surgery in Orlando, since 2010. She is also certified by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, an elite and prestigious society of approximately 500 members. She has been named one of Orlando’s Best Doctors since 2013. She then attended Duke University in Durham, NC where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Parbhu then went on to  Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN for medical school and ophthalmology residency. She then pursued two further years of sub-specialty training in the field of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, under the auspices of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 

Dr. Keshini Parbhu has an interest in reconstructive as well as cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures. She takes pride in her specialization in knowing a lot about a small part of the body! The three areas of interest in oculoplastics are eyelids, lacrimal and orbital disease. She has a particular interest in upper and lower blepharoplasties, ptosis repair, eyelid reconstructions following skin cancer reconstructions, lacrimal duct reconstructions, and orbital disease.  Dr. Keshini Parbhu believes that nonsurgical procedures are important to help maintain a rejuvenated appearance and offers a wide array of services to help achieve this. She performs injectable facial rejuvenation procedures including neurotoxins, dermal fillers, Sculptra, and Kybella.

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HB: What is Kybella and what does it treat on the face?

Kybella is used to treat double chins.

HB: How does Kybella work?

Kybella is an injectable composed of deoxycholic acid which destroys fat cells.

HB: Who is a good candidate for this procedure?

Patients that have a double chin.

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HB: How do you work with patients to achieve the desired outcome?

This is a great option for patients that want to address their double chin and improve their profile and Zoom and video conference appearance, but don’t want anything surgical. This is an injectable, similar to the way neurotoxin and filler are delivered. Kybella removes approximately 25% of fat per session. Most patients require 2 to 3 treatments typically and these sessions are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.

HB: Does this require more than one treatment?

Yes but it depends on the patient’s goals and desired results.

HB: Are results permanent?


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HB: What is recovery like?

Several days of swelling after the treatment is typical. It is not always noticeable to others however so the actual downtime is less than this.

HB: What is the average cost?

$1,200 per treatment.

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