If you are unhappy with excess fat beneath your jaw, Dr. Andres Sarraga now offers noninvasive KYBELLA® treatments at his Aventura, FL, practice. As one of the few providers in the country of this advanced therapy, our team can help you achieve your aesthetic goals without undergoing surgery. To learn more about this revolutionary treatment, contact the ARTIS Institute for Plastic Surgery today and set up an appointment.
Recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), KYBELLA® is an injectable therapy designed to melt away fat underneath the chin. It is currently the only drug approved to treat this condition. Until recently, the only treatments available to address submental fullness (double chin) were liposuction and other surgical procedures. With this alternative treatment, Dr. Sarraga can address patient concerns without surgery.
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® mimics the structure and function of deoxycholic acid, which is naturally produced by the body and helps to break down dietary fat in the digestive tract. When injected into the submental area below the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells by creating holes in their outer layer. Once the membrane has been broken, the body will naturally metabolize the fatty contents. This process is completely safe for the body. As a result, this treatment can re-contour your chin and improve moderate to severe submental fullness. Patients can then enjoy a more defined jawline and flattering profile.
ANDRÉS SÁRRAGA MD FACS
DOUBLE BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON
Dr. Sárraga was born and raised in Puerto Rico, where he spent most of his life. He decided at a very early age to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and pursue a career in the art of medicine and surgery. Dr. Sárraga has been featured in several publications including Aventura Magazine™ and Healthy Valley® Magazine where he has discussed procedures including Facial Rejuvenation and Breast Surgery. Dr. Sárraga has been awarded one of Castle Connolly’s top doctors in Miami for the last 5 years. He has also been featured with his friend and mentor Dr. Storch. Since Dr. Storch’s retirement, Dr. Sárraga now runs ARTIS Institute Plastic Surgery as a single practitioner.
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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR KYBELLA PROCEDURE
Treatment is typically split into several sessions, each separated by at least a month. Before beginning, Dr. Sárraga or one of our specialists will clean the treatment site and apply temporary tattoos to mark precise locations for the injections. You will then be asked to hold an ice pack on the area briefly to numb the skin and ensure your comfort.
Dr. Sarraga will typically recommend 12 to 20 injections per session to achieve optimal results. You can return to your normal routine immediately after treatment, without any downtime to recover. Your results will become apparent after two to four sessions and can last for several years.
Treatment with KYBELLA® is not appropriate for everyone. Ideal candidates are typically men or women with submental fullness that has proven resistant to diet and exercise. These patients should be at a healthy and stable weight; excess fat below the chin often occurs in otherwise fit patients due to genetic factors or the natural aging process. Because Kybella acts exclusively on fat cells, this treatment is not effective for loose skin underneath the chin.
Patients interested in KYBELLA® should inform their doctor of their medical history. Be sure to let your doctor know if you have:
• An infection in the treatment area
• Had or plan to have surgery or cosmetic treatments done on the face, neck, or chin
• Medical conditions in or near your neck
• Difficulty swallowing
• A history of bleeding problems or are taking an anticoagulant
• Plans to become pregnant soon
During a consultation, Dr. Sarraga can determine whether KYBELLA® treatment is appropriate for you or if another procedure may be more beneficial. For example, some patients may benefit from options such as liposuction or chin implants to achieve their ideal results.
KYBELLA RESULTS AND RECOVERY
One of the primary benefits of Kybella treatment is that no downtime is required. Patients often experience bruising, swelling, and sensitivity in the treated area, but these should be minor and resolve quickly. Dr. Sárraga may advise you to avoid strenuous activity such as exercise after your injections to reduce risks such as bleeding. Otherwise, patients can immediately return to their routines after receiving Kybella injections.
Kybella results begin to appear gradually over the course of the scheduled treatment. These results are first visible starting around four to six weeks after the initial injections, and will continue to improve over time as the fat cells are metabolized. In most cases, patients will notice their final results around three months after the final injection session. The chin and jawline will look more defined with a more flattering profile and visibly reduced fat. Dr. Sárraga can help explain reasonable expectations for your results during a consultation.
Our entire team understands that feeling comfortable in your skin can have a life-changing impact and strives to provide service to renew your confidence. To learn more about how KYBELLA® can help you reach your aesthetic goals, contact us in Aventura today. Call the ARTIS Institute for Plastic Surgery at (305) 932-3200 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.
“You know you will be in for a good experience”
If I could give more stars in this review, I would. Dr. Sarraga and his team are one of a kind. From the moment you call to make an appointment, you know you will be in for a good experience. Parking is easy, offices are beautiful and staff is amazing. Dr. Sarraga has excellent bed side manners, and is truly interested in delivering superb results. The icing on the cake is the friendly atmosphere that makes you feel very comfortable. My husband and I have had several procedures and we have been happy with the results. To us, it is worth it to drive almost an hour to get to there. Thanks to Dr. Sarraga and his team for everything!