I’m going to answer the question regarding the procedure of getting Kybella rather than how much does Kybella cost Surgical Artistry to obtain from Allergan.
I treat each procedure that I do as a surgery. Thus the Kybella procedures require surgical planning and execution. I also would like to get the best results that I can get from each session. Most patients will need 2-4 sessions of Kybella.
I don’t entirely like the idea of charging by the vial of Kybella. Because by doing it that way, I think the patients and the injector have a tendency to short-change the amount of Kybella injected. I think it is natural to think about the possibility of just doing one vial of Kybella in order to save money. However, I feel that one vial of Kybella is usually not enough. Same goes for just two vials of Kybella. With my personal philosophy of doing the absolute best for my patients, I will want to use the maximum amount of Kybella that I can for maximal results each session, and thus I charge by the session. But I can definitely change my practice and charge by the vial and at this point, my patients would be paying more in that fashion. Thus for now, I’ll stick to charging for the whole procedure instead of vial by vial.
Starting in 2017, I charge $1450 for each session of Kybella, and most patients will need 3-4 sessions.
In the years 2015 and 2016, I charged $2000 for the first neck session with me and the $1500 for the second session with me, and $1000 for the subsequent sessions with me (3rd, 4th, and 5th sessions). Yes, some patients went to 5 sessions. Patients who started on this path will continue on this pricing structure for 2017 and beyond if needed. Sometimes the $1000 per session is below my own cost of doing Kybella – as I get beyond 3 vials of product.
My first Kybella webpage made in July 2015
I was one of the first physicians in the world to use Kybella. I am thankful for such a privilege. Since then, I’ve come to really appreciate the power of having a strong and beautiful neck profile. I am the first surgeon in Central Valley to inject Kybella into patients.
Testimonial Videos produced by the Kybella Company
The first five videos shown here are produced by Allergan. The last video on this page was done informally at our office in Modesto which shows me injecting one of our staff members. I think it is valuable to see an actual Kybella injection. We don’t currently have any fancy microphones thus, our conversation isn’t easily heard. Furthermore, it’s already a bit hard to hear a surgeon who’s mumbling behind a surgical mask.
Kybella Testimonial from Nikki:
Kybella Testimonial from Jason:
Kybella Testimonial from David:
Kybella Testimonial from Adra:
How does Kybella Work?
And my Kybella injecting video of Karla:
She elected to do the Kybella procedure without icing
Kybella Injection by Dr. Calvin Lee, in Modesto, CA
Karla, who works at Surgical Artistry, volunteered to have us videotape her second Kybella injection session with me to help with her double chin. Even with one session, we’ve seen nice improvements in her neck contour. This was a very informal video, and the sound from the conversations was somewhat hard to hear. But this video shows the essence of the procedure which we do in Modesto. I hope it also gives an indication of the amount of “suffering” a patient (and an injector) goes through during a Kybella session. Most patients do not consider this to be painful. In this video, Karla, elected not to use any sort of numbing method, no ice, no numbing cream, etc. It was purely her choice to show that the needles themselves do not hurt too much. I normally encourage the patients to let me at least ice the area to reduce the discomfort from the small needles used to inject Kybella.