What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is an injectable specifically designed to reduce moderate to severe fat on the upper neck, otherwise known as a “double chin.” The injection is composed of deoxycholic acid which is naturally found in your body. Deoxycholic acid helps absorb fats, which makes it ideal to use on neck contouring procedures. Kybella® is a perfect alternative to liposuction or surgery to treat undesirable double-chin fat.
Kybella® vs. Other Procedures
While there are many procedures that tighten neck skin there are very few non-invasive ways to reduce neck fat. Kybella® is the only injection that serves the purpose of treating neck fat cells. It can improve the appearance by reducing fat without the need of surgery or downtime. Kybella® offers a simple solution to that dreaded fat that can add years to a person’s image.
Kybella® can only be administered by a trained healthcare professional. At the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, we ensure that your treatment will be safe and tailored to your needs. Depending on the patient’s needs the amount of injections per treatment will vary. The amount of treatments needed will range from 2 to 4 sessions. Most patients begin seeing significant results after their first treatment. A single session only takes 15 minutes with each treatment being spaced approximately 6 weeks apart. Several appointments will probably be needed to attain noticeable results.
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Benefits of Kybella
Kybella offers a variety of advantages that set it apart from other more invasive approaches to chin fat removal:
- Convenient, non-invasive sessions that only require a few minutes each that can fit into even the busiest of schedules
- Doesn’t require stitches, anesthetic, incisions, or scarring
- No downtime for recovery or other disruptions to your routine
- Long-lasting results
- A practical alternative to surgical interventions such as liposuction
- Approved by the FDA after undergoing a series of clinical trials
Who Is a Good Candidate for Kybella?
Submental fat deposits can develop for various reasons, including genetics, weight gain, and hormonal changes. These deposits can be challenging to get rid of with diet and exercise alone. The best candidates for Kybella double chin removal include anyone who has inherited a tendency to accumulate fat deposits underneath their chin. Younger patients with more elastic skin may also see significant results.
If you are curious about this treatment, the next step would be to call Dr. Bryan Armijo and schedule a personalized consultation to determine if Kybella is the best solution to treating your double chin and help you achieve a contoured, youthful jawline.
Once the whole treatment is completed and aesthetically pleasing results have been achieved, a patient is likely to never need treatment again. The results of this treatment should give you a more youthful look. Common side effects include swelling, bruising, pain, and numbness of the treated area.
Frequently Asked Questions About Kybella Injections in Dallas, TX
What is the difference between Kybella and Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical technique that involves making small incisions in the skin and then inserting a thin suction tube, or cannula, to remove fat. Kybella is a safe and effective alternative for patients who have unwanted fat deposits around their chin and jawline but cannot undergo invasive surgery. Kybella doesn’t involve incisions, stitches, downtime, or scarring.
Can Kybella be injected anywhere else?
Currently, Kybella is only approved by the FDA for the removal of submental fat, or the fat that gathers underneath the chin. Kybella has been proven to be effective at treating localized, limited areas of fat, but it has not shown results in treating fat deposits in other areas of the body.
How many Kybella injections will I need?
The answer to this question depends on how much submental fat you have underneath your chin and jawline. Many patients see results after just two in-office treatments, although some might require three or four.
When will the results of my Kybella be seen?
Because it takes time for your body to process the destroyed fat cells, the results of Kybella reveal themselves gradually. Once you have finished getting your Kybella treatments, the destroyed fat cells cannot return. That means there’s no need to worry about upkeep or touch-up appointments—other than maintaining a healthy body weight.