Kybella is a non-surgical injection that is used to significantly reduce excess fat that hangs below the chin. Kybella injections use deoxycholic acid to target fat cells.* Only Available Wed, Fri & Sat Book Now
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is a nonsurgical injection that is used primarily to reduce excess fat that hangs below the chin. Kybella injections use a synthetic deoxycholic acid to eliminate the high concentration fat cells in the target area. Each individual treatment lasts between 15 and 20 minutes, and the procedure does not involve any incisions or any considerable period of downtime. Kybella is approved by the FDA and is well-regarded as a great alternative to surgical procedures such as liposuction.
Is Kybella Safe?
In a 2016 clinical trial, a reported 82.4% of people felt a significantly improved sense of satisfaction with their facial appearance. The same study concluded that Kybella is proven to be both safe and effective treatment.
Who Should Consider Kybella?
The best candidates for Kybella treatment are adults 18 years or older who struggle with fat beneath the chin. However, If you are considering having facial surgery, are experiencing trouble swallowing, are nursing or pregnant, or already have a medical condition at the planned injection site, then Kybella may not be right for you.
Kybella is the only injectable treatment for excess fat under the chin that is approved by the FDA.
How Should I Prepare For Kybella?
When planning for a Kybella treatment, it is important to have a discussion with your doctor to make sure that it will be the right procedure for you. Review your medical history and any previous cosmetic procedures, and disclose any problems with swallowing or breathing, since Kybella treatment can be dangerous when these symptoms are present. Since the procedure is non-surgical there is hardly any advanced preparation necessary.
What Is the Procedure Like?
Kybella uses deoxycholic acid, a naturally produced acid to absorb the fat underneath your chin. The synthetic injection will destroy fat cells and prevent their regeneration.
Before the procedure begins, your healthcare provider will mark the target areas and apply a numbing gel or ice pack to help with any pain or discomfort. A series of injections are administered under the chin, where the acid will work to destroy fat cells that will dissipate over a few weeks post-treatment.
To gain a maximum benefit from Kybella, multiple treatments are usually necessary, however the cases vary from person to person.
What Are The Side Effects of Kybella Treatment?
A major benefit of undergoing Kybella treatment is its non-surgical approach. Because of this, there aren’t any difficult side effects to endure. Common side effects include:
These minor side effects usually subside within a few weeks. Serious side effects are rare, but include: facial muscle weakness, uneven smile, trouble swallowing, or jaw nerve injury. If you experience any discomfort after treatment, do not hesitate to discuss these symptoms with your doctor.
Post-Procedure and Benefits
After your Kybella treatment, your healthcare provider will create a treatment plan that works for you. Many patients need multiple treatments to achieve optimal results. Clinical studies report that most people who have received two to four Kybella treatments had an improved appearance.
The benefit of Kybella treatment is that fat cells are completely destroyed by deoxycholic acid in the under chin area, which produces lasting results. Since these fat cells can no longer store any fat, this treatment is effective long term.