What Is Kybella?
Kybella is a new FDA-approved injectable that melts away under chin fat to create the strong jawline everyone wants. This is the only product that is designed specifically to diminish the dreaded double chin and contour the jaw and chin area without requiring an invasive procedure. Kybella works by using naturally occurring deoxycholic acid to destroy the membranes of fat cells, allowing them to then be absorbed by the body. What makes Kybella so perfect for under chin fat is that it specifically targets submental fatty tissue, or fat found in the area directly below the jaw. Also, because this is an injectable and completely non-invasive, side effects are minimal, there is no recovery time following the procedure, and the risk of infection is astow. Because a highly trained medical professional injects Kybella, the perfect chin can be crafted with their consultation. There are plenty of professionals giving people perfect jaw lines all over the country using this new technology, including Palm Beach, Florida.
Why Have A Kybella Treatment?
Fat underneath the chin can be stubborn and hard to get rid of. No matter how much you diet and exercise, this bit of upper neck wobble may be impossible to remove without medical intervention. For such a small area, it seems unnecessary to go through the risks and discomfort of surgery and a less invasive solution is always preferable to prevent infection, discomfort, and lost time in the healing process. A Kybella Treatment is a great option for those who want to remove a double chin for a more defined jaw line without the complications and side effects of traditional liposuction. In three to six quick treatments patients will see the fat around their jaw area melt away. Also, there is no downtime so patients can return to their day-to-day activities immediately with minimal pain and bruising. Kybella is the most popular new fat treatment because it is quick, easy, and effective, making people all over the country take notice.
A consultation with a medical professional will include discussion on where the injections will take place to obtain the ideal result desired by the patient. Using the information obtained from the consultation the doctor will create a personalized treatment plan before moving forward. Patients can expect between three and six total appointments spaced at least one month apart. The amount of treatments needed depends on the results desired and the amount of fatty tissue being treated. Each appointment will take place in the doctor’s Palm Beach location where patients are sure to feel comfortable and taken care of. There the patient will be given the option of having numbing cream applied to the area to prevent excessive pain, though the procedure is not typically considered very painful. After the numbing cream is allowed time to become effective the doctor will administer up to fifty small injections to the submental area requiring treatment. Though this may seem like a lot of injections, they are very small and the procedure itself takes only minutes. Each injection will administer a small amount of Kybella which will immediately begin breaking down the walls of fat cells, allowing them to be completely absorbed by the body.
After the procedure patients may experience some redness, swelling, tenderness, or warmth to the area, which should diminish within the first day. Bruising may also occur and will fade within a few days. Ice and arnica gel can both be used to help diminish swelling and discomfort. While no down time is necessary, it is best to have the procedure when the visible side effects of the treatment won’t affect any plans. Results may be seen after the first two to three sessions, though more may be necessary. Once swelling goes down, the fat cells will not replenish themselves.
Are You A Candidate for Kybella?
The best candidates for Kybella have a double chin or any excess submental fat that they have been unable to diminish with exercise or diet. Patients also need to be healthy, over eighteen, and with a good understanding of what the procedure entails. People who are pregnant, have an active infection in the area, suffer from a bleeding disorder, or have submental swelling or fullness from anything other than fat should not get Kybella. Anyone with an active infection can pursue Kybella treatments after their infection has been fully resolved and they are cleared by a medical professional. Those unsure should consult with a doctor who is familiar with the Kybella treatment to resolve any questions.
How long will the treatment last?
Once the body absorbs the broken down fat cells, they do not return to the area. To ensure that all necessary treatments are administered, patients should plan to wait at least one month between each session.
What can I expect after the procedure?
Patients can expect some swelling and tenderness immediately following the procedure, but this will fade within a day and can be alleviated with ice. Patients can go about their day to day lives right after the treatment is complete though they may be experiencing some discomfort. While up to six treatments may be necessary, it is expected that some results will be visible after two to three as soon as any swelling goes down.
Are there risks?
Infection, bleeding, and nerve damage are possible risks of the procedure; similar to any other cosmetic surgery, but the risk of these side effects occurring is minimal. There is also a very small possibility of an allergic reaction to the injection, but all injections take place in a monitored medical environment in case of such events. Due to the non-invasive nature of Kybella, side effects and risks are much lower than with other fat reduction methods such as liposuction that require general anesthesia. Patients should consult with their doctor to discuss all possible side effects and risks before moving forward with the procedure.
How soon can I return to work?
Patients who receive Kybella can return to work immediately, though some discomfort and visible side effects may occur. For this reason it is best that patients schedule their treatments at the end of the work day. No down time is necessary after the procedure as it is a series of minimally invasive injections that do not require general anesthesia.