Do you look in the mirror and are frustrated by a double chin? Does it make you appear heavier and older than you actually are? If you don’t want to undergo surgery to remove it, we at Advance Liposuction Center’s Cranberry Township plastic surgeons want you to know there is an alternative. Kybella is the first and only FDA approved injectable that removes unwanted chin fat. It is a molecule that naturally occurs in the body—deoxycholic acid—that assists with fat breakdown. When injected into the skin under the chin, Kybella helps contour your natural features to create a younger appearance without surgery.
Is Kybella Right for Me?
Our expert plastic surgeons will meet with you (the consultation is free) and discuss your appearance goals. If you are a woman or man in good overall health, you should be able to have Kybella injections. The number of injections needed will vary. Most clients require anywhere from 1-6 treatments spaced over several months.
We will begin by cleaning the area and applying a local anesthetic. This will ensure you will have no discomfort during the procedure. Then we inject Kybella into the fat pouch underneath the chin. The deoxycholic acid dissolves the fat membrane and the fat cells are turned into waste. By eliminating the pouch, the cells are no longer able to store fat and the patient is left with a smooth, sharply defined chin. A treatment takes approximately one hour to complete.
How To Prepare For Kybella?
Although Kybella is a non surgical procedure it’s good to be prepared for it as it will help you reduce risks and side effects after and dring the treatment.
So, before going fir Kybella you should prepare like this:
- Discuss your medical history with your healthcare professionals and do not hide any underlying problems, or they may cause side effects later.
- Make sure you are the right candidate fir Kybella
- Tell your doctor about and facial, chin or neck surgery you have done before
- Avoid Kybella if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant soon, tell your doctor about this too.
- Wash your face properly before you go for the treatment, this will help you prevent infection on the treated site
- Get Kybella treatment before any important event start, or you may not be able to enjoy it because of the recovery time.
Are There Any Side Effects Of Kybella?
It’s true that Kybella us a non surgical procedure but it’s hard to prevent side effects after any kind of treatment and Kybella jas some minor side effects too.
Some of them include
- Redness in the treated area
However they will gradually go away in two weeks so you don’t have to worry too much about them.
The recovery process won’t last long as well, it will be short but it also depends on the patients which means the healthier you are the faster your recovery will end.
Unfortunately, there are some serious side effects too which may be more painful, these include:
- Uneven smile
- Weakness in facial muscles
- Nerve injury
- Difficulty in swallowing.
- Hardening of skin around the injection area
If you experience any of these side effects it’s better to call your doctor, they will surely provide you with medical treatment!
Immediately following the procedure, you may have some swelling and bruising around the treatment area. This is normal and can last for up to one week. You may also feel a tingling or hot sensation in the area for about 15 minutes after the injection treatment. Inflammation is expected. You may use over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications, but do not massage or compress the area. It is also not abnormal for you to feel some numbness in the treatment area which can last for several weeks. Avoid exercise for the first 24 hours post-treatment.
What happens if I gain weight after Kybella treatment?
If you gain weight after Kybella treatment, the remaining fat cells in the treated area can still expand, potentially diminishing the cosmetic results achieved with Kybella. It’s crucial to maintain a stable weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise to optimize the benefits of the treatment. Significant weight gain can lead to new fat deposits, which may necessitate additional Kybella sessions or alternative treatments. It’s essential to discuss post-treatment care and weight management with your healthcare provider to ensure the best long-term outcome and maintain the improved appearance of the treated area.
Are the results of Kybella treatment permanent?
The results of Kybella treatment are generally considered permanent for the treated fat cells. Kybella, which contains deoxycholic acid, effectively destroys fat cells in the targeted area. Once these fat cells are eliminated, they do not return. However, maintaining a stable weight is crucial, as weight gain can lead to the development of new fat cells in the treated area, potentially affecting the overall appearance. While the treated fat cells are gone for good, it’s essential to follow a healthy lifestyle to ensure lasting results. Individual responses may vary, and touch-up treatments may be necessary for some individuals over time.
How long does a Kybella treatment session usually take?
A Kybella treatment session typically takes about 15 to 20 minutes, making it a relatively quick procedure. The exact duration can vary depending on factors such as the size of the treatment area and the number of injections required. During the session, your healthcare provider will administer Kybella injections into the targeted area under your chin. Multiple injections may be needed to evenly distribute the medication and achieve the desired results. While the treatment itself is relatively short, it’s essential to factor in time for consultation, preparation, and any post-treatment instructions or observations as advised by your provider.
Within two weeks of your Kybella treatment, the new look of your chin will begin to emerge. Full results will show six to eight weeks after your final treatment. Your double chin will be gone, and you will be left with a sculpted jawline and smooth chin. Results can be permanent as long as you maintain your present weight.
Ready to take the next step? Contact us by calling: 724-683-7581.