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Is Kybella Right for Me?

Published on October 23, 2019

One of the most obvious signs of aging is a double chin. As people age, sagging fat appears below the chin, resulting in a double chin and serious body-image issues and a decline in self-esteem. To resolve this issue, we provide an injectable treatment known as Kybella.

Kybella: An Introduction

Deoxycholic acid, the key ingredient in Kybella, is a natural bile acid in the body. Bile acid is known for its ability to destroy fat cells. Approved by the FDA, Kybella uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid.

Over the years, Kybella has emerged as a popular minimally invasive alternative to neck liposuction. This treatment can destroy submental fat (fat beneath the chin), resulting in a sculpted and youthful appearance for the submental region.

The Kybella Treatment Process

Only a Kybella-certified healthcare expert can administer Kybella. The number of sessions required varies from patient to patient. In each session, patients receive small injections under their chin. The entire process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Kybella treatment sessions are scheduled at least a month apart.

Many healthcare experts limit the number of treatments to six. When deciding the number of sessions for their patients, some important factors that plastic surgeons consider are the desired profile and the amount of fat to be treated.

After Kybella is introduced into the body, it starts destroying fat cells. Once destroyed, these cells are unable to store fat, which means patients do not need any further treatment once they achieve their desired aesthetic goal.

Kybella’s Unique Benefits

Kybella offers a number of benefits:
• Minimally invasive
• Lasting results
• No downtime
• The only FDA-approved injectable to treat a double chin
• Customized according to the patient’s desired profile
• Helps redefine the jawline, resulting in a more youthful appearance

Who Is the Right Candidate for Kybella?

Kybella is recommended for:
• Adults (the person must be 18 years of age or older)
• Women who are not pregnant, nursing, or planning to get pregnant in the near future
• People who lead an active lifestyle but still can’t get rid of submental fullness
• People who are dissatisfied with the way their chin looks
• People who do not have an infection in the submental treatment area

Preparing for Your Kybella Treatment

People who are planning to opt for Kybella must consult with their plastic surgeon. They must discuss their medical history and provide details regarding cosmetic procedures, if any, that have been performed on their face, neck, or chin.

Women who are planning to get pregnant in future should discuss their plans with their doctor. Those who are nursing or pregnant may be asked to postpone their Kybella session.

Because Kybella is a simple minimally invasive procedure, there is little preparation involved. Patients who take ibuprofen and acetaminophen may be asked to stop using these medicines for some time before and after the procedure. It is also advisable that patients wash their face thoroughly before their appointment.

Learn More During a Consultation

Speaking with board-certified plastic surgeons Doctors Bivik Shah and Robert F. Centeno is the best way to learn more about what Kybella can do for you. To get started, contact our office and schedule a consultation.