If one wants to get rid of one’s stubborn double chin, there are a few options that one can adopt, Kybella being one of the newest and most popular. Essentially, Kybella is an excellent non-surgical option for those obstinate double-chins that cannot be done away with irrespective of one’s diet and exercise.

Kybella is a medication administering deoxycholic acid that is targeted through injection directly into the area of unwanted fat. The acid dissolves the fat over the following days to weeks, and one’s body then absorbs it, ultimately leaving the patient with an improved body outline and a more clearly delineated neck and chin.

Generally, two or more treatments are required, which must be spread over a gap of every 4-6 weeks for the best result.

Does Kybella Last

Once the fat walls are destroyed, they don’t return. Hence, once the patient gets rid of all the fat cells in the double chin with Kybella injections, they vanish permanently, and the new chin remains intact forever.

Who Is the Best Candidate for Kybella?

The best candidates are those who have mild to moderate excess fat in the area and good skin quality. Typically, out of the two common options of Kybella injection treatments and liposuction, the right choice for a patient would actually depend on their anatomy and their goals, among other things. However, in keeping with the non-surgical nature of Kybella, it often turns out to be the best choice for many.

Adding a word about liposuction, it is a surgical procedure that permanently removes insignificant fat cells under the chin and in other areas of the body. Generally, a single surgical procedure is adequate for the permanent removal of unwanted fat cells. However, on rare occasions, a follow-up procedure may be required to correct any contour abnormalities.

The following points summarize the essence of Kybella:

  • Who it’s best for: Patients with mild to moderate fat content under the chin.
  • Downtime: Doctors testify that there is little to almost no downtime. After a few weeks, patients would begin to notice visible changes.
  • Procedure: The treatment lasting around is non-surgical, but involves dozens of small injections.
  • Maintenance: Patients will need to have two or more treatments, each spaced about a month apart.

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Kybella is the only non-surgical treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the submental area. The only other alternatives are invasive surgical procedures, which in general have a different risk and benefit profile than Kybella. There is a dramatic upsurge in the numbers of people looking for cosmetic medical procedures supporting the direct connection between appearance and improved personal esteem.

Despite the debate whether Kybella will supersede liposuction in the future as the non-invasive treatment for submental fat, it truly represents a definite progression in the proficiency of the medical fraternity to treat a nagging aesthetic issue for a large prospective human population.

If you’re interested in learning more about Kybella, don’t hesitate to contact our office today!