Kybella Treatment

There is a new technique for removing the fat that causes a double chin. FDA-approved and non-invasive, this fat loss removal solution is great news for anyone who doesn’t have the time to dedicate to more traditional methods. It’s a particularly effective double chin injection too, designed to remove the fat in that area. The process consists of injecting deoxycholic acid into the fat under the chin. Deoxycholic acid is also found in bile and it dissolves the membranous linings of fat cells, causing them to expel their contents and dissolve. The fat is then reabsorbed by the body. 

Kybella Treatment

Kybella treatment is a new non-invasive fat loss solution, so there are still things to be learned about it. This includes how long the results last. Some patients have reported the results sticking around for several years. Multiple treatments, typically around six, are usually required and are spread over several months. The double chin injection results in minimal “downtime” and does not require general anesthesia. Kybella is a great alternative to traditional cold steel plastic surgery or to liposuction.  

Best Candidates for Kybella

The best candidates for Kybella are individuals over 18-years-old who are in good health and have already tried to reduce the fat under the chin by diet or exercise. On the other hand, the treatment is not for everyone. If you have fat and loose or baggy skin, Kybella will not correct the issue. If you are pregnant, you should not get Kybella treatments as it affects on the unborn fetus are not known. As a precaution, let the physician giving you Kybella know if you have had prior facial surgeries and what kinds of medications you are taking.  

Non-Invasive Fat Loss

Downtime and side effects are generally minimal. kybella treatmentSome pain, swelling, bruising, and numbness are the usual post-treatment problems, and these disappear in a week or two. Though the treatment is usually well tolerated, serious though rare, side effects have been noted, including facial weakness, lopsided smile, difficulty swallowing, and nerve damage. Some physicians have reported results are not predictable, in that significant reduction in fat may occur with one or two treatments while other cases take five or six. Keep your timeline in mind when opting for the treatment and prepare to be patient to see the effects.

Double Chin Injection

Is a double chin a health problem? No, it’s a cosmetic issue that affects a person’s self-image and it can be an issue for individuals who are in shape as well as those on the weight-loss journey. If you are trying to lose weight, you might want to postpone your treatment until after your weight-loss journey because your double chin may recede during the process. 

Kybella is a new kind of fat reduction treatment and has some advantages over older, conventional techniques like surgery and liposuction. Is it the right treatment for you? Find a physician you trust, like Dr. Rast, and ask for advice.