Kybella injections use the synthetic form of this bile acid to destroy the fat cells located under the chin. Once destroyed, the fat cells can no longer store fat. Kybella is a cosmetic non-surgical injectable product used to eliminate excess stubborn fat under the chin (the submental region). Many patients choose Kybella to reduce the appearance of their frustrating double chin.
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You are a good candidate for Kybella if you are at least 18 years with noticeable excess fat under your chin. The procedure may not be for you if you have difficulty swallowing, are planning a facial surgery, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have any medical conditions affecting your chin.
Once they are confident about your candidature for Kybella, you can plan a date for the procedure. There’s nothing much to prepare before undergoing Kybella. Since it is non-surgical, the risks associated with it are very minor and negligible. However, you need to avoid taking acetaminophen and ibuprofen beforehand to prevent bruising post-procedure.
During your consultation, you will discuss your medical history in detail with a skilled expert. Talk to them about any cosmetic procedures you have already undergone and any allergies you may have. You should also let them know if you are under any medication.
At the start of the procedure, the targeted injection sites will be marked. A topical numbing agent will then be administered to ensure you are at ease throughout the process. Generally, 20-50 quick injections are administered beneath the chin. The acid kills the fat cells, which are then gradually metabolized by your body.
The number of sessions depends on the fat deposits you have and your expectations from the procedure. Usually, multiple sessions are required to achieve optimal results. While some people achieve desired results after 3-4 sessions, several others require 6 treatments.
Avoid wearing makeup for a couple of days following the procedure. You can carry on with your daily activities after Kybella treatment without any issues. The procedure comes with minor temporary side effects such as bruising, swelling, and numbness. These conditions subside by themselves within a few days.
Do not lie down for several hours after receiving the injections. Additionally, it is best to apply an ice pack immediately after the treatment. You may need a cold compress for 2-3 days to control any swelling.
After the Kybella treatment, you must take care to reduce the chances of infection and inflammation. Avoid engaging in rigorous activities, since strenuous physical exercise can intensify inflammation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Kybella is an injectable treatment used to eliminate submental fat and reduce the volume of a double chin.
The Kybella treatment session involves first marking the targeted injection sites. The area is numbed, and then injections are delivered.
Because anesthesia is used to numb the area before the injections are delivered, the treatment session should not be painful.
The results of Kybella are permanent. Deoxycholic acid destroys fat cells, so they will not reappear.