Can Kybella Get Rid of My Double Chin?
If you struggle to lose stubborn areas of fat, genetics or age may be to blame. Kybella is a new, FDA-approved treatment that destroys fat cells in the chin so that you can enjoy a more youthful, sleek appearance.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is a prescription, injectable solution approved for treating submental fullness of the chin, otherwise known as a “double chin.” This treatment is approved for adults with moderate to severe fullness. Kybella is a nonsurgical treatment with no incisions and minimal downtime.
How Does Kybella Work?
The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid. It's a natural acid in the body that helps break down and absorb fat from foods. When deoxycholic acid is injected into the target area, it effectively destroys fat cells. Once these fat cells are destroyed, they can’t grow back. After treatment, you’ll enjoy a slimmer, toned profile.
How Many Kybella Sessions Will I Need?
Your doctor will assess your chin profile and tailor a treatment plan specifically for you. If you require more than one session, the sessions will be spaced one month apart. Most patients report visible results after two to four treatments. The percentage of patients who reported positive results after treatment is as follows:
- One session: 8%
- Two sessions: 28%
- Three sessions: 43%
- Four sessions: 55%
- Five sessions: 66%
- Six sessions: 72%
Is Kybella Painful?
To minimize discomfort during treatment, your doctor will administer a numbing cream and local anesthetic to the treatment area. If you experience swelling after a session, you can use an ice pack to help reduce it. Swelling usually peaks about 24 hours after treatment and resolves after just two days.
Does Kybella Sculpt My Jawline?
Kybella destroys fat cells in the chin, giving your chin a slimmer appearance. It’s non-surgical, so after your treatment, you’ll see a slimmer profile that enhances your natural jawline.
What Should I Expect after Kybella?
After you undergo your specific number of treatments, you’ll enjoy a smoother, slimmer profile. Since Kybella permanently destroys the chin’s fat cells, you’ll never have to worry that your double chin will return. Kybella is an effective and permanent treatment for the removal of chin fat.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Kybella and learning if it’s right for you, make an appointment today with Miami Plastic Surgery. Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care while helping you look your absolute best.