Nowadays, an increasing number of people are more self-conscious about their looks. With the popularity of selfies, people now want to adjust their features to look perfect. Advancements in cosmetic surgery have made it possible to correct body features like wrinkling and excess fat.

Such cosmetic procedures can be either surgical or non-surgical. Kybella is one of the non-surgical injectable procedures for treating double chin. Below is what you need to know about Kybella.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is a non-surgical injectable form of deoxycholic acid that reduces fat deposits below the chin. When this formulation is injected into target areas, it destroys the fat cells. By destroying fat cells below the chin, Kybella may also inadvertently create the appearance of a more defined jawline.

Can Kybella Be Used to Treat Other Areas?

Kybella is FDA approved to reduce fat underneath your chin. In uncommon cases, some injectors may use Kybella off-label to treat other areas. Some examples include the armpits, inner knees, or lower belly area.

Are There Any Off-label Uses of Kybella? How Safe Are They?

Medical practitioners may occasionally use Kybella to reduce fat in other body parts. Some of the off-label use of Kybella include reducing lower buttock fatty folds, bra bulges, back fat, and more. Though Kybella is only FDA-cleared for reducing fat below the chin, it can work elsewhere on the body.

Which Do You Recommend Between Kybella vs. Liposuction?

The treatment option you choose depends on your situation. While liposuction reduces fat by sucking out fat cells, Kybella destroys the fat cells directly.

One benefit of Kybella is that the procedure does not carry risks of anesthesia or other complications associated with a surgery. However, unlike liposuction, Kybella requires multiple treatment sessions to reach final results. Choosing between the two often comes down to your personal preferences regarding surgery and your injector or surgeon’s advice.

What is Recovery Like for Kybella Injections?

Kybella is a procedure that is quick, taking about 30 minutes. You can go back to your routine daily activities soon after treatment. However, after Kybella injection, you might expect:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Inflammation
  • Redness
  • Temporary numbness around the injection site

These side effects can be somewhat long-lasting, with some patients seeing swelling for up to six weeks.

How Long Does Kybella Injections Last?

Kybella is a treatment that destroys fat cells. So, the destroyed cells disappear permanently, leading to long-lasting results. Note that swelling and other side effects may mean that final results are not seen until six weeks after your final treatment.

Are Kybella Injections Painful?

Kybella injections are performed using an ultra-fine needle is used to administer the formulation. You can use a local anesthetic to minimize the discomfort of injections during the treatment. Patients commonly experience a burning sensation due to Kybella. Soreness may be treated using ibuprofen once 24 hours have past since your injections.

How Long Does It Take for Kybella to Work?

Usually, it takes between 4 to 6 weeks after treatment to see desired results. You might have to take up 4 treatments to obtain the desired results. The number of treatments might depend upon your body’s reaction to Kybella injections. If you require additional treatments, they can be performed 6 to 8 weeks apart.

Schedule a Consultation

Most preferred cosmetic facial treatments are non-surgical such as injections. Kybella injections are one of the ideal options for eliminating excess chin fat. If you are ready to get Kybella treatment, contact Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery in Phoenix Arizona. Please call 215-923-5001 to schedule your consultation with nurse injector Jamie Thalmann.

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