Should I Get Kybella?

Jul. 26, 2020 2:19 pm | by Dr. M. Tahsini

Who Shoud Get Kybella?


The typical full recovery time for facial liposuction can last anywhere from four days to more than a week. You may want to make changes to the way your face looks, but finding time to do it may feel impossible. Keep reading to find out if Kybella injections are a good alternative.


Not anymore, though, because Kybella injections are a better way to look your best self. Kybella targets fat cells under the chin and jawline to give you a beautiful, more youthful appearance.


Ready to eliminate that double chin once and for all? Then you better keep reading because Kybella is definitely for you.


The Fat Removing Deoxycholic Acid


Kybella injections utilize the synthetic (i.e., man-made) version of a naturally-derived acid that all human bodies produce. This acid is known as Deoxycholic acid, and its normal function is to absorb body fat.


When you head in for an injections, your provider will bring you in for a preliminary consultation. There, you’ll discuss your goals for the procedure. Your provider will then design a plan to getyour desired results. Also, if you are not a good candidate, you will be aware after a consultation with a certified medical expert. This way you can find other alternatives to get you rid of facial fat.


The procedure itself will begin with your provider marking the areas they will target. Most patients prefer a numbing agent to mitigate any discomfort. Once the procedure begins, your provider will administer anywhere from 20 to up to 50 injections.


Over the next few weeks, the Deoxycholic acid will absorb fat cells at the injection site. Your body metabolizes those cells and discarded as waste.


This is why it’s important to choose a highly-trained provider— failing to inject the acid in the proper locations could result in damage to fat cells in other parts of the body.


Does Kybella Work?


A 2016 review of worldwide clinical studies on Kybella injections investigated questions about efficacy. Of the 20 trials the review looked at, 79% of Kybella injection recipients said they were happy with their results post-procedure.


Still, most people do opt to have additional injections performed. The more severe your case, the more injections you will likely need to undergo.


Not sure of your desired results? Don’t worry because you and your Kybella provider will discuss your aesthetic goals and how your provider will get you there during your preliminary visit.


Is Kybella Safe?


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States approved Kybell injections in 2015. Kybella is a safe, effective, and low-side effect alternative to liposuction and other fat-removing surgical procedures.


Despite that, Kybella does come along with a few mild side effects. These typically include pain, swelling, bruising, redness, and numbing of the injection site. Most people report that these symptoms go away within one to two weeks post-procedure.


In very few cases, people have reported more serious side effects. These include muscle weakness in the face, an uneven smile, difficulty swallowing or drinking, and nerve damage.


If you experience any of these serious symptoms after your injections, make sure to speak with your Kybella injection provider.


Who Needs Kybella Injections?


Kybella injections are ideal for men aged 25–60 and women aged 20–50. However, anyone who’s over the age of 18 and interested in eliminating neck and chin fat is eligible for Kybella Injections.


If you are pregnant, currently dealing with an infection, or have a bleeding disorder, we don’t generally recommend Kybella. People with excessive scarring or stretching of the chin area may not be ideal candidates, either.


How Much Deos it Cost?


Here’s one other thing you need to consider before making your appointment: can you afford the cost of Kybella injections?


Kybella is almost always an elective procedure. That means most insurance carriers do not cover even partial costs. You will have to pay wholly out of pocket for your Kybella injections, which can cost $750–$2,000 per treatment.


The Benefits


Kybella targets fat cells in the neck, chin, and jawline areas. So far, this is the only FDA-approved use of this procedure.


Are you wondering why you should choose Kybella injections? Here are four reasons to consider.


It Can Eliminate Your Double Chin


Most people come to a Kybella provider looking for a way to eliminate their double chin.  Regardless of your age, a double chin can make you feel subconscious and less than your optimal self. That’s where Kybella can help.


They are Minimally Invasive


Unlike other cosmetic procedures, Kybella injections aren’t surgical. You don’t have to go “under the knife” and, as long as you’re comfortable with needles, Kybella injections are an extremely quick and simple procedure.


It Improves the Look of Your Profile


Not all of us are naturally blessed with a model-worthy profile. The good news is you don’t have to be to get the profile you’ve always wanted. Kybella kills those stubborn fat cells in a matter of minutes.


It Provides Permanent Results


Kybella may be fast and easy, but that doesn’t make it any less effective. You’ll see the results from your procedure after only a few short works.


Plus, Kybella is a permanent solution that typically doesn’t require further treatment once you reach your aesthetic goals.


Get The Right Treatment


Kybella is ideal for adults who want to eliminate their double chin without going under the knife. Plus, this procedure is quick, easy, and permanent so you don’t have to worry about your double chin ever again.


Still unsure about whether Kybella or another procedure is right for you? Book a complimentary skin analysis with our experts to learn which procedures you could benefit from the most.


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