A noninvasive alternative to cosmetic surgery
Are you bothered by stubborn fat below your chin that won’t go away no matter how much you exercise or diet? “Double chin” no longer needs to be treated by invasive procedures such as liposuction or surgery, which is riskier and requires substantial healing time. Kybella is the new and revolutionary non-invasive injectable solution to the problem of submental fat.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is a noninvasive alternative to cosmetic surgery that uses a series of injections of deoxycholic acid to dissolve the fat beneath the chin. Deoxycholic acid is a natural substance produced and secreted by the body, and breaks down dietary fat in the gut. Kybella is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid and is used to break down fat in unwanted areas of the body. When injected into submental fat, the acid dissolves the fat which is then naturally removed by the body.
The number of necessary treatments varies from person to person, but you should not receive more than six total injections. Each injection must take place no earlier than a month from the last, and most people have an average of 3 treatments. The actual number of treatments depends on the amount of existing submental fat and your desired outcome.
Recovery time for Kybella injections is short, and you should be able to return to your normal activities soon after treatment. However, there is noticeable swelling that persists for an average of 2 weeks in the area of injection. This procedure should only be done on adults 18 years or older. If you are pregnant or nursing, you should not receive Kybella injections. It is not yet clear whether Kybella affects the fetus or if it is passed through breast milk.