What is Kybella? Here’s Everything You Need to Know!

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A double chin, medically known as submental fat, is a common problem that affects many people. While it’s not a serious medical condition, it can cause self-consciousness and affect a person’s self-esteem. Until recently, the only solution to get rid of a double chin was through invasive procedures such as liposuction or neck lift surgery. However, there’s now a non-surgical option called Kybella that can help remove submental fat, resulting in a slimmer, more defined jawline.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that uses deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, to break down and absorb fat cells. Deoxycholic acid is a bile acid that aids in the digestion of fat, and when injected into the chin area, it destroys the fat cells permanently. As a result, the treated area appears slimmer and more contoured.

How does Kybella work?

The Kybella treatment involves a series of injections into the submental fat area. During the treatment, a small amount of Kybella is injected directly into the fat cells beneath the chin using a fine needle. The number of injections required depends on the amount of submental fat a person has, with most patients requiring two to four sessions spaced one month apart. The procedure takes about 15 to 20 minutes, and patients can return to their normal activities immediately after treatment.

After the injections, the deoxycholic acid works to break down the fat cells, and the body’s natural metabolic process eliminates them from the body. Over the course of several weeks, patients will begin to notice a reduction in the size of their double chin.

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    What are the benefits of Kybella?

    Kybella offers several benefits over traditional methods for removing submental fat. Unlike liposuction or neck lift surgery, Kybella is a non-surgical treatment that requires no downtime, anesthesia, or incisions. It is also a safe and effective treatment with minimal side effects.

    Kybella treatments are customizable, and dermatologists can tailor the injections to meet the patient’s unique needs. Additionally, the results are long-lasting, as the fat cells are permanently destroyed, and most patients will not need further treatment after completing the recommended sessions.

    Who is a good candidate for Kybella?

    Kybella is an ideal treatment for individuals who have a moderate to severe amount of submental fat, which creates the appearance of a double chin. It’s important to note that Kybella is not suitable for everyone, and patients should consult with their dermatologist to determine if they are a good candidate for the treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding women, as well as individuals with certain medical conditions, should avoid Kybella treatments.

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    What are the potential side effects of Kybella?

    As with any medical procedure, there are potential side effects associated with Kybella treatments. The most common side effects include swelling, bruising, and redness at the injection site, which typically resolves within a few days. Some patients may also experience temporary numbness or hardness in the treatment area, which usually goes away on its own within a few weeks. In rare cases, more serious side effects such as nerve injury, difficulty swallowing, or uneven smile may occur. However, these complications are infrequent and can be minimized by selecting a skilled and experienced dermatologist such as Dr. Qazi and his team to perform the treatment.

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      Kybella is a revolutionary non-surgical treatment for submental fat that can provide patients with a slimmer and more defined jawline. Qazi Cosmetic Center, led by Dr. Qazi and his team of experts, offers this safe and effective procedure that requires no downtime, and the results are long-lasting. If you are self-conscious about your double chin, Kybella may be an ideal treatment option for you.

      Contact Dr. Nadir Qazi at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic!

      Have more questions? On the fence about what procedure is right for you? Unsure how to achieve your desired results? Never fear, the team at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic is here to help. Schedule a consultation to learn more!

      By: Dr. Nadir Qazi

      Dr. Nadir Qazi is a board certified physician specializing in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and an instructor for advanced injections and laser techniques.

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