It is important to take the time to learn about how a cosmetic treatment works before you decide it is right for you. A lot of people are excited about Kybella®. This is a treatment that has the power to get rid of your double chin. However, you may be curious about how it works.
The first thing that you should know is that Kybella® is a prescription medication. It is used to help adults get rid of a double chin. It will improve a person’s overall appearance and their profile by getting rid of submental fat. If you are unfamiliar with the term “submental fat”, this just refers to fat that you have underneath the chin. Lots of people refer to it as a double chin. At this time, it is the only injectable treatment that has been approved by the FDA to get rid of fat specifically in the area underneath the chin.
When you come in for your initial consultation, we are going to ask you various questions about your health. We want to be sure that you are a right match for this treatment. While Kybella® has been proven as a safe and effective treatment, the best candidates typically include healthy adults who have consistently struggled with a double chin despite regular diet and exercise. Anyone can experience a double chin, even if they are at a healthy weight.
The main ingredient in Kybella® is deoxycholic acid. This is something that all of us have in our bodies. When produced in the body, it helps break down dietary fat. When it is injected into the fat under the chin, it destroys the fat cells. As these cells are destroyed, the body gets rid of them naturally, so you will see that the area that receives treatment becomes slimmer and has less fat.
You will not have to do much in order to prepare for your treatment. Basically, you will be able to relax in a comfortable position as we inject the solution into the areas you would like to treat. We will do everything to make you look as comfortable as possible. Most patients see best results after 2-4 treatment sessions.
At Metairie Plastic Surgeons, we would be happy to answer more of your questions about Kybella®. We proudly serve men and women in the New Orleans and surrounding areas. Contact us at our office in Metairie today to schedule an obligation-free consultation and learn more.