Since 2015, Kybella has been an FDA-approved way to actually melt away a double chin. It is an injectable drug that simply works like a double-chin eraser—in the right hands.
Kybella” is just the brand name for ATX-101. That is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, patented by Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, the California company that created the drug. Deoxycholic acid occurs naturally in the body and helps metabolize fat from food. The inventors basically thought they would harness that fat metabolizing power and redirect it, which was the basis for Kybella.
Fat cells have an outer membrane layer that keeps the cell together. Kybella disrupts that membrane and destroys it, and your fat gets metabolized by your body. Three to four treatments are often required to sufficiently reduce or eliminate the fat associated with a double chin. Typically 2 to 3 vials of Kybella are injected in each session. Your treatments will be scheduled no less than one month apart.
First, you will discuss your goals and expectations with your doctor to ensure Kybella is the right choice for you. If you go ahead with it, your practitioner will first clean the treatment site and mark out where the injections will be. They will numb the area and inject Kybella in an even grid pattern over the chin. The whole thing typically takes less than half an hour. Side effects including bruising, discomfort, numbness, swelling, and redness should resolve in a week or less.
Kybella offers amazing benefits for people who are just tired of looking at that double chin in photos and the mirror. No incisions and the amazing results of a product engineered based on the natural processes of the human body are what this technique offers you. Contact us about Kybella at Changes Plastic Surgery and we’ll be happy to discuss the procedure with you.