Often patients desire to get rid of their double chin for an improved aesthetic appearance. However, until recently all medical options were too invasive and costly for most patients. Recently, a new treatment option known as Kybella has become available. Kybella is a non-invasive and non-surgical option for liposuction of the chin.

Kybella, which is made up of deoxycholic acid, a molecule found naturally in the body is injected into the treatment area to promote fat loss in the targeted area. The molecule naturally breaks down and absorbs fat. The injection destroys the fat cells, which are eliminated within the body. Any fat cells destroyed cannot regenerate. This results in nearly permanent results once your desired goal has been achieved.

The standard treatment is a number of treatments not exceeding six in total that is spaced a month or more apart.

Kybella is dangerous when injected improperly. Some complications include nerve injury, difficulty swallowing, and problems at the injection site. That’s why it’s important that you work with a qualified practitioner that has experience performing Kybella injections. Achieving the desired results requires clear communication between patient and practitioner along with careful placement of the injection. Be sure to check out the before and after gallery to get an idea of what kind of results you should expect with Kybella injections.

The standard treatment is a number of treatments that should not exceed a total of six. The injections are spaced a month or more apart. Keep in mind that while results are permanent, it does not destroy every fat cell in the area. Weight gain is still possible and may eliminate your results. Also, every patient has a different body type and starting point. Those factors combined with your response to treatment will determine the final results you achieve.

Individual results may vary.

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