Kybella® is a newly released injectable approved by the FDA for reducing moderate to severe submental fullness, also known as a double-chin. The appearance of a double-chin was traditionally treated with cosmetic surgery. With Kybella®, patients can achieve youthful and healthy-looking results without the expense or downtime of surgery.
When Kybella® is injected, fat cells begin to dissolve and leave the body through metabolic processes. As Kybella® is absorbed by the targeted fat cells, a more desirable profile contour may be observed. For most patients, two to four treatment sessions are necessary to see results. Given the patient, these results are long lasting and sometimes permanent.
Why Do People Get Kybella?
Though there are other options for double chin removal such as liposuction, some patients prefer to opt for a non-surgical treatment. This is why Kybella is a top choice for excess chin fat removal. Because it does not involve surgery and is minimally invasive, Kybella allows patients a lower recovery time than surgical procedures and has fewer risks, with great results.
What Foods Should I Avoid After Kybella?
Some swelling may occur after your Kybella treatment, contributing to a more plumped or swollen look. One way to help eliminate swelling is to avoid foods that can enhance inflammation. These include foods high in salt, sugar, refined carbohydrates, spicy foods, cigarettes, alcohol, and caffeine.
Can Kybella Work After One Treatment?
Though every patient’s results may be different, the average patient starts seeing full results after just one treatment. Depending on the thickness of a patient’s fat tissue, there are some cases where multiple sessions may be needed to achieve full elimination of the double chin.
How Soon Will I See Results from Kybella?
After your treatment, it can take up to four to six weeks for Kybella to kick in, be absorbed by the body, and show its full effect. Depending on your number of treatments, you will continue to notice fat reduction after each treatment. Every patient’s treatment plan is individualized to their specific need, goals, and facial structure, allowing for the appearance of optimal results.
How Do I Get the Best Results After Kybella?
After your Kybella treatment, you may experience swelling or tenderness, but there are a few active things patients can do to see the results of your Kybella treatment more quickly. They are:
One of the simplest, most effective steps you can take to see your Kybella results as quickly as possible is to drink plenty of water. Just keep in mind that not feeling thirsty is not an adequate hydration indication.
- Drinking a lot of water, and staying hydrated regularly
- Gentle massaging can speed up the healing process
- Taking over-the-counter antihistamines may reduce swelling
- Taking over-the-counter pain medication can ease post-treatment discomfort
- Gently massaging the lymphatic area can help to drain inflammation
- Applying cold or ice packs gently to the treated area
- Using a chinstrap wrapped around the chin and neck for more compression
- Sleeping with your head in the upright position the first couple of days after the treatment
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