What is Kybella?
Kybella an FDA approved injectable medication which destroys fat cells. While it has been typically in the chin and neck areas, we can also treat parts of the body including the lower back, bra fat, and abdomen area. Kybella is comprised of Deoxycholic acid, a natural occurring molecule in our bodies that aids in the absorption of fat. When injected into areas that have fat, such as the neck or body areas, fat cells are destroyed. The number off vials of Kybella needed are determined during your consultation and largely based on the amount of fat we are treating. Kybella treatments generally require multiple appointments to yield the desired result.
How does Kybella Work?
Consultations are required prior to a Kybella treatment, which entails a thorough assessment of the targeted areas being treated. A topical numbing cream may be applied to reduce any discomfort at the injection site. The injection process takes about 15 minutes, but may be based on the number of injections and size of the area. Our medical staff will help determine how many treatment sessions you will need based on the amount and distribution of your fat cells. If you need multiple treatments, your appointments will generally be about 1-month apart. After each treatment you may experience some swelling, bruising and numbness in and around the treatment area up to 7 days after your treatment. Results are typically seen within 4-6 weeks after each treatment.
Is Kybella right for me?
Your initial consultation with on of Javan’s experts is most essential to learning if Kybella is the right treatment for you. We generally treat patients with Kybella if they have the following concerns:
- You are bothered by fat under your chin , also known as submental fullness.
- You are bothered by pockets of fat in other areas of the body, including lower back, bra fat, or abdomen fat
- You feel that pockets of excess fat make you look older or heavier than you actually are
- You don’t want to have surgery
- You eat well and exercise, but sub-mental fullness or pockets of body fat do not go away