The Science Behind Kybella

Posted on April 26, 2017 under kybella

When you look in the mirror, do you notice excess fat below your chin? If so, you are not alone. Submental fullness, also known as a double chin, is a common occurrence in many individuals, and can be caused by weight gain, genetics, or aging.

While many individuals may try to eliminate this excess fat with exercise, this is often not enough. As you may have heard, Kybella is a fat absorbing solution that can help you get rid of your double chin. This FDA-approved drug is an alternative to liposuction or surgery that treats excess flab underneath the chin.

How does it work?

Kybella in Fayetteville is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment that uses deoxycholid acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body, to break down and absorb fat. It is first injected into the fat tissue in several injections underneath the chin. Then, the deoxycholic acid literally destroys the fat cells. The process takes between two and six treatments over the course of a few months to allow the deoxycholic acid to work its way through the fat.

Will the results stick if I gain weight?

Because Kybella destroys fat cells, targeted fat cells cannot grow back. However, Kybella unfortunately cannot target every cell. As you gain weight, it is possible that the remaining fat cells could grow and expand. For best long-term results, it is recommended that patients follow healthy life practices.

Who is a good candidate?

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your double chin, feel that your submental fullness makes you look heavier or older than you are, or wish to avoid surgery, you may be a good candidate for Kybella in Fayetteville. Kybella is used to target fat underneath the chin, therefore is not suggested for those with loose or sagging skin. If you wish to get rid of a “turkey neck”, you may want to consider other options.

If you want a minimally invasive solution to eliminate your double chin, contact Taylor Plastic Surgery in Arkansas today to schedule your consultation. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.