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Kybella - Canyon Speciality Surgery Center

Whether the amount of fat below your chin is moderate or severe, a double chin can cause issues with your overall appearance, which may reduce your confidence levels.

If you suffer from a double chin and want to take the necessary steps towards getting rid of this fat, one treatment option for you to consider is Kybella, which is a popular cosmetic treatment.

How Kybella is Designed to Work

Kybella is a type of injectable medication that’s approved by the FDA for getting rid of fat cells in the immediate area where the injection occurs. The main ingredient that’s found within the Kybella solution is synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is a natural molecule in your body that’s designed to get rid of dietary fat by breaking it down and absorbing it. A direct injection of this acid into the area where the fat is located can make for a more targeted approach to weight loss. The fat cells that are destroyed can no longer accumulate fat, which means that the results you’re provided with should be lasting ones.

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Kybella - Canyon Speciality Surgery Center
Kybella - Canyon Speciality Surgery Center

Are You a Candidate?

When you’re trying to decide if you’re a good candidate for Kybella, there are a variety of things to consider. If you find that you’ve recently been self-conscious or unhappy because of the amount of fat that’s situated below your chin, these are good reasons to have this treatment done. Since the treatment itself comes with very few risks, there are hardly any reasons why you shouldn’t consider Kybella.

You might also want to consider this solution if you’ve been exercising and eating well but find that no changes have occurred with your double chin. The same is true if the presence of a double chin is causing you to feel heavier and older than you actually are at the moment. This injectable treatment is FDA-approved, which means that you can be confident that it will provide you with the results you’re looking for.

What to Expect

When you schedule a Kybella treatment, small injections of the solution will be placed in the treatment area below your chin, which only takes around 20 minutes to complete. The amount of injections that are used in this treatment depends on how much fat you want to remove. You will need to wait at least one month for a second injection to be provided. Up to six injections of Kybella can be administered.

Recovery Process and Possible Side Effects

You should expect some minor bruising and swelling to occur at the beginning of your recovery process. However, you should be able to return to work in a day or two. Some of the more serious side effects that you should inform your doctor about if they occur include difficulties with swallowing, nerve injuries in your jaw, and open sores or hair loss around the injection site.