By now, you have probably heard of Kybella — the nonsurgical injectable treatment designed to reduce submental fullness, or what is known commonly as the double chin. What you may not know is whether the injection is right for you.
Dr. Mashhadian most commonly offers Kybella as an alternative to liposuction or a neck lift but he also uses it to treat the bra-roll, arms, legs and abdomen as we have seen excellent results on those areas. It’s an ideal treatment for those who desire a minimally invasive procedure that requires very little downtime.
If you’re curious about Kybella and are wondering what your individual treatment will be like, it’s best to schedule an appointment at Rodeo Surgical Art, but in the meantime, you can learn more about what you can expect, here.
YOUR INITIAL APPOINTMENT
Before beginning your treatment with Kybella, you need to find out whether the injectable is right for you. If you exhibit fat under your chin that makes you feel overweight or self-conscious about your appearance, then Kybella can help.
Kybella is also useful if you have tried to reduce the volume under your chin with diet and exercise but fail to see the results you want. When stubborn fat refuses to disappear, then cosmetic enhancement may be able to provide a solution.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Mashhadian will examine the skin underneath your chin as it relates to the contours of your face, and he will determine whether Kybella will provide you with the most promising results.
ADMINISTERING YOUR INJECTIONS
Kybella is composed of synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is a natural molecule present in the body that aids in the degradation of fat. Essentially, Kybella injections increase the concentration of deoxycholic acid in the chin, activating the molecules and destroying unwanted fat for good.
You will receive six injections total to reduce your submental fullness. The injections are small, relatively painless and should take no longer than 15 to 20 minutes to administer.
Kybella treatment involves very few side effects, especially when compared to the downtime associated with surgical procedures; however, it is possible for you to experience some swelling and bruising around the injection site as well as slight numbness.
Side effects are temporary and should subside within a couple of days. If you experience anything other than the mild discomforts that Dr. Mashhadian describes, you should contact Rodeo Surgical Art right away.
The number of Kybella injections that you receive depends on your unique case, and Dr. Mashhadian can determine the precise amount of treatment sessions during your initial consultation. At most, you will receive six injections spaced one month apart. Although you may start to see results after two or three doses, it’s recommended that you carry out the entire treatment duration.
When you’ve received all of your injections, the fat under your chin will be permanently destroyed, meaning that it will not return and further treatment is not necessary. Of course, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent additional weight gain, but you can expect your results from Kybella to last indefinitely.