Non-surgical fat reduction procedures make it possible to get rid of fat under the chin.
Non-Surgical Fat Reduction – How Kybella Injections Work
Non-surgical fat reduction procedures are a good alternative to liposuction or surgery because they are minimally invasive and don’t require a lot of downtime.
Although there are several non-surgical fat reduction treatment options available, Kybella injections are gaining popularity. They work by destroying fat cells to reduce the appearance of fat under your chin. Here is how Kybella injections can help reduce the fat.
What is Non-surgical Fat Reduction?
Non-surgical fat reduction procedures make it possible to get rid of fat pockets under the chin without going under the knife. These procedures also eliminate scarring and downtime. They work by breaking down fat cells to reduce the amount of subcutaneous fat pockets, which is the fat that sits underneath the skin and above the muscles.
A non-surgical fat reduction is a good option for those who are at or near their ideal body weight. They can be used in combination with diet and exercise to help achieve a healthy appearance. Some people’s submental fat is genetic and no matter how they try to loose weight the stubborn fat is still there. Thus, Kybella may be the answer to this problem. Here are some benefits of using non-surgical fat reduction treatments:
- No anesthesia, scars, incisions, or downtime
- Side effects are minimal and go away on their own shortly after the procedure
- Gradual results are discrete for patients who don’t want to be open about the treatment
- Results can last long-term as long as patients maintain their weight
Non-surgical treatments have a few limitations to be aware of. They only reduce fat whereas liposuction has minimal sculpting abilities. Many physicians cannot tell you exactly how much fat you will lose. However, they can provide an estimation. You may also need multiple procedures to get your desired results. Some non-surgical fat reductions are not recommended for people with large amounts of fat to lose.
What Are Kybella Treatments?
Kybella injections are made with a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally-occurring substance in the body that helps break down fat during digestion. When injected into the body, Kybella can help break down fat cells on contact to reduce the appearance of fat pockets.
According to one study, submental fat is a problem in both younger and older males and females. It can occur no matter what your body mass is. The study stated that although localized fat deposits are located in many parts of the body, submental fat is more noticeable due to its location (1).
Before Kybella treatments were around, the treatment of submental fat included going through invasive surgical procedures, such as liposuction, fat excision, and complete neck reconstructions.
Surgery is often associated with an increased risk of infections, bleeding, bruising, scarring, and anesthesia problems (1). Surgery may also lead to discomfort, prolonged downtime, and the possibility of poor outcomes.
Kybella is the only FDA approved injectable form of deoxycholic acid. It can greatly reduce the need for surgery. Many people use it to treat a double chin.
How Do Kybella Injections Work?
Kybella treatments use a very thin needle to inject synthetic deoxycholic acid into the body. It is FDA approved to reduce submental fullness, which is the fat located beneath the chin.
Research shows that Kybella causes focal adipolysis when injected into an area of submental fat, which causes the fat cells to destroy themselves (1).
Once destroyed, these cells cannot store or accumulate fat, which results in an approved appearance of the submental area by reducing localized fat deposits and enhanced tissue tightening.
The actual treatments takes around 5 minutes to perform. You will swell for the next few days. Most patients require between two and four treatments to achieve the desired results.
The physician uses the smallest needle available for your comfort. You may ask to have the area iced before the injections for added comfort.
The fat that is destroyed by Kybella injections does not return and the results should last as long as the patient maintains their desired weight. Most patients can return to their normal activities within two days.
Some people may experience minimal side effects, including swelling, redness, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site. These side effects are temporary and clear up within a short amount of time on their own. The swelling usually is about 4 to 7 days. You will be swollen to the world for one week. Then the next 3 weeks only you will only notice the swelling.
Kybella in Conclusion
Non-surgical fat reduction procedures are gaining popularity due to their ability to improve the patient’s appearance without the need for surgery. They are non-invasive and produce fewer (if any) results when compared to surgical procedures.
Kybella injections are the only FDA approved treatments for submental fat, which is located below the skin and above the muscles. They work by destroying fat cells so that they can no longer store or accumulate fat.
Kybella treatments are usually painless and require little downtime. Most patients can return to normal activities within two days. Side effects are minimal and usually go away on their own.
If you want a better profile and want to permanently get rid of your chin fat, talk to Dr. Mai to learn more about Kybella injections and whether they are right for you.
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