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How Kybella works

According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 67% of people are unhappy with their double chin. Because of this, a revolutionary product was developed: Kybella. Its active ingredient is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, a molecule that’s naturally produced by our body to help break down and absorb fat. When the Kybella formula is injected into a fat cell, it damages the cell so much fat can never be stored there again. Over the course of several weeks, the destroyed fat cells are metabolized by the body and are flushed out through the lymphatic system. 

Ideal candidates for Kybella

  • Are bothered by moderate to severe fat under the chin
  • Are not obese
  • Have good skin quality with enough firmness for the procedure
  • Are over the age of 18
  • Understand that Kybella is not a weight loss procedure
  • Understand that Kybella may require multiple sessions
  • Have realistic expectations for what Kybella can accomplish

Is Kybella right for you?

  • Do you feel self-conscious when you catch a glimpse of your profile?
  • Do you try to hide your neck area with clothing?
  • Do you try to stretch out your neck or lift your head when posing for pictures?
  • Do you feel that your double chin makes you look heavier or older than you actually are?
  • Do you feel you’re losing the youthful contour of your neck?

If your answer to any of these questions is yes, Kybella could be great for you. 

What Kybella can accomplish

A double chin affects even those who are very fit. It’s unfortunate, because a double chin can often add both weight and age to your overall appearance. In addition, fat in this area is notoriously difficult to get rid of, even with a strict diet and exercise regimen.

This is because submental fat is often genetic, so you’re essentially fighting Mother Nature. But there’s a reason that Kybella has a 72% patient satisfaction rate on RealSelf.com. Over a series of injections, this procedure delivers a beautifully sculpted neck and jawline area, resulting in a more attractive profile and overall more youthful appearance. 

Key benefits of Kybella

  • A beautifully sculpted chin and profile
  • Improved self-esteem and confidence
  • Non-surgical (no anesthesia, incisions, or recovery)
  • Treatments take 15 to 20 minutes
  • Minimal pain and little downtime
  • Long-lasting results (often permanent)
  • Boosted self-esteem and confidence 
Older lady admiring her neck in mirror

What happens during a Kybella treatment?

“Before” photos of you will be taken either during your consultation or before your treatment on the day of. Once you’re settled in, you’ll be given numbing cream underneath your chin, followed by a temporary tattoo dot grid. This will help your specialist know where to inject the Kybella. You can expect roughly 10 to 50 injections over the course of about ten minutes. 

You’ll feel them, but most patients find it very tolerable, as they will be numbed. You may also feel a burning sensation — this is the actual chemical — but you will also be given ice packs to help with this, and there will be breaks between injections. Following treatment, the treated area will be wrapped with a compression garment. For optimal results, we recommend 2 to 4 Kybella treatments scheduled six weeks apart. Once you’ve completed your series of treatments, there is no need for maintenance treatments, as with dermal fillers or Botox®.  

Recovery and results

After your Kybella treatment, your chin may feel sore. In addition, before Kybella results are visible you’ll experience some swelling, which is completely normal. This makes some patients feel like their double chin is actually growing, but it’s not. It’s part of the recovery process. Once the swelling has subsides, the fat cells are gone permanently. The swelling will peak about 24 hours after your first Kybella treatment, and will last anywhere from two days to a few weeks. This may sound like a long time, but the results are very worth it. Many patients choose to work from home during this time if they can, but it’s not necessary. Over the recovery time, you may also experience bruising, burning, or numbness. These are also normal, and this means the Kybella is working.

Why choose Mangat?

If you’re ready to get rid of your double chin, please reach out to us. Anyone who chooses Kybella treatments should only receive them from a certified and experienced professional. Our talented team at Mangat Plastic Surgery Institute and Skin Care has a nationwide reputation for excellence. 

We are known for our beautiful results that appear entirely natural and never overdone. We are dedicated to providing a concierge-style service to help you feel comfortable and confident on your aesthetic journey. We invite you to contact us today for a personal consultation. 

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