Kybella is an injectable solution that serves one very amazing purpose – it targets fat cells within your body around the injection site and essentially melts them away. Kybella has been clinically proven to melt fat in a variety of body areas, and that’s why it’s become a leading neck fat treatment in plastic surgeons’ offices around the country.

How Does Kybella Work?

Kybella contains a naturally-occurring acid called deoxycholic acid, which your body makes to help absorb fats. It does this by effectively destroying fat cells and releasing the fatty acids inside so your body can excrete them or burn them for energy. This means that Kybella works as a very viable alternative to surgical procedures and even liposuction to treat double-chin fat, and because there’s little to no recovery time, it’s a much better choice for people on the go.

It’s Quick and Virtually Painless

Unlike liposuction and neck lift surgery, both of which usually require general anesthetic and can create bruising, Kybella is different. It’s a simple injection that requires no general anesthesia, and it usually takes only about 15 to 20 minutes for your doctor to finish a session. This means you can walk in with a double chin and walk out well on your way to a brand-new you. Final results aren’t immediate, and most people continue to notice improvements for a few weeks following the treatment.

No Real Recovery Time

Kybella can cause a couple of mild side effects, and most patients claim that they feel a tingling sensation in the injection area for about 15 to 20 minutes after the procedure. Some people experience swelling, bruising, and numbness over the first few days, but this is not enough to keep them from going about their everyday lives. Patients will need to return in a few weeks to go over their results and perhaps have a follow-up treatment. True adverse reactions to Kybella are rare, though, which means it’s the perfect alternative to more involved procedures.

Long-Lasting Results

Although Kybella can last for many years, it often takes several treatments to see optimal results. Patients return to their surgeons five weeks after their first series of injections to discuss results, and at this point, they may receive additional treatments. Most people who use Kybella to reduce chin fat will require anywhere from two to four treatments in order to see the best possible results, and once those results have been achieved, most patients enjoy the results for two years or more.

Kybella is one of the newest products out there designed to melt fat at the very source. It’s safer and far less invasive than liposuction or neck lift surgery, which means it’s a great alternative to those procedures for people who live busy lifestyles they can’t interrupt with recovery. Kybella can also be a viable alternative for those who aren’t good candidates for liposuction or more invasive surgeries. Your plastic surgeon can give you more information about this.

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Dr. Jacob Tower

A board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacob Tower brings a thoughtful approach and an artistic eye to New England’s premier plastic surgery practice, The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition to being an in-demand surgeon, Dr. Tower is an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, a sought-after lecturer, and an expert in facial plastic surgery.

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