Kybella – Permanent Non-Surgical Neck Fat Elimination
If you’re looking for a non-surgical approach to enhance your chin’s appearance, you’ll find the solution with our Kybella treatment in Beverly Hills. Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment to permanently eliminate fat below the chin (submental fat), better known as the- “double chin”. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
What does it do?
The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella permanently eliminates fat cells. Kybella is administered through a series of simple injections spaced about 6 weeks apart. Many patients notice considerable improvement after two treatment sessions.
How does it differ from liposuction?
Although both remove unwanted fat from under the chin, Kybella and liposuction differ on several aspects: how the procedures are done, their associated side effects, as well as their observed recovery period.
Kybella injections are a non-surgical procedures completed with no sedation or general anesthesia. Kybella is injected in the area under the chin, permanently eliminating fat cells. The entire procedure only takes about 30 minutes.
On the other hand, liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that involves removing the fat with a small tube called a cannula, typically under mild sedation. The area under the chin is treated with a local anesthestic and the surgeon then removes the fat with The suction canulla. The procedure can take between 1-2 hours.
Kybella injections entail redness and swelling that is typically mild and easy to conceal. Similarly, liposuction’s side effects include some minor swelling and bruising. Sometimes, however, liposuction patients need to wear a chinstrap to promote healing.
When you undergo liposuction, you will expect a recovery period of about three to seven days. With Kybella injections, you’ll need less time recover.
At Allure Aesthetic Surgery we offer both procedures and our experienced team can help you determine whether Kybella injections or liposuction can give you the results you’re hoping for.