Kybella Double Chin Treatment – FAQs

Men and women looking to get rid of a double chin can benefit from clinically-proven Kybella injections offered at bodySCULPT® in Manhattan, NYC. This injection non-surgically eliminates submental fat by effectively dissolving the fat buildup under the chin, and improves the overall facial proportions.

Patients generally have many queries about this fat zapping injection and here are the answers to some frequently asked questions:

Q: What is the KYBELLA® injection?

A: This injectable drug comprises mainly of deoxycholic acid, which is the active ingredient and a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. It is the first and only approved non-surgical procedure to address a double chin.

Q: What does a typical procedure involve?

A: A single treatment consists of up to a maximum of 50 injections, 0.2 mL each, and spaced 1 cm apart. Ice / cold packs or topical and/or injectable local anesthesia is applied at the treatment site so that you remain comfortable and pain-free when the injection is administered.

Q: Who can benefit from the procedure?

A: You can consider the procedure if you have consolidated fat deposits and fullness underneath the chin. People with loose and hanging skin are not ideal candidates for the treatment.

Q: Can the injection be used to treat fat in other body areas?

A: The safe and effective use of KYBELLA® for the treatment of subcutaneous fat outside the submental region has not been established and is not recommended.

Q: What is the duration of each treatment session?

A: In typical cases, a treatment session takes about 15 minutes to get completed.

Q: What is the expected recovery time after Kybella injections?

A: Recovery is relatively fast with only minimal bruising, swelling, downtime and discomfort. You need to avoid strenuous activity for the first 48 hours.

Q: When can I see the results?

A: Visible results can be seen 3-4 weeks after the procedure. Up to 6 treatments may be necessary for optimal results.

Q: Why is Kybella an advantageous treatment choice to address double chin?

A: This injection offers a permanent fat dissolving solution to a heavy neck/jaw line with minimal downtime, discomfort, bruising and swelling. It involves no anesthesia and bandages, and recovery time is relatively faster.

Q: Does Kybella tighten the skin?

A: Some skin tightening has been observed with Kybella.

Q: Does Kybella provide permanent results?

A: Yes, fat reduction achieved by Kybella is permanent. It permanently destroys fat in the approved under chin treatment area.

Q: Are there any adverse reactions reported following the treatment?

A: The most commonly reported adverse reactions in the pivotal clinical trials were injection site edema/swelling, hematoma/bruising, pain, numbness, erythema, and induration.

Q: Why is it important to choose a bodySCULPT® surgeon for the treatment?

A: Our surgeons are qualified and experienced in administering Kybella injections. They would give the injections only after evaluating your candidature and fully explaining the risks of the treatment. They administer the injections correctly, avoiding any serious side effects.

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