If your double chin stubbornly refuses to shift despite exercising and dieting, Kybella may be the answer. Kybella is a breakthrough cosmetic treatment specially designed to eliminate bothersome under-chin fat. Although Kybella is considered safe and effective, there are some risks that patients need to be aware of before considering treatment. What are the side effects of Kybella? Let’s take a look.
What is Kybella?
Kybella (deoxycholic acid), is an injectable approved by the FDA for the treatment of submental fat or double chin. Kybella is injected into the fat under the chin. It breaks up the fat cell membranes and dissolves the fat, which is then naturally removed by the body.
Recovery takes 2 to 3 days. During clinical trials most patients experienced an improvement after 2 to 4 treatments, but up to 6 treatments may be required.
What are the side-effects?
Kybella should be administered only by physicians that have been trained to do, as the injections can have some serious side effects. In addition, it should only be injected under the chin, and should not be used in other areas of the body (learn more).
Improper injection can cause nerve injury to the jaw resulting in facial muscle weakness, or an uneven smile. Difficulty swallowing is another adverse reaction. Milder symptoms such as swelling, redness, bruising, pain, and numbness can also occur at the treatment site.
If you have a double chin and would like to give your face a slimmer, more defined look, Kybella is a good solution.
Kybella is available in Orange County, CA
Contact Song Plastic Surgery, in Irvine, California, to find out more about Kybella and its side effects. Call (949) 701-4454 today, and book your consultation with Dr. Kyle Song.