Kybella: A Breakthrough in Facial Rejuvenation

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Have you heard about Kybella? It’s the latest and greatest new injectable treatment on the market that’s been proven to dissolve the pesky fat that can accumulate under the chin. It was just approved by the FDA in the spring and is making its way to doctor’s offices across the nation. As with any injectable treatment, it’s important to trust your face to an expert. World-renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Babak Azizzadeh values educating himself on the latest advances in facial rejuvenation and is always on the cutting edge of the industry. Aside from authoring five best-selling textbooks, Dr. Azizzadeh has been featured in many various media outlets such as Entertainment Tonight and The Doctors.

What Exactly Does Kyballa Do?

Unlike hyaluronic acid injections that help add volume and smooth fine lines, Kybella is the first and only FDA approved deoxycholic acid treatment that helps contour and improve the area known as the “double chin”.  Both doctors and patients have been anticipating the release of Kybella for months because it’s unlike any other product currently being used.

How Does Kybella Work?

Dissolving “double chin” fat almost sounds too good to be true, but Kybella has been specially formulated to do just that.  When Kybella is injected in the submental fat under the chin, it causes destruction of the fat cells. After these cells have been destroyed, they can no longer accumulate or store fat. Your body gets rid of the now useless cells naturally through your metabolism. It can take anywhere from 2-6 treatments to reach an optimal result. The need for any kind of re-treatment after the desired result has been achieved is not expected.

Are There Any Risks With Kybella?

Kybella presents some risks similar to other injectable treatments, and others that are unique.  As with most injectable fillers, patients can experience swelling and bruising that resolve in the days following the treatment. Since Kybella is injected into the submental area under the chin, there are serious complications that can come with injecting in the wrong place. If an inexperienced injector hits the mandibular nerve, this could result in facial paralysis. This would cause an asymmetrical smile and potential facial weakness. Although these side effects are more serious, it’s easy to avoid the risk by carefully selecting a skilled physician who has been thoroughly trained and is very experienced using Kybella.

What Happens if I Gain Weight After My Kybella Treatment?

Kybella is considered to be a permanent treatment to reduce submental fat under the chin, however it doesn’t have the ability to stop your body from creating new fat cells in this area. The results are expected to last permanently as long as you maintain a healthy weight. If you gain weight after being treated, Kybella does not have the ability to stop your body from producing new submental fat cells. Just make sure to maintain your weight through a healthy diet and exercise, and you should be able to enjoy the results of Kybella permanently.

Book Your Kybella Consultation Today!

For more information about Kybella, call The CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery (310) 657-2203 to schedule an appointment with expert injector, Dr. Azizzadeh.