Can Kybella Be Used on Other Parts of the Body?
With major advancements in the world of cosmetic surgery, it is now possible to get the perfectly chiseled features that we all crave using only minimal effort. There are several surgical and non-surgical procedures that are designed to correct a range of cosmetic concerns such as scarring, uneven skin texture, wrinkling, and excess fat.
One popular cosmetic treatment is Kybella. Kybella is an injectable product that is widely used for fixing the problem of a double chin. Many people wonder whether this technique can also be used for reducing fat deposits from other parts of the body. Before answering this, let’s learn more about Kybella.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is one of the most popular non-surgical injectable techniques for reducing fat deposits beneath the chin and providing patients with a more defined jawline. It is an injectable form of deoxycholic acid that works by destroying fat cells underneath the skin and enhancing the appearance of your face.
It is specifically FDA-approved for the treatment of submental fat (fat beneath the chin). This means that numerous clinical studies have been performed and that Kybella has been proven safe for this purpose.
Your medical practitioner will be able to best guide you on the most suitable treatment routine depending on your specific concerns. Around 20 to 50 injections will be used for the procedure after applying a topical numbing agent on the target area.
Once injected, the deoxycholic acid destroys the fat cells. These damaged cells are then gradually metabolized by the body over the next couple of weeks, resulting in a reduction in the volume of the treatment region.
Can Other Areas Be Treated with Kybella?
Kybella is now also being used by many medical professionals for the purpose of fat reduction in other parts of the body. This off-label use is similar to Botox’s use in areas of the face that it is not FDA-approved for.
In addition to being the go-to treatment for a double chin, Kybella is now also being used for getting rid of unwanted fat in areas such as the lower buttocks, the back (for bra bulges), the armpits, the inner knees, and the lower belly. Since it is a minimally invasive technique, Kybella is fast emerging as the preferred alternative for the more invasive liposuction and laser procedures.
Should You Choose Kybella?
Kybella is best suited for the reduction of fat from smaller areas of the body. If you are unhappy with a specific problem area (that is relatively small) and are uncomfortable with the idea of going under the knife, then Kybella is the perfect solution for you
While it is a safer and easier alternative to the traditional fat-reduction procedures, Kybella involves a series of sessions that you need to undergo for the best results. You can receive up to six Kybella treatments, with a one-month interval between each session. When performed by a skilled professional, Kybella provides fantastic results and involves no downtime.
A majority of the people who undergo this treatment are able to notice visible results after just two to four sessions. Since the procedure works by completely destroying the problematic fat cells, the results are usually permanent and typically last as long as your weight remains stable.
Schedule Your Kybella Consultation
To find out if Kybella is a suitable treatment option for you, contact the office of Dr. Mitchell D. Kaye and set up a consultation. Dr. Kaye is an experienced surgeon with numerous satisfied patients.