How do Kybella Chin Fat Reduction Injections Work?
Kybella injectable procedure received the FDA approval in 2015 specifically for the cosmetic reduction of excess fat in the submental area, which is commonly known as a double chin. Kybella has become the first injectable procedure to win the FDA’s approval for chin fat reduction. The procedure is ideally suited for patients who want to avoid cosmetic surgery to reduce chin fat.
Every Kybella treatment session involves multiple injections delivered into the targeted area. It is important to choose an expert provider for Kybella injections to achieve safe and predictable outcomes. Dr. Brian J. Parker is a dedicated plastic surgeon providing Kybella injectable treatment to patients in Las Vegas and surrounding locations.
How does it Work?
Kybella or ATX-101 injectable medication includes a patented synthetic form of deoxycholic acid as its chief ingredient. This is a naturally occurring molecule that supports the metabolic process of dietary fat in the body. Once the medication is delivered through tiny injections into the double chin area, it starts disrupting the membrane of the unwanted fat cells.
Once the acid hits the cell, it causes lysis or destruction of the cell membrane. Therefore, the fat cell releases its fatty content and the body begins metabolizing that content as other normal fat. Due to this process of popping fatty cells, Kybella is popularly called as a fat-zapping injection. It has proved to be very effective for patients who want a non-surgical substitute for plastic surgery to get rid of stubborn submental fat tissue.
Who should Administer Kybella?
The FDA has stipulated that Kybella injectable treatment to address submental fat should only be provided by licensed health care professionals. Kythera, the company that manufactures Kybella, suggests that as with any other cosmetic procedure, the patients should be cautious about who is administering Kyeblla. Dr. Parker is a fully trained and experienced cosmetic surgeon providing Kybella to patients in Las Vegas and nearby areas.
Choosing the Right Candidates
Kybella injections are approved for individuals above the age of 18. Kythera recommends that a treatment provider should screen patients carefully to ensure that the cause of their submental fullness is indeed fat and not something else. If the patient suffers from thyroid enlargement or enlargement of cervical lymph nodes in the neck, or some other such condition that may have caused the appearance of a double chin, Kybella may not be the appropriate treatment in such cases.
Expertise in Administering Injections
The treatment provider administering Kybella cannot just inject the needle anywhere in the double chin area to melt away the fat. The injections must be applied extremely skillfully. If the provider were to hit the marginal mandibular branch of the facial nerve, it could result in the patient ending up with a distorted smile. Skin ulcerations could occur if the needle is not inserted deep enough.
Some degree of inflammation will occur immediately after the treatment session. Mild swelling and tenderness in the treated area will remain for a few days. However, unlike surgical procedures, the recovery is faster and does not involve any significant pain.