Kybella® is an FDA-approved injectable designed to break the fat cells apart that are responsible for the appearance of a double chin. Our team n Sacramento can perform this as a non-surgical alternative to chin liposuction, which entails a prolonged recovery. The list below explains some of the factors that will help you decide if Kybella® is right for you.
You Have a Mild to Moderate Amount of Fat
Contrary to popular belief, the appearance of a double chin is not always tied to being overweight or obese. Due to genetics, some people have excess fat beneath their chin that won’t go away with exercise and diet.
You Understand the Process
Clinical studies have shown that many patients will need 2-4 treatments, spaced at least one month apart, before they experience visible results. The number of your treatments will depend on the amount of your submental fat and the degree of improvement you’re after.
You Don’t Want Surgery
Chin liposuction does not suit everyone in the Roseville, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Sacramento, and Folsom areas, as it entails prolonged downtime and special postop measures. Hence, Kybella® in Sacramento is a good alternative to liposuction for people who don’t want surgery or have a medical condition that precludes them from having an elective operation.
You Want Permanent Results
The main active ingredient in this product is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. This naturally-occurring molecule allows the body to break down and absorb the dietary fats. When injected beneath the chin, this FDA-approved drug breaks the fat cells apart, which are gradually flushed out of the body through its lymphatic and excretory system. Once the fat cells are gone, they are gone for good. Simply put, the results of Kybella® are permanent, provided that you avoid weight gain.
Getting Kybella® in Sacramento
To learn more about Kybella® in Sacramento, contact us today at the office of Nancy Shibayama, M.D. in Auburn to schedule your initial consultation.