Kybella is the new, FDA-approved injectable treatment for PERMANENT fat reduction underneath the chin area (also known as a “double chin”) and we have it here at Dr. Brou’s office in Oklahoma City! Watch this video on how Kybella is administered to a patient:
Commonly Asked Questions About Kybella:
1. How does Kybella work and is this treatment permanent?
The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. You and our staff will decide how many treatments you need. Once the desired aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment is not expected.
2. How many treatments will I need?
That really will vary patient from patient, but most people can expect to need 2-4 treatments spaced at least 1 month apart.
3. Does it hurt and what are the side effects?
There is minimal discomfort associated with a Kybella treatment, as we numb the area with lidocaine, if desired. The session is remarkably fast and you will not be in our office very long. Common side effects can include swelling, bruising, temporary numbness, or redness of the treated area.
“Many patients ask how much swelling to expect after a Kybella treatment. This is the afternoon of my treatment. Noticeable to me, but not so much to everyone. The procedure was super fast and very tolerable. Swelling usually dissipates within 4-5 days.” (Below)
4. Can you use Kybella on other areas of the body?
Kybella is only FDA-approved to treat the fat underneath the chin. Any other body part would be considered an “off-label” use.
Before and after results of Kybella:
You can call our office at (405)945-0001 or click here to contact us to setup your Kybella chin fat reduction consultation!