Kybella® in New Orleans is an injectable treatment that eliminates a double chin caused by excess fat. The team at Metairie Plastic Surgeons in Metairie can perform this on patients who want to avoid chin liposuction and the side effects of surgery.
Kybella® is an FDA-approved drug that uses synthetic deoxycholic acid as its main active ingredient. This is a naturally-occurring compound in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat cells. Once injected into the submental or chin fat, the acid destroys the fat cells, which the body flushes out within weeks through its lymphatic and excretory system.
Contrary to popular belief, a double chin does not always stem from being overweight. In fact, many people who are on the thin side have excess submental fat as a hereditary trait, which means that no amount of exercise and diet can make it go away.
Safety and Effectiveness Backed by Science
Clinical studies involving patient- and doctor-rated improvements have shown that Kybella® provides visible results in 2-4 treatments. However, some individuals may need more sessions to achieve the most desired outcome. However, it all depends on the unique situation.
A Minimally-Invasive Technique
In the past, the only way to remove the excess fat beneath the chin was to perform liposuction, a surgery. But with the introduction of Kybella®, you now have an option to eliminate a double chin with just a series of injections performed in the comfort of our office. Due to the non-surgical nature of Kybella® in New Orleans, patients who are poor candidates for chin liposuction or any surgery-based procedure (due to an underlying medical condition) may opt for this treatment instead.
A Quick Procedure
The treatment often takes minutes to complete, although it may slightly vary depending on the number of injections you require to achieve your desired outcome. Meanwhile, you can resume your normal activities the same day as the treatment. Right after the treatment, you can resume your social and employment activities without any problem. S
Once Kybella® destroys the fat cells, they are gradually expelled from your body through its lymphatic and excretory system. Meanwhile, the reduced number of fat cells following your treatment will pretty much remain the same throughout your life provided that you maintain a healthy weight.