Kybella is an injectable fat removal treatment that has been approved by the FDA for years. The significance of FDA approval is that medications only receive FDA approval after they have been thoroughly tested by third-party clinical researchers and vetted. If you get this injectable fat removal treatment at the office of Mimi Lee, MD in Little Rock, AR, you can feel confident that your treatment will be safe and effective.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Kybella?
Generally, a good Kybella candidate is in relatively good health and concerned about excess fat in the submental region. However, good health and excess chin or neck fat alone are not enough to qualify. There are other factors that must be considered as well. For example, you will be considered a poor fit for this treatment if you are pregnant, nursing, or obese.
Obesity will disqualify you from this fat removal treatment for a couple of reasons. One reason is that you have to be relatively healthy; even if you are obese and your blood pressure is fine, obesity is a disease. It’s best that you be within 30 pounds of your goal weight and feel confident that you can maintain your weight.
How Long Will the Results of My Treatment Last?
The results of this treatment are considered permanent because the human body cannot grow fast cells past the age of 25. When the deoxycholic acid in this injectable spreads throughout the treatment area, it destroys a significant number of the fat cells in the area. Once the walls of the affected fat cells are destroyed, they release the energy they were storing. Also, your body sees these destroyed cells as waste.
One thing that sets this treatment apart from liposuction is that the fat cells are not suctioned out of the body. Rather, your lymphatic system recognizes that the destroyed fat cells are not useful to your body; they are waste. Over time, your lymphatic system will pick up these fat cells, process them, and eliminate them from your body.
Can I Gain Weight After My Treatment?
The best candidate for this treatment is confident that they can maintain their weight or lose weight after treatment because deoxycholic acid only destroys a percentage of the fat cells in the treatment area. Regardless of how many treatment sessions you receive, there will always be some fat cells in your area or areas of concern. If you eat and drink too many calories, there is a chance that the remaining fat cells will expand with fat and affect your contours.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need to Achieve My Desired Results?
How many treatment sessions you will need to achieve your desired results depends on several factors. For example, the cause of your submental fullness affects the number of treatment sessions that may be required. If your submental fullness is caused by years of poor posture, there is a good chance that you will only need one or two injection sessions.
If your submental fullness is caused by advanced age and a mild to moderate amount of excess fat, three to four deoxycholic acid injection sessions may be required to achieve your desired contours. If your submental fullness is caused by a significant amount of excess fat in both the chin and neck, it is possible that you will need anywhere from five to six treatment sessions to achieve contours that you can feel confident in.
How Long Will My Treatment Session Take?
We will advise you on how long your injection sessions should take during your initial consultation. How long your treatment session will take primarily depends on how many injections you will need. If you only have a little excess fat and you’re only treating one area, you may only need 20 or 25 injections during a single treatment session. On the other hand, you may need closer to 50 injections if you have a lot of excess fat.
How Soon Can I See My Desired Results?
You should expect to see the results of each treatment session roughly four to six weeks after the medication is administered. How long it will take you to see your desired results depends on how many treatment sessions you need, how far apart they are spaced, and how efficient your lymphatic system is. To see your final results as quickly as possible, you need to take steps to boost the efficiency of your lymphatic system.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
As a good rule of thumb, you can expect to qualify for Kybella injections if you are in relatively good health and worried about the appearance of your chin or neck. However, to qualify, it is important that you are not obese, pregnant, or breastfeeding. If you believe this injectable fat removal treatment would boost your self-confidence, schedule your initial consultation by contacting us today at the office of Mimi Lee, MD in Little Rock, AR. We’re here for you.