Have you heard about Kybella, a new treatment designed to help eliminate unwanted chin fat? Approved by the FDA in April of 2015, Kybella has slowly been rolling out to plastic surgery practices across the country. Song Plastic Surgery of Irvine, California (serving the greater Orange County area) is proud to be among the first practices to offer this innovative treatment to its patients.
Kybella works because it uses deoxycholic acid to break down fat molecules within the chin area. The acid eats away at submental fat cells, leaving surrounding healthy tissue untouched. Eventually, the remnants of the destroyed fat cells are removed via the body’s waste processes. Best of all, results with Kybella may be permanent, meaning you’ll never have to suffer from the embarrassment of a double chin again.
However, there is a caveat with this promise – if you gain weight while using or after using Kybella, your chin fat may return. This is because Kybella is only effective at destroying existing fat cells – it has no effect on any fat cells that may form in the future.
If you’re interested in using Kybella, it’s important to come into your Song Plastic Surgery consultation with the following in mind:
- You plan on undergoing two to four treatments, which is the typical regimen needed to completely eliminate moderate to severe submental fat.
- You understand that Kybella can’t be used to treat any other fat deposits within the body; it’s only be approved by the FDA for the treatment of chin fat.
- You plan on maintaining your Kybella results with diet and exercise. As previously mentioned, Kybella can’t treat future fat cells, which is why patients need to keep up their results by maintaining their current weight.
If you have a complete understanding of the above caveats, then you’re likely an excellent candidate for Kybella treatments at Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California.To learn more about Kybella or to see if you qualify as a candidate, schedule a consultation with owner and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kyle Song today.
Song Plastic Surgery serves the greater Orange County areas. Call (949) 701- 4454 to learn more about Kybella.