Kybella In Minneapolis- St. Paul

What is Kybella?

Men and women who are living with excess fat beneath their chin due to genetics, weight gain, or aging can often feel self-conscious of their looks. Kybella is an injectable treatment that can help to diminish the appearance of a double chin for a boost in confidence. It is formulated with deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps with breaking down and absorbing dietary fat. With a series of injections, patients can enjoy a slimmer chin and neck profile.

Who is a Good Candidate for Kybella?

Individuals 18 years of age or older who are generally healthy and wish to eliminate their double chin can often benefit from Kybella injections. This treatment is also a great alternative to surgery. A consultation with Dr. Rocheford can help to determine if this treatment is right for you.

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The Procedure

Kybella injections are done in-office and usually take 15-20 minutes to complete. A small needle will be used to make numerous injections into the fat beneath the chin. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of submental fat present, and your desired results. Most individuals require six Kybella treatment sessions spaced one month apart to see optimal results.

Kybella FAQs

Are Kybella injections painful?

No, when performed by a trained, skilled injector like our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Heather Rocheford, injectable treatments are not painful.

Can fat come back after Kybella?

A large amount of weight gain could bring back the appearance of a full or double chin, although the fat cells that were metabolized with Kybella’s help do not return themselves.

Can Kybella be used for belly fat?

No, Kybella is currently only FDA-approved for injection under the chin.

Does Kybella cause sagging skin?

The benefit of Kybella is that its results are both effective yet conservative, meaning the neck won’t look totally different and the risk of removing so much fat that the skin can’t tighten is low.

Does Kybella dissolve filler?

No, Kybella serves as a catalyst to signal the body to break down fat cells in the injected area. Fillers are dissolved with a substance called hyaluronidase.

Does Kybella really work?

Yes, Kybella is proven in study after study to effectively reduce under-chin fat with several treatments.

Can you drink after Kybella?

Dr. Rocheford may instruct you not to consume alcohol or caffeine for 24 hours after your Kybella injections.

Does Kybella tighten skin?

No, Kybella is a fat reduction treatment, and does not directly affect the skin.

Is Kybella permanent?

Assuming your lifestyle remains the same and you don’t gain a lot of weight, yes, the goal of Kybella is to be a very long-lasting procedure.

How soon do you see results from Kybella?

Your final results become apparent about one month after your final treatment session.

Kybella Recovery

Following Kybella injections, patients may experience mild swelling, bruising, or numbness in the treatment area. However, there is little to no downtime required, so patients can return to their everyday routines as soon as they feel comfortable. Results from Kybella are long-lasting, with many patients no longer requiring treatment after their final injection appointment. If you are interested in Kybella for a slimmer chin appearance, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rocheford in Minneapolis-St. Paul today at 651-739-1100. A consultation is needed to determine whether Kybella is a good match for you.

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A board-certified plastic surgeon in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Dr. Heather Rocheford provides a full spectrum of surgical and non-surgical procedures. Request a private consultation to learn how she can customize treatments to your exact needs.