Has Kybella Been Proven Safe and Effective?
Kybella is a fairly new procedure, approved by the FDA for treatment of adults with moderate to severe fat below the chin in April of 2015. In its press release announcing approval, the FDA stated that Kybella’s safety and effectiveness for treating submental fat (double chin) were established in two clinical trials involving 1,022 adult participants. In these clinical trials, participants received up to six treatments with either Kybella or a placebo. A reduction in submental fat was observed in the participants who received Kybella treatments.
Kybella has been the focus of 20 clinical studies in a global clinical development program. More than 1,600 people participating in these studies received Kybella treatment.
Treatment with Kybella varies, depending on the patient’s goals and the amount and distribution of fat that is stored under the chin. Patients may need 2, 3, or up to 6 treatment sessions, spaced approximately one month apart. In each session, the patient is given multiple small injections of Kybella under the chin, after the area has been numbed with local anesthetic. Each treatment session takes approximately 15 minutes. Many patients see results, with a double chin reducing in size, in just 2 to 4 treatments.
Kybella side effects and recovery are minimal. The most common side effects are redness, bruising, swelling, numbness, and areas of hardness at the treatment sites. These symptoms usually resolve within a few days after the procedure. Many patients are able to return to work immediately after treatment.
The Benefits of Kybella
The most obvious benefit of treatment with Kybella is that it breaks down fat under the chin, using a substance that is also produced naturally by the body, destroying fat cells so they are no longer able to store or accumulate fat. Once the series of treatments is complete, patients can expect long-lasting results, even if they gain weight in the future. This advanced cosmetic treatment for a double chin offers patients impressive benefits, including:
- No anesthetic needed for treatment
- Minimal bruising or other side effects
- Destroys fat cells
- No downtime, no restrictions
- No compression garment needed after treatment
This advanced treatment is an excellent solution for men and women with stubborn fat deposits below the chin that refuse to respond to diet and exercise. For many patients, it is a great alternative to more invasive procedures, such as liposuction, for reducing a double chin. Kybella is a non-surgical procedure with less downtime than liposuction or surgery.
Dr. Otto Placik at Body Sculptor has been specially trained to deliver Kybella treatments to women and men with an unsightly double chin to help create a more youthful and pleasing facial profile and appearance. Find out if you are a candidate for Kybella by meeting personally with Dr. Placik.