A shot that can melt double chin fat? All about Kybella in NYC

Kybella is an injection made up of deoxycholic acid and it is FDA-approved for submental fat, also known as the double chin.  We are about to experience a surge of interest in Kybella in NYC because it’s a minimally invasive procedure that improves your profile by shrinking the fat that lives just under your chin.  It does so by disrupting the outer membrane of fat cells it comes in contact with, causing them to rupture and become absorbed by your body’s metabolism.

How long does Kybella take to work

The average person who is a candidate for Kybella for the double chin area will require 2 to 6 sets of injections, spaced weeks apart.  It can take several months to see the final result, but the initial swelling and soreness usually lasts less than a week.

How well does Kybella work

In a previous post, I discussed the initial trials on Kybella safety and efficacy for FDA approval.  You can read my comments here on Kybella that was previously called ATX-101.   It doesn’t work as well (or as quickly) as neck liposuction, but it’s an option for those who don’t want surgery.  Deoxycholic acid has been used for years to dissolve fat under the heading of mesotherapy and lipodissolve but this is the first form of the drug that has FDA clearance.

Where to get Kybella in NYC

Kybella will fall under the umbrella of Allergan’s product line, the same makers of Botox and Juvederm, and you can get it at doctor’s offices only.  Your doctor  will evaluate you to see if you are a candidate- it works best for excess fat just under the skin.  It is less effective for those with deep neck fat that you can’t easily pinch with your fingers and those with very loose neck skin and neck muscle (platysma bands).

The best doctors to administer Kybella are those who are trained in both mesotherapy and surgery, so they can give you a full range of options.  Unless they are willing to give you a referral to a surgeon, doctor’s who don’t perform cosmetic neck surgery may be more inclined to treat you with an injection even if you’re not a great candidate because it’s the only thing they offer. I routinely perform neck liposuction, surgical neck lifts, in addition to my many years of experience with off-label mesotherapy.

Where to see Kybella before and after pictures

The mykybella.com website has a gallery with some impressive Kybella before and after pictures.  Not everyone will have a dramatic result, but when you come in for a consultation, you will learn about your expected result and your  best of several options to improve your neck shape.

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