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Are Kybella Results Permanent?

Kybella is first and only FDA-approved injectable to reduce the appearance of a double chin. Specially formulated with synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, Kybella can eliminate stubborn fat cells underneath the chin. While the thought of enhancing your profile without surgery sounds appealing, many interested patients wonder if Kybella results are permanent?

The Science
The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid, which mimics the naturally occurring deoxycholic acid in the body. By injecting Kybella into the submental fat cells underneath the chin, the formula is able to destroy fat cells at the injection site. Results from Kybella injections are similar to those seen in liposuction procedures, without the invasive surgery or downtime.
A typical Kybella treatment consists of 12 to 20 injections, with the typical patient requiring about 2 to 4 treatments to see optimal results. Some results are noticeable after the second treatment, but most patients note that their final results can be seen about a month following their last Kybella injection session.

The Verdict
While Kybella does permanently eliminate fat cells at the injection site, it cannot prevent the formation of new fat cells. It’s recommended that patients maintain a healthy weight & exercise routine to main the results of their Kybella treatment.
Looking for the best way to reduce your double chin without invasive surgery or liposuction?  Then it’s time to introduce yourself to Kybella, now available at Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD in Powell, Tennessee! Call (865) 671-3888 to schedule your consultation today!
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