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Does Fat Come back After Kybella?

You probably comprehend how difficult it is to try and melt fat if you have ever tried to lose weight or know someone who has tried to do so. The removal of certain fat deposits is noticeably more complex than the removal of other fat deposits. One of the factors contributing to this problem is the accumulation of fat under the chin; if you are scrutinizing for ways to address this issue, you may have heard of the treatment known as Kybella.

Many treatment advocates claim that Kybella is an approach that can effectively address chin fat deposits, more commonly known as a double chin. If that is the case, then going in that direction is a fantastic choice; however, you may question whether the treatment is even long-lasting. Why even consider getting treatment with Kybella if the fat storage will return anyway? Or does it?

Continue reading the article to find out whether or not Kybella works as effectively as advertised and whether or not its effects are long-lasting. But first, let's get into the specifics of the Kybella treatment.

What Is Kybella?

An injectable treatment known as Kybella can be used to eliminate fat cells from the submental area without surgery. Injections of deoxycholic acid go after the cells of the fat tissue. It is a procedure that involves minimal risk and requires very little to no recovery time.

The subcutaneous administration of Kybella prevents the accumulation of fat cells in the submental and neck regions. After the fat cells have been eliminated, the next step is for your body's natural mechanisms for healing and rejuvenation to kick in. Within four to six weeks, there is a noticeable reduction in the fullness under the chin. In most instances, six treatments are necessary to achieve the ideal results.

What's more, the treatment was given the green light by the FDA in November of 2015. You won't need to stress concerning whether or not the treatment is unstable or if it even works. The scientific community agrees that recent technological advancements have made it possible to target fat deposits with only a few injections!

Speak With Your Provider First

You can determine whether or not you are a good candidate for Kybella and whether or not the treatment will go according to plan with the assistance of your provider. During your consultation, you will be required to discuss your complete medical history and any previous procedures that may have been performed on your facial features.

Let your healthcare provider know if you have a history of bleeding issues so that they can better equip you for the procedure. Note that this is not a surgical procedure, and there is no need for extensive preparation. Nevertheless, you need to plan this significantly to anticipate how this will affect your schedule for the next few days. Tell your provider about any pharmaceutical drugs you are currently taking. 

What's more, notify your provider if you are taking any medications that prevent blood clots or bruises, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, so that they can monitor your condition more closely. Inform them if you are currently breastfeeding your child, pregnant, or if you are planning to become pregnant soon. There aren't sufficient studies on the effects of Kybella on pregnant or nursing mothers, so best avoid them for now. 

The Science Behind Kybella

As part of the Kybella formula, a substance known as deoxycholic acid is administered to the patient to break up the submental fat lumps. The acid itself has been around for quite some time, which may surprise you. Researchers have been aware of deoxycholic acid for some time, and now they have discovered a way to use it that does not put the submental fat region in danger, making it innovative.

Deoxycholic acid is an acid that materializes naturally and helps the body absorb fat. It plays a role in the digestive process. Injections of Kybella contain a synthetic form of the acid deoxycholic, intended to simulate the natural process of fat absorption in the body. When this acid is injected directly into the body, it destroys the fat cells located below the chin and renders those cells unable to store fat.

The deoxycholic acid produced naturally by our bodies is found in high concentrations in the stomach, which is responsible for the active liquefaction of lipids. Therefore, after using this acid on your chin, your body should not adversely react to it in any way. You won't experience an overreaction or hostility from your immune system, which will prevent the effects of the acid from being mitigated.

The process of fat melting bears a striking resemblance to the chemical reactions that take place in your stomach. On the other hand, it will take some time for the acid to break down the fat cells, dissolve them, and dissolve them completely. 

Risks And Side Effects

While Kybella isn't considered a surgical procedure, there is a possibility that taking Kybella could cause side effects such as pain, bruising, swelling, redness, and numbness. The adverse effects of this procedure typically disappear entirely within a few weeks after it has been performed. 

However, a few serious adverse effects have been reported, including difficulty swallowing, facial muscle weakness, an imbalanced smile, and injury to the nerves in the jaw area. If you've identified any of these adverse reactions, get in touch with your provider as soon as possible. 

Will Fat Deposits Return After Kybella?

Concerning Kybella, a significant number of patients have questions. There are numerous errors in the information. It is a common misconception that an injection designed to melt fat will begin to work as soon as it is administered. The truth is, this is not the case with Kybella. You may require multiple treatments in addition to a significant amount of time, swelling, and patience before you see the desired results.

If you continue to put on weight after treatment, you risk developing extra fat deposits in the treated region, although the results are long-lasting. If patients are unaware of this information in advance, it can constitute a significant shock and a significant letdown.

After taking Kybella, is it possible for fat to return? Both yes and no. If you successfully keep your weight stable, the fat deposits shouldn't return. However, fat will return to its previous positions if you gain weight.


If you struggle to address fat deposits under your chin, Kybella is your ticket to way out. So if you are interested in this option, contact and reach out to our clinic, Spa Medica Aesthetics. We also offer other services that can help other aesthetic concerns you may have as well. 


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