How Long Does Kybella® Last?

A double chin can be defeating – it’s impossible to get rid of no matter how much diet and exercise you do, and it can’t be concealed with makeup, hair, or clothing. If you’ve ever considered getting rid of a double chin, then you might think that liposuction is your only option. That’s not the case! Kybella® is an injectable treatment that can get rid of a double chin without incisions or downtime. When considering your options, however, it’s normal to be worried about getting long-lasting results for your money. Here’s what to know about Kybella and how you can enjoy it for the long term.

How Long Does Kybella Last?

Kybella results are virtually permanent. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid which is naturally found in the body and helps break down dietary fat. Then, it’s flushed from the body through the normal metabolic pathways. Once removed, the fat cells can no longer expand with weight gain.

Why Is Kybella So Effective?

Kybella is effective because the treatment completely destroys the fat cells under the chin. Fat cells behave differently than other cells in the body. Compared to other cells, like those in the skin, they cannot regenerate. Once the deoxycholic acid in Kybella destroys the cells, they will not form again. Additionally, Kybella is so effective because the deoxycholic acid targets only fat cells and doesn’t require any surgery or downtime.

Maintaining Kybella Results

Kybella is extremely effective at getting rid of a double chin, but it’s still possible to gain weight in other areas of the body. This can, in turn, contribute to the appearance of a double chin even after treatment. Here are a few ways to maintain your Kybella results.

Weight Management

Managing your weight or losing more after Kybella is an excellent way to ensure your results last. Managing your weight means staying within 10 pounds of your ideal weight – this accounts for natural weight fluctuations that happen day to day and week to week.

Healthy Lifestyle

Another way to maintain the results of Kybella is to have a healthy lifestyle. It will help in ensuring that fat does not accumulate again. A healthy lifestyle may involve exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet.

Schedule A Consultation

Dr. Fichadia is a foremost plastic and reconstructive surgeon who is double certified, experienced, and comprehensively trained. Dr Fichadia offers all 3 options for correcting a double chin, including Kybella, in-office chin liposuction and surgical necklift. At your consultation, she will consider your anatomy, goals and recovery timeline to suggest the best option for you. If you are in the Portland, Oregon area and are interested in your double chin treatment options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hetal Fichadia, MD, FACS. Give us a call or fill out our contact form.