Kybella Gainesville FL

As we get older, our skin begins to sag and our muscles weaken. The muscle in your neck is called the platysma muscle, and when this muscle begins to deteriorate and droop, fat can form under your chin. Your face and neck are also one of the first areas to be affected by weight gain, with fat forming around the jawline, chin and neck. For those who struggle with loose, sagging skin or unwanted fat deposits, Kybella facial injections may be the answer.

Kybella treatments can help reduce the amount of fat located under your chin. Set up a consultation for cosmetic surgery in Gainesville, FL, with Dr. Poser of Poser Plastic Surgery Center to see if this procedure is best for you.

Kybella Treatments

Kybella is a man-made substance that was created to breakdown fat when injected. Its composition is similar to that of deoxycholic acid, which exists naturally as one of your bile acids. Deoxycholic acts to dissolve fat into particles that are able to be absorbed by the intestine. Kybella uses a similar process to dissolve excess fat located under the chin through injections of Kybella.

Kybella Injection Procedures

Kybella injections are considered an outpatient procedure and are non-surgical. First, the therapist will wash and dry your face. Then, 45 minutes before the injections, a numbing solution will administered onto your chin. The healthcare professional will then proceed by injecting Kybella just underneath the skin. Patients may require anywhere from 10 injections to 50 injections per visit because so little Kybella is inserted with each needle. Your Gainesville plastic surgeon will determine the amount of injections you will require depending on the amount of fat on your chin. Sessions last about 15–20 minutes. Patients will be provided with ice to minimize swelling and pain.

Individuals always want to be aware of how they react to new treatments. It is recommended that when receiving Kybella injections, patients wait around to see how their bodies will respond. After the first round of injections, the patient will be able to receive Botox treatments on his or her forehead at the same time if so desired. The two procedures are different and therefore should not interfere with the each other.

Side Effects of Kybella

There are possible risks of adverse side effects with every procedure. With Kybella, there are risks of facial muscle weakness or nerve injury. Common side effects include soreness, bruising, swelling, and redness for the injection sites. There is also the possibility for hardening or numbness for the treated site. Some also report difficulty swallowing following the procedure. Kybella treatments have only been approved for injection on the chin area. Application of this service to other areas of the body will endanger the patient. Choosing the best plastic surgeon available is crucial because an inexperienced therapist will cause more harm.

Recovery Time After Kybella Procedure

This procedure, provided by your Gainesville plastic surgery center, requires about 4 different sessions with up to 50 injections. However, some may need up to six appointments. Each round of Kybella will be scheduled approximately four weeks apart. Particularly after the first treatment, patients may need to refrain from certain activities. Recovery tends to range from two days to a week following the first round of injections. The subsequent treatments will require less downtime. The amount of pain a patient experiences will also decrease in later sessions. Patients can expect to see improvement after their second session. Kybella is not capable of tightening skin. With time, your skin should tighten on its own, but if loose skin bothers you, you can have it removed with another procedure.

Contact Poser Plastic Surgery Center

Kybella injections are able to remove unwanted fat from the chin area that forms what is known as a double chin. When looking for plastic surgery in Gainesville, FL choose a plastic surgeon who residents have relied on since 1983. Dr. Poser is a reliable source because of his experience and professionalism. His time as chief of surgery at Shands has provided him with the skills necessary to provide superior services. His staff is dedicated to ensuring your experience is excellent and is available for any questions or concerns you may have. Call today to make an appointment.

KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection 10 mg/mL Important Information

INDICATION KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection is indicated for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults.

The safe and effective use of KYBELLA® for the treatment of subcutaneous fat outside the submental region has not been established and is not recommended.

Important Safety Information

CONTRAINDICTIONS KYBELLA® is contraindicated in the presence of infection at the injection sites.

Warnings and Precautions

MARGINAL MANDIBULAR NERVE INJURY Cases of marginal mandibular nerve injury, manifested as an asymmetric smile or facial muscle weakness, were reported in 4% of subjects in the clinical trials; all cases resolved spontaneously (range 1-298 days, median 44 days). KYBELLA® should not be injected into or in close proximity to the marginal mandibular branch of the facial nerve.

DYSPHAGIA Dysphagia occurred in 2% of subjects in the clinical trials in the setting of administration-site reactions, eg, pain, swelling, and induration of the submental area; all cases of dysphagia resolved spontaneously (range 1-81 days, median 3 days). Avoid use of KYBELLA® in patients with current or prior history of dysphagia as treatment may exacerbate the condition.

INJECTION-SITE HEMATOMA/BRUISING In clinical trials, 72% of subjects treated with KYBELLA® experienced hematoma/bruising. KYBELLA® should be used with caution in patients with bleeding abnormalities or who are currently being treated with antiplatelet or anticoagulant therapy as excessive bleeding or bruising in the treatment area may occur.

RISK OF INJECTING INTO OR IN PROXIMITY TO VULNERABLE ANATOMIC STRUCTURES To avoid the potential of tissue damage, KYBELLA® should not be injected into or in close proximity (1 cm-1.5 cm) to salivary glands, lymph nodes, and muscles.

ADVERSE REACTIOINS The most commonly reported adverse reactions in the pivotal clinical trials were: injection site edema/swelling, hematoma/bruising, pain, numbness, erythema, and induration.

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