Do you decline to be included in pictures due to self-consciousness about your chin? Do you feel more comfortable when you hide your neck with scarves and turtlenecks? If so, you may be a great fit for KYBELLA injections at Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN. To help you determine if this treatment could be a good fit for you, today, we’re answering some of the most frequently asked questions about this treatment, including how long the results last.
Are KYBELLA Results Permanent?
KYBELLA injections result in the permanent removal of fat cells stored in your chin and neck. However, you should know that the appearance of your submental region may change around a dozen years after your course of treatments.
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What Can I Do to Extend the Longevity of My Results?
There are several things you can do to extend the longevity of your KYBELLA results. One of the most effective steps you can take is to maintain your weight after all of your treatments have been administered. This injectable does not destroy all of the fat cells in the submental region even after multiple sessions. The fat cells that are not destroyed during treatment can still expand if you consume more calories than your body needs for weight maintenance.
Another highly effective step to maintain the integrity of your results is to take excellent care of your skin. Sometimes, the appearance of the submental region is negatively affected by skin sagging. You can protect the health of the supportive skin structures by moisturizing daily, wearing sunscreen, and eating nutritiously. You can also protect your results by getting BOTOX injections to relax your neck muscles and treat or prevent wrinkled, sagging skin.
Am I a Good Candidate for Injectable Fat Removal Treatments?
To find out if injectable fat removal treatments are right for you, it is essential that you meet with Dr. Nicholas Tarola to discuss your goals, medical history, and current health. This non-invasive treatment is generally considered suitable for most fairly healthy adults who are neither pregnant nor breastfeeding.
Where Can This Treatment Be Used?
The FDA has only approved KYBELLA injections for the removal of excess chin and neck fat. It is not currently indicated for use in any other areas, so it will not be an ideal solution for excess fat in other regions of your body. If you have concerns about pockets of stubborn excess fat outside your submental region, CoolSculpting Elite or other fat removal options may be a better fit for you.
Will I Need to Prepare for My Injection Session?
Yes, you will need to follow several preparation guidelines before your injections are administered. For example, you must discontinue the use of blood-thinning pharmaceuticals, like fish oil supplements and ibuprofen. You also must not take any anticoagulants. Furthermore, you will not be able to smoke or drink alcohol within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment.
Are There Aftercare Guidelines I Will Need to Follow?
Yes, there are aftercare guidelines you will need to follow once your injections have been administered. For example, you will not be allowed to engage in any strenuous exercise or other physically demanding activity for 24 hours following your injection session. Furthermore, you must refrain from rubbing the injection sites for 24 hours after your treatment.
What Should I Expect During My Treatment Session?
You can expect your injectable fat removal treatment to be extremely convenient and comfortable. Generally, treatment sessions take between 15 and 20 minutes to complete, but treatment times can vary fairly significantly depending on the scope of the treatment and whether you need other cosmetic treatments to help you achieve your desired appearance.
Before your injections are administered, we need to confirm that you are ready for treatment. We will inspect the injection sites to verify that there is no skin irritation of any kind. If your skin is healthy enough, we will sterilize the injection areas and administer 20 to 50 tiny doses of medication in each treatment area.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need to Achieve My Desired Results?
Most people only need two to four treatment sessions to feel confident in the appearance of their submental region. How many sessions you will need primarily depends on the amount of subcutaneous fat you have in your areas of concern. You may only need one fat removal treatment if you are already at your optimal weight and only have a bit of excess submental fat. On the other hand, if you are overweight, you may need up to six treatment sessions.
How Soon Can I Expect to See My Desired Results?
Generally, sessions are spaced six to eight weeks apart, and you can see your final results four to six weeks after your final session.
Learn More About Injectable Fat Removal Today
KYBELLA injections provide permanent fat removal results, but muscle hyperactivity, premature skin aging, and other factors can change your overall appearance. If you are interested in removing excess fat from your submental region, contact us now at Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN to schedule an initial consultation and find out how you can achieve your desired appearance.