Do you feel self-conscious about your submental region? If so, you’re not alone. At Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN, we often hear people talk about how they wish they could improve their chin and neck contours. We understand how hard submental fullness can be on self-confidence. We also understand that fat removal surgery isn’t right for everyone. That’s why we’re proud to offer Kybella. Read on to learn more about this treatment, including how soon it works.
How Soon Does Kybella Start Working?
Kybella starts working right away, but it may be a few months before you see satisfactory results. This injectable fat removal treatment can be used to liquefy fat cells in your chin and neck thanks to its active ingredient, deoxycholic acid. This synthetic version of the bile acid naturally produced by your gut destroys a large percentage of the adipose tissue cells in the targeted areas.
It may take several months to see your desired results because the destroyed fat cells are eliminated by your lymphatic system. Depending on the amount of excess fat you have in your submental region, it can take six to eight weeks for your lymphatic system to flush out all of the destroyed fat cells. The efficiency of your body’s waste removal system also affects how quickly your desired results will become apparent.
What Can I Do to See My Final Results Faster?
To see your final results as quickly as possible, you will need to take steps to support your body’s waste removal system. One effective step you can take is to minimize your consumption of processed foods. The more processed the food you eat, the harder your lymphatic system has to work to flush it out of your body. This leaves less time and energy for your lymphatic system to work on flushing out dead fat cells.
You can also support your lymphatic system by making a point to walk as much as possible. Aerobic exercises, like walking, support your cardiovascular system. Since your lymphatic system is supported by your cardiovascular system, the more aerobic exercise you get, the sooner you can expect to see your desired results.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?
You can generally expect to need four to six treatment sessions if you are overweight. If your body mass index is normal, you will probably only need one to three treatment sessions. The cause of your submental fullness also affects how many treatment sessions you will need. You will need more treatment sessions if your cosmetic concerns are caused by excess adipose tissue rather than poor posture or genetics.
What Can I Expect After My Treatment Session?
There is no downtime required following Kybella injections. There is no general anesthesia or sedative administered prior to treatment, so you can safely drive yourself back to work. There are, however, some aftercare guidelines you will need to adhere to. For example, you will need to avoid excessive heat, sweating, and sun exposure. You also will need to avoid the consumption of NSAIDs, fatty acid supplements, tobacco, caffeine, alcohol, B vitamins, and spicy foods.
Once your final results become apparent, you can generally expect your ideal contours to remain. Your body won’t grow new fat cells after treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
If your body mass index is between 18.5 and 29.9, there is a good chance that you will qualify for deoxycholic acid injections. However, you need to attend an initial evaluation with an aesthetic expert to verify your candidacy. This treatment is not right for everyone, including women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is also not appropriate for individuals with bleeding disorders, acute illnesses, and other medical conditions.
What Other Non-Invasive Treatments May Improve My Appearance?
If you’re like most people, you’re not just concerned about excess neck and chin fat making you look older than you are. You have other cosmetic concerns, like deep forehead furrows that don’t respond to anti-wrinkle creams and serums. If you have lines, wrinkles, or folds that deepen when you emote, you may be an excellent Botox candidate.
Botox is an injectable muscle relaxant that smooths out wrinkled skin by relaxing the underlying muscles. Some of the motor receptors in the muscles are blocked, preventing muscle hyperactivity. Since some of the motor receptors in the muscles are not blocked, you can still use your treated muscles normally. For example, you will be able to smile, but you won’t have to worry about crow’s feet or smile lines deepening around your eyes or mouth.
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Kybella starts to work immediately, but it may take around three months before you are satisfied with your appearance. To see your final results faster, you should aim to exercise for five hours weekly and minimize the consumption of highly processed foods. If you think this fat removal treatment could benefit you, contact us today at Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN to schedule your initial consultation. We can’t wait to help you achieve your ideal aesthetic.