How Does Kybella Work?
Patients receive multiple injections (like Botox or fillers) in a single treatment. Most patients require 3-4 treatment sessions about one month apart to see their optimal results.
After Dr. Sadeghi assesses the treatment area, he will mark and grid the anatomic target zone. This process ensures equal delivery of the Kybella, so there is no risk of contour irregularity. The treatment area is subsequently numbed with a few injections of lidocaine to ensure there is no pain or discomfort from the Kybella treatment.
An ice pack is applied while the numbing medicine takes its effect. After a period of 5-10 minutes, Kybella is injected into the area of treatment. This is a virtually painless process. Ice packs are reapplied for 5-10 minutes. The Kybella permanently destroys the fat cells immediately.
Once the product is absorbed into the system, the area will look more like it did prior to the treatment. Makeup can be applied immediately after to cover minor bruising or redness.
Also, it is important to avoid strenuous physical activity/exercise 24 hours post treatment and application of ice intermittently for a short period of time after the treatment may help reduce swelling.
Over the course of a month (once swelling has subsided) you will notice that the excess submental fat has reduced significantly. At your follow-up appointment, it will be decided if more injections are needed, but many patients only require one. If weight fluctuations are kept in check, results from Kybella chin fat reduction can be long-lasting.
Why Choose Dr. Sadeghi for My Kybella Treatment?
Dr. Ali Sadeghi is a double board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic plastic surgery and reconstructive breast surgery in New Orleans. In addition to his world-class surgical training, Dr. Sadeghi has performed thousands of surgeries, including breast lifts and other breast enhancement surgeries. As Founder and Medical Director of the Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Sadeghi is committed to the complete care of his patients in Metairie and across New Orleans.