Does Kybella Permanently Remove Fat?

face woman natural healthy cosmetic skin Kybella® is an injectable treatment that permanently destroys fat cells under your chin. The only thing that could impact your results is weight gain. Keep reading to learn more about the science behind fat cells and find out what you can do to get the best longevity from Kybella.

The Science of Unwanted Fat

Understanding fat treatments starts with understanding fat cells. You have a fixed number of fat cells in your body. That number fluctuates during your childhood and stabilizes in adolescence. 

When you eat well and exercise with the goal of losing weight, your fat cells will likely shrink. They get smaller as their contents are used for energy. However, they don’t actually go away. 

Leading research suggests a small percentage of your fat cells die and are replaced each year. But professional fat treatments like Kybella are the only way to take fat elimination into your own hands. They allow you to lower the number of cells in your body that are capable of storing fat.

Kybella is made of a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid. This is the acid that helps with the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. It destroys fat cells when injected below your chin. 

Once destroyed, these fat cells can’t store or accumulate fat. That means you probably won’t need additional treatments once you’ve achieved your desired results with Kybella injections.

Tips to Maintain Your Results

Kybella permanently destroys unwanted fat cells and makes them unable to store fat again. So your results are expected to be long-lasting. However, weight gain can still affect your chin.

Kybella doesn’t eliminate all of the fat cells in the treated area. The ones that remain can still expand as the number on your scale goes up. That’s why it’s important to maintain a stable weight after Kybella.

Things that can help keep your weight stable and stop your double chin from returning include:

  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Exercising regularly
  • Avoiding sugary drinks
  • Staying hydrated
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Managing your stress levels

Schedule a Consultation in Bellevue

Dr. Fredric Stern is a leading provider of injectable treatments in Bellevue. He has the skill and experience needed to help you achieve amazing results from Kybella. Call 425-455-9100 today to schedule a consultation. Our practice serves patients from Bellevue, Seattle, and across the Northwest.

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