We are all constantly looking for ways to lose fat. A healthy diet and a proper lifestyle are key for losing fat and becoming fit. However, no matter how hard we try, there are some stubborn areas of fat that just refuse to give way.
For instance, facial fat, the fat around our belly, and the fat in our neck are all areas that are hard to target with exercise. Many women opt for fat-removal procedures such as liposuction, tummy tucks, and facelifts to get rid of these stubborn pouches of fat.
If you’re looking for a state-of-the-art non-surgical option for neck-fat removal, you may be interested in Kybella treatment from Dr. Mirwat Sami.
Kybella Injections at Houston Oculofacial Plastic Surgery
Kybella injections are made of a chemical substance called deoxycholic acid. These injections are used to treat the submental fat that creates the appearance of a double chin. Kybella injections are the only injections approved by the FDA for removal of submental fat.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Kybella Injections?
Any individual over the age of 18 and in relatively good health is eligible for Kybella injections from Dr. Sami. They can be used to treat mild to moderate cases of submental fat.
In order to make sure that you are not allergic to any of the components in Kybella injections, Dr. Sami will first test the injection on a small area of your skin. If no negative reactions are observed, the procedure can be performed.
How Does Kybella Work?
Kybella is a minimally invasive procedure. It is performed at Houston Oculofacial and does not take more than a couple of hours, sometimes even less. Deoxycholic acid is naturally found in the human body and performs the function of breaking down the fats in our diet. A synthetic form of this substance is used in Kybella injections.
The injections are administered right beneath the skin by Dr. Sami. Similar to its action on dietary fat, the deoxycholic acid in Kybella breaks down the fat cells in the chin, destroying them without affecting the surrounding cells. The destroyed fat cells are then assimilated by scavenging cells. The fat cells can no longer store or accumulate fat.
How Do I Prepare for Kybella Injections?
The first step in preparing for Kybella injections is to consult with Dr. Sami. During your consultation, make sure to discuss your entire medical history, any medications, you are currently taking, and any allergies you may have. This will help determine whether or not you are a good candidate for Kybella injections.
What Should I Expect After Kybella Injections?
Immediately after the procedure, you are likely to notice some minor swelling and redness around the area that has been treated. These are temporary side effects of the procedure and are likely to dissipate gradually. Using ice packs can help alleviate the swelling. In most cases, a few sessions of Kybella injections are required for complete results.
Make an Appointment for a Consultation at Houston Oculofacial
If you would like to find out more about what Kybella can do to fight your double chin, contact our office today and schedule a consultation. Dr. Mirwat Sami is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with years of experience in a variety of aesthetic treatments.