Is Kybella permanent?

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How Long Kybella Lasts

Kybella does permanently eliminate fat cells after a series of treatments; however please note that new fat cells may emerge with weight gain.  For best results, it is important to complete the series of injections recommended by the doctor and maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight.  I hope this helps!

Pittsburgh Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Permanent Fat Reduction with Kybella(R)

Yes, fat reduction resulting from Kybella(R) treatment is permanent.  Kybella(R) is made of deoxycholic acid, a substance that is naturally found in your body, although Kybella(R) is manufactured, not human or animal-derived.  Kybella(R) treatment results in permanent destruction of fat in the approved under-chin treatment area.

Tina B. West, MD
Washington Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Kyeblla is Permanent To Submetntal Fat Reducation

The results of Kybella is permanent, but requires a number of treatments to get the ultimate result.  Please find a physician with experience.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 158 reviews

Kybella Eliminates Submental Fat Permanently

The deoxycholic acid in Kybella destroys fat cells under the chin. They are then permanently eliminated from the body through the lymph system and long-term follow-up studies on patients treated with the medication have shown that the results are maintained. They will not return. To maintain your good results, eat a healthy diet and exercise. Please see a board-certified dermatologist to find out how Kybella can help get rid of your double chin.

Sabrina Fabi, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 66 reviews

Is Kybella permanent?

Kybella is a new treatment for submental fullness or double chin. One to two treatments may be needed and are scheduled four to six weeks apart. Some swelling and discomfort may occur. The results are permanent.

Hardik Soni, MD
Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Permanent reduction of Submental Fat with Kybella (Belkyra)

Yes, the submental fat reduction with Belkyra is permanent as long as the patient does not gain weight after the procedure.

Kyeblla is Permanent for Submetntal Fat Reducation

Yes, Kybella is deoxycholic acid, which lysis (dissolves) the fat cells. They are then gradually flushed out of the body. They do not regrow, although it may take multiple treatments to eliminate them.

Hope you found this answer helpful.  All the best!

Burke Robinson, MD, FACS
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 51 reviews

The results from Kybella are permanent

Just like in liposuction results are permanent.  One has to keep in mind that only excess fat cells are removed.  The remaining fat cells will expand with weight gain creating submittal fullness.  You will still have a more defined neck than if you never had the Kybella treatment and the results will be restored with weight loss.  

Ran Y. Rubinstein, MD
Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 151 reviews

Kybella (Belkyra) provides permanent results

The injection causes inflammation that destroys the “Fat” cell wall.  Once the fat is gone it will not come back.  Check out video for more details.

Permanancy of Kybella

Kybella permanently targets and eliminates excess fatty tissue located above the neck muscles. However, Kybella does not impact fatty tissue underneath the neck muscles. Therefore, future weight gain can cause fat cells under the muscle to grow, creating the appearance of fullness. Moreover, aging, lifestyle, and environmental factors can also create skin laxity, leading to the appearance of a double chin and may require surgery or a skin-tightening procedure. 

Gary Motykie, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 64 reviews

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