Does the Kybella treatment results last a while? About how long?

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Kybella destroys fat permanently

Kybella destroys fat cells and those fat cells are gone forever.  People tend to keep their results!

Houston Dermatologic Surgeon
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Kybella permenant result or not

Kybella is an injection that will over time dissolve excess fat. More than one set of injections are normally required to obtain the desired result. The effect will take time but will cause permanent fat reduction after each treatment.

Shahriar Mabourakh, MD, FACS
Sacramento Plastic Surgeon
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Kyle actually dissolves the fat cells in the treatment area permanently. It will take between 2-4 sessions to get your final results, but once the fat is gone, it is gone forever. Hope this helps.


Kouros Azar

Kouros Azar, MD
Thousand Oaks Plastic Surgeon
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How long does kybella last

Kybella works by dissolving fat cells. It is a naturally appearing substance in the body and dissolves the fat cells forever. Usually 2 treatments are needed to complete the treatment approximately 1 month apart.

Rick Rosen, MD
Norwalk Plastic Surgeon
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Longevity of Kybella

Thank you for your question.  Kybella works by dissolving fat cells, which lie just below the skin under the jawline.  As the fat cells dissolve, this helps to give the submental (under the chin) region and jawline definition.  Because the fat cells are dissolved, they are gone permanently.  As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle, you shouldn't see a return of the submental fat after Kybella.  Be sure to discuss your questions with your board certified injector, as well.

I hope that this helps!

-David Gilpin

David Gilpin, MD
Nashville Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Kybella Treatment

Thank you for your question. When Kybella is injected into the fat beneath your chin it destroys fat cells and once destroyed those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. The fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through your body's natural metabolism. With that being said Kybella once all treatments are completed you should see results for the rest of your life since those cells are permanently gone. 

Wish you all the best,

Dr. Mentz

Henry Mentz, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Kybella results

Thanks for your question. Kybella targets fat cells to remove them permanently. The number of treatments needed depends on a patient’s desired goal. Visit a board certified dermatologist to get the exact number of treatments needed. Best, Dr. Kat

Bruce E. Katz, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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Kybella results

Kybella is the 1st FDA approved injectable treatment for submental fat (the fat below the chin). Most patients require somewhere between 2-4 treatment sessions. The results are permanent in that the fat cells destroyed by the Kybella injection do not return. If you complete the recommended treatments, maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid a large weight gain, the results will be long-lasting. I hope this helps.

Shaun Patel, MD
Miami Physician
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How long does Kybella last?

The fat cells that are targeted are eliminated permanently.  Of course you can still gain weight and will continue to age.

Jonathan Hall, MD
Boston Plastic Surgeon
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Kybella Results

Kybella permanently eliminates fat cells. Kybella is typically done in a series of 2-4 treatments. It is always possible if someone were to gain weight after treatment they could gain fat back to the area treated.

Kathleen Morno, MD
Highland Park Physician
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