Kybella / “Liquid Lipo”

What is Kybella / “Liquid Lipo”?

Kybella West Palm Beach is a specialized injectable treatment designed to target stubborn pockets of fat in the body. Instead of using fat removal procedures like liposuction, your medical provider can expertly inject the treatment solution into the fat, and damage the cells with the active ingredient.

This treatment is a revolutionary approach for those who would like to get rid of a double chin and pockets of fat throughout the body. Kybella was approved by the FDA in 2015.

How Kybella / “Liquid Lipo” Works

The active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, which is naturally present in the human body and plays an important role in managing fats. However, when used in Kybella, this acid works to break down the membranes of fat cells. As the fat cells are damaged, the body’s natural processes expel them from the treatment area.

It is important to note that this process is different from losing weight. When an individual loses weight, the fat cells shrink; leading to a reduction in overall visible volume. However, Kybella damages the fat cells at the treatment site, thus achieving improvements that can last longer (unless there is a big change in your lifestyle and dietary habits that cause the remaining fat cells to expand quickly).

What Kybella Treats

Kybella / Liquid Lipo targets stubborn pockets of fat in the “double chin”, arms, stomach, flanks, thighs, buttocks, and more.

How Long Do Kybella Results Last?

Because it damages fat cells, the outcomes can be permanent.

Improvements with this treatment appear gradually, with full benefits showing several months after treatment, the specific time depending on the patient’s unique situation and the number of treatments received.

What to Expect During Kybella Treatment

When you visit OneLife Health & Performance for your Kybella or Liquid Lipo treatment, your provider will make a detailed assessment of the fat deposits you want to target. This is a very important step in the process because the size, shape and relative location of the fat deposits varies from patient to patient. Because deoxycholic acid helps your provider “sculpt” the fat, proper targeting of the fat cells is imperative for a natural appearance.

Once the treatment begins, your provider will make approximately 10-20 small injections in the treatment site during the session, though the precise number will vary and may differ from the range provided. The purpose for many small injections is to deliver the treatment to the site as evenly as possible, so that the gradual shrinking of the fat looks natural, without becoming misshapen.

Several monthly treatment sessions may be needed to achieve the best outcomes, depending on the volume of the initial fat deposits.

Does it Hurt?

Kybella treatments administered at OneLife Health & Performance are typically very comfortable for our patients. Our providers take great care by administering local anesthetics and numbing creams to reduce any potential discomfort.

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