The popularity of buccal fat removal has grown in recent years, as more people want to rid themselves of “chipmunk cheeks” to improve facial aesthetics. Buccal fat pads are found in the middle third of the cheek and generally shrink with age. However, in some people, these pads remain prominent throughout adulthood, giving a rounded or chubby appearance.
If lower cheek fullness remains bothersome in your adult years, there are new ways to correct the issue without undergoing surgery. Kybella buccal fat removal is a minimally invasive treatment that contours the lower face with a series of targeted injections.
Made of Deoxycholic acid, Kybella permanently destroys fat cells in areas where it is injected and has been FDA approved for treating submental or under chin fat. Since this is an off-label use, it’s crucial to seek Kybella buccal fat removal from board-certified doctors at Dallas Dermatology Partners.
What are the Benefits of Kybella for Buccal Fat Removal?
Surgical buccal fat removal is effective but comes with a higher risk of complications and associated downtime. By contrast, Kybella for buccal fat reduction is a quick, in-office treatment with minor side effects and zero downtime.
Using ultra-fine needles, a small amount of Kybella is injected into the buccal fat pad, where it disrupts adipose cells, causing them to break down. Over the following weeks, the fat cells are naturally eliminated by the body.
Kybella for buccal fat removal offers a number of benefits:
- Deoxycholic acid naturally occurs in the body and is not likely to cause adverse reactions
- Minimally invasive and non-surgical treatment
- Enhances definition of upper cheekbones
- Slims and contours the lower face
- Reduces excess fat without scalpels or incisions
- Produces a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing facial shape
- No downtime or recovery needed
Are You a Good Candidate for Buccal Fat Reduction with Kybella?
Only you and your dermatologist can decide if Kybella buccal fat removal is right for you. For many patients, age is one of the biggest factors. Since buccal fat pads tend to get smaller with time, getting this treatment may be premature if you are in your early 20s.
What Are Possible Side Effects?
The most common side effects of Kybella injections include swelling, tenderness, redness, and bruising around the treatment area. In addition, some patients may experience numbness or hardness in the injected areas. Since Kybella buccal fat removal is not yet FDA-approved, it’s imperative to get treatment with a board-certified dermatologist and experienced Kybella injector.
How many Kybella Treatments Do You Need?
Most of our patients see measurable improvements in lower cheek slimming with two or three Kybella sessions. Expect to wait two months between each buccal fat removal procedure.
When Will You See Results?
Patience is key since it takes time for the deoxycholic acid to destroy and break down fat cells. In four weeks, most people will begin to see improvements in facial contours. These enhancements will gradually continue as the body metabolizes the buccal fat cells. The final result is visible at twelve weeks
Kybella Buccal Fat Removal in Dallas
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Find out if you’re a candidate for Kybella and schedule your Dallas dermatology appointment today.