Double chins are really a major turn off. Whenever you have it, you feel like you are still fat. What makes it worst is that it is really hard to remove, even if you exercise and follow a strict diet. Fortunately, there is one way to easily remove a double chin. And that is Kybella. And just like any cosmetic surgery, this procedure only requires injection. You will get rid of your double chin without any hassle. However, Kybella also comes with a price. So the question is, how much does Kybella cost?
Average Cost of Kybella Treatment
First and foremost, what is Kybella? Well, Kybella is the new way to reduce your double chin and don’t worry because it is FDA-approved. Kybella is an injection that contains natural molecules called deoxycholic acid that eat or melt fats. All those melted fat will be flushed down outside your system. Because it only requires injection, it doesn’t need any surgery at all. Which means the whole procedure is fast, effective, safe, and even permanent!
However, Kybella is not for all people. There are some limitations such as:
- People that are allergic to deoxycholic acid is not allowed to have Kybella. So before you avail this procedure, make sure that you consult your doctor first.
- People with infections around the area where Kybella will be injected is also not allowed to have one.
- People that have already gone cosmetic surgery or treatments on the neck, face, or chin. People who are also planning to have surgery on those areas are also not allowed.
- People with trouble regarding swallowing.
- People with swollen lymph glands in the neck.
- People with hemophilia or other blood clotting or bleeding disorder.
Unfortunately, until now, it is still not known if whether Kybella will harm the unborn baby inside the womb of a pregnant patient. So it is best to consult the doctor if you are planning to avail one while you are pregnant. People who are under 18 years old are also not allowed to take Kybella.
So how much does Kybella cost? Well, there are a lot of factors that can affect the total cost of Kybella treatment such as the surgeon, your location, and the difficulty of the procedure. Another factor that could affect the total cost is the number of sessions you are required to have. But on the average, you will have to undergo at least 6 treatment sessions for it to become very effective.
The range of the cost of Kybella treatment runs around $450 up to $2,500 or more. But on the average, expect to spend around $1,375. And that is for 50 injections of Kybella. You should expect that you will need to take 50 injections of Kybella for up to 5 up to 6 treatment sessions. So the overall cost runs around $2,700 on the lower end and up to $15,000 on the higher end with an average of around $8,250. Don’t worry, there are no extra costs associated with this procedure.
Now that you know how much does Kybella cost, it is best to know how is the procedure done. Well, the procedure is very simple. If you have all the qualifications to avail Kybella, you are good to go. The Kybella is injected directly in the area underneath your chin. Keep in mind that the treatment can only be given by a Kybella-trained healthcare specialist.
As what we have mentioned above, you will have to take up to 6 treatment sessions for it to be effective. And each session, you will receive at least 50 injections, depending on the amount of fat you have. This process could take around 15 minutes up to 20 minutes. Your doctor will be the one to decide on how much injections you will need and how much sessions you will need. Everything depends on the result you want to achieve.
Before you will be injected with Kybella, you will be given a numbing medicine or an ice pack. The reason for this is to avoid any pain associated with the injections.
Another thing to keep in mind is that each session should be given not less than 1 month apart. A lot of patients already achieve the results after 2 up to 4 sessions.
This is an unavoidable factor. Just like any cosmetic surgery or treatments, Kybella also has its side effects. Here are some of them:
- You will experience mild pain in the treated area.
- The treated area might also swell.
- You will also experience bruising and redness in the skin of the treated area.
On the other hand, you should immediately call your doctor and seek medical advice if you ever experience other effects such as:
- You have trouble with your swallowing.
- You experience weak muscles in the treated area of in your face.
- You will experience a crooked smile.
There are also drugs that could affect Kybella. That is why before you take the procedure, it is best to also tell the health care specialist about the medicines that you are currently taking. Most of the drugs that you are not allowed to take whenever you have Kybella include blood thinners such as warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven. Medicines that prevent blood clots are also not allowed.
There are also few disadvantages that you can get with Kybella. First of all, not all people can avail this treatment. There are a lot of restrictions. Another disadvantage is that it makes any other procedure more difficult. As what we have mentioned above, you are not allowed to take any surgery after you take Kybella.
So if ever you will be involved in an accident that requires surgery near your chin, it would be more difficult. Kybella also doesn’t correct your neck bands. Neck bands are the muscles in your neck that become more noticeable as you get old. So if you are planning to remove neck bands, Kybella is not for you.
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