Posted by Dr. Anil R. Shah

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The question I get is, does Kybella work well for those of you who don’t know, Kybella is basically dying oxychloride acid, which is for lack of a better term is it’s made up of bile acid that basically eats away at your fat. And does it work well? I think it actually does work. It basically will eat away at your fat. It has been shown in FDA studies. The problem is, um, where we put it in a lot of practices. They’ll put Kybella under the neck, which in some patients will make a big difference, um, in their neck contour. But in patients with the deep fat, this is the hard part. You have to be able to diagnose this in patients with deep fat in the neck. You may not see the difference in contour you’re looking at because Kybella cannot treat those areas. In addition, Kybella can not work with your muscle, cannot reposition muscle and cannot create that lifted contour neck of the look that most patients want. So if you have minor neck issues where there’s a little bit of fat there, Kybella may work for you. If you’re wanting a major change to your neck, and most of your fat is subplatysmal or deep fat, you’re probably not going to get the results you want from Kybella. And if you add up all the potential treatments and violence of Kybella probably would cost you the same to get a better treatment with a neck contour, and you’ll get a much better result.

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