A 19-year-old from Australia who was left with a ‘face like a rectangle’ after undergoing a cosmetic procedure to dissolve fat in her jaw has shown off the final results eight weeks later.
Sofia Marroquin went viral around the world in June after having the $500 ‘Kybella treatment’, which uses injections to reduce fat under the chin.
The treatment typically results in temporary swelling that usually dies down within eight weeks, and Sofia has been sharing regular updates on TikTok as her own swelling goes down.
‘Before and after Kybella treatment,’ Sofia captioned her most recent video, shared this weekend.
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AFTER: A 19-year-old from Australia who was left with a ‘face like a rectangle’ after undergoing a cosmetic procedure to dissolve fat in her jaw has shown off the final results eight weeks later
BEFORE: Sofia Marroquin went viral around the world in June after having the $500 ‘Kybella treatment’, which uses injections to reduce fat under the chin (pictured before treatment)
AFTER SURGERY: The treatment typically results in temporary swelling that usually dies down within eight weeks (pictured immediately after the surgery)
In the short clip, the 19-year-old can be seen before she underwent the cosmetic procedure and now, where she has a slightly slimmer jaw.
‘It [the treatment] is so worth it,’ Sofia wrote.
Thousands were quick to congratulate the teenager for having the patience to wait out the swelling dying down and praise her for her new look.
‘Okay, you’ve convinced me,’ one woman posted.
‘You look awesome,’ another added.
AFTER SURGERY: Sofia (pictured immediately after the treatment) said many insults were levelled at her directly after the procedure, with people saying she looked ‘botched’
BEFORE TREATMENT: Sofia (pictured before) said she was always a bit insecure about her chin and felt there was excess fat there
What is the ‘Kybella treatment’?
Kybella is a nonsurgical injection technique used to reduce excess fat beneath the chin (Sofia pictured immediately after the treatment)
* Kybella is a nonsurgical injection technique used to reduce excess fat beneath the chin.
* Each treatment takes about 15 to 20 minutes. It uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid.
* No incisions are required, and the downtime is minimal in most cases, with some swelling to be expected.
* The best candidate is an adult 18 years or older with moderate to severe fat beneath the chin.
* As a nonsurgical procedure, there is little preparation required for Kybella. It’s advisable to schedule the procedure well before any major events.
* Though Kybella is nonsurgical, some common side effects include pain, swelling, bruising, redness, and numbness.
* The recovery process associated with Kybella is minimal in most cases, and downtime varies from person to person. Minor side effects typically subside in one to two weeks.
Sofia (pictured after the treatment) said sensation has returned to her chin area after the eight weeks, and it was only a week where there was ‘crazy swelling’ before it died down a lot’
Commenting underneath her video, Sofia answered some of her followers’ top questions about the treatment.
She said sensation has returned to her chin area after the eight weeks, and it was only a week where there was ‘crazy swelling’ before it died down substantially.
‘The treatment uses around 50 mini syringes or four vials,’ Sofia responded to one woman asking how many shots did she get.
‘I also only had to do one session because I had four vials, but you can space it out,’ the 19-year-old added.
Sofia said she covered up the swelling with a face mask, as she lives in Melbourne where mask use is mandatory during the coronavirus crisis.
Sofia first went viral at the end of June, when she shared another clip of her ‘rectangular face’ and filmed her family’s reactions (her father and mother’s reactions pictured)
‘So just got some lovely needles into my face and my family has no idea what I’ve just done and I’m about to get their reactions,’ Sofia said in the video.
She then proceeded to move through her home, filming her mum and dad’s shocked reactions.
Sofia’s dad audibly gasped when he saw his daughter and said ‘oh my goodness’, while her mother sighed: ‘Oh Sofia’.
The 19-year-old’s sister burst out laughing and fell to the floor, while her best friend covered her mouth as Sofia joked ‘I’m scared’.
Sofia even filmed her local cafe owner’s nonplussed reaction, as she tried to order a coffee.
SEVEN WEEKS AFTER TREATMENT: Sofia (pictured seven weeks after the treatment) said her area was ‘really fatty’ and covering up her jawline, which is why she wanted it done
In a subsequent video, Sofia explained that her rectangular jawline was caused by temporary swelling following a ‘Kybella treatment’.
In this $500 treatment, injections are used to reduce fat under the chin.
‘Okay, lots of people are confused as to why I made my face look like a rectangle,’ Sofia said.
‘I didn’t purposefully make my face look like a rectangle. I got a treatment done called Kybella, which removes fat from the lower part of your face.
‘Lots of people get it in the lower neck area to remove a double chin, but I got it in my jowls area.’
Sofia said her area was ‘really fatty’ and covering up her jawline, which is why she wanted the treatment done.
‘I wanted to remove that fat a little bit to make it look a little bit better,’ she said.