What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is an FDA-approved treatment that helps to non-surgically reduce the appearance of submental fullness (under-chin fat). The procedure specifically targets pockets of fat that are typically non-responsive to diet and exercise. Patients can now get rid of their double chin and improve their profile without extensive pain, side effects, or recovery time.
How Does It Work?
Kybella® uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid to precisely target and break down fat cells below the chin. Your trained specialist will place multiple tiny injections just below the surface of the skin at key fat-reduction points. Once the fat is ruptured, your body naturally works to metabolize and flush the dead cells from your body.
Am I A Good Candidate?
If you’re self-conscious about under-chin fullness and would like to have a more defined profile sans surgery, Kybella® may be right for you. Treatments help you look pounds-thinner and years younger. Consultation is required prior to treatment.
Patients who also have lax skin below the chin may want to consider adding skin tightening treatments for more dramatic results.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
The actual injection process usually takes only 15-20 minutes.
What Results Will I See?*
While some results can be seen after just one Kybella® session, most patients need a series of 2-4 treatments to achieve desired results. Once existing fat cells are removed from the body, they’re unable to return. Maintaining healthy lifestyle choices can prolong the outcome of your Kybella® treatments.
Is There Any Downtime?
Although there is minimal downtime required after your Kybella® appointment, many patients find themselves self-conscious about post-treatment swelling. We often recommend having the treatment done on a Thursday or Friday afternoon to allow swelling, bruising, and numbness to subside over the weekend. Swelling typically peaks at 20-28 hours post-treatment. Occasionally swelling can take up to 1 week to 10 days to resolve.