Kybella is an injectable cosmetic treatment that is specially designed to eliminate excess fat under your chin commonly referred to as “double chin”. Kybella is a deoxycholic acid that reduces dietary fat and decreases the number of fat cells that accumulate under the chin. Deoxycholic acid is naturally found in our intestinal tract, however Kybella uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. Because Kybella destroys fat cells, it can permanently change the contour of your chin with a simple, minimally-invasive injectable.
Did You Know?
In 2015, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) concluded that 67% of Americans expressed cosmetic concerns about excess fat accumulation under their chin or neck.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I a candidate for Kybella?
You may be a candidate for Kybella if you dislike the appearance of your double chin, you want to look younger and skinnier, you want to avoid surgery or other invasive procedures, or if you cannot get rid of your double chin regardless of diet and exercise.
However, you may not be an ideal candidate for Kybella if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, using blood thinners, have bleeding problems, have neck problems, have trouble swallowing, or have had or plan to have cosmetic treatments or surgery of the face, neck, or chin. While these may or may not disqualify you for treatment, they will have to be discussed during your initial consultation.
What can I expect when receiving Kybella treatment?
Prior to receiving Kybella, our doctors will evaluate you and ask you about your treatment goals to determine if Kybella is the best treatment option for you. During your Kybella treatment, you will receive several small injections under your chin. The total number of injections will depend on your treatment goals and current condition. The entire Kybella treatment generally takes about 15-20 minutes.
Is Kybella safe?
Yes. Kybella is FDA approved as an injectable and is considered safe when injected properly. However, like any medical treatment, there are possible side effects. These side effects are generally minor and can include: swelling, areas of hardness, pain, bruising, redness, numbing, and possible nerve injury.