Kybella Double Chin Removal

Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment for double chin removal. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells. Once they are destroyed, these cells cannot store or accumulate fat.

How Kybella Works

Kybella is administered by injection in our office. The actual treatment takes about 30 minutes. A consultation is required for approval as a good candidate prior to scheduling the procedure.

After assessing the treatment area, several tiny injections are administered directly into fat under the chin. It begins to dissolve fat almost immediately by using deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the absorption and breakdown of dietary fat. The dissolved fat is then processed through your body’s natural metabolism.

What To Expect For A Kybella Visit

We apply an anesthetic cream to the area for one hour prior to treatment and an ice pack to comfort the area during treatment. You should also take 800mg of Ibuprofen one hour prior to treatment.

For most patients, downtime occurs most commonly after the first treatment session. Swelling of the chin area is likely to occur, so limiting strenuous activities immediately after treatment is suggested. We recommend elevating your head and wearing a chin strap with an ice pack for a few nights after treatment to reduce swelling.

Patients can experience redness, nodules, bruising, and numbness at the injection site after treatment. This usually resolves over 4 to 5 weeks. Some patients have also experienced a tightening of the skin in the area.

Depending on the amount of fat and improvement desired, most Kybella treatments require 2 to 4 treatment sessions. Permanent results should be noticeable in about 6 weeks. After the desired results are reached, further treatment is not expected.

Before & After Photos

Kybella before - patient 1
Kybella after - patient 1
Kybella before - patient 2
Kybella after - patient 2
Kybella before - patient 3
Kybella after - patient 3
Kybella before - patient 4
Kybella after - patient 4

Summary of Kybella

Procedure Time
Procedure Time
30 minutes
Anesthetic cream
No downtime, but avoid strenuous activities immediately after treatment
Results Duration
Duration of Results

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