Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable fat treatment. Kybella uses deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that breaks down dietary fat cells. Kybella is most commonly injected under the chin, to sharpen the jawline and improve the appearance of a double chin.
Kybella only takes 15-20 minutes to administer and most patients experience minimal discomfort during injections. Patients often require a series of a few injection treatments, and the number of injections requires varies depending on the amount of fat you hope to treat. This will be discussed in further detail at your consultation.
Men and women with excess submental fat beneath the chin (commonly referred to as a double chin) can smooth the contours of their chin and jawline with Kybella injections. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and people with active skin infections around their chin should wait to receive treatment. Please let us know about any medical conditions you have or medications you take since some of these may react poorly with treatment, especially blood thinners.
There is minimal recovery and downtime needed after Kybella treatment. Most patients can return to work or their daily routine right after their appointment. Mild swelling, bruising, and numbness are common but will quickly resolve within a few days. Since the results develop gradually, treatments are scheduled at least one month apart so that we can carefully monitor the progress of your dissolving fat to create proportional, natural results. Noticeable reduction in unwanted fat will start to be seen within a few weeks after your first treatment and the results will continue to improve with additional treatment sessions. Since Kybella kills off fat cells, you will not be able to accumulate fat in the treatment area once your treatments are completed. This means the result and your newly sculpted jawline are permanent!