Approved by the FDA, Kybella is the first and only approved injectable to remove chin fat. It is a non-surgical injectable of a naturally occurring molecule for removal of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin for a condition commonly referred to as double chin. This chin fat, medically referred to as submental fullness, has traditionally only treatable with liposuction.
This chin fat, medically referred to as submental fullness, has traditionally only treatable with liposuction. Kybella is much less invasive. Negative issues related with surgery such as anesthesia are avoided.
How Kybella Injections Works
Kybella™ is a non-human and non-animal formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.* When injected it acts similar to a detergent. It aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat. After injection into the fat beneath the chin, the fat membrane is dissolved, and the fat cells are carried out of the body as waste. All other cells are left healthy and intact when injected properly. Treatment for areas other than for a double chin is not recommended. The result is an improved looking chin with a more natural and younger looking result.
Kybella must be injected at the proper depth to reach the fat and to keep the upper skin safe.
Depending on a patient’s specific situation and their personal goals, repeated Kybella treatments may be needed for maximum results. As each session removes more fat as the results are cumulative.
Kybella is not advised for patients with prominent platysmal bands or excessive skin laxity.
When To Use Kybella Treatment
- As an alternative to surgery
- You are concerned about a double chin
- Fat under the chin does not go away after proper nutrition and exercise
- A double chin, also known as submental fullness, makes you fell you look older or heavier
Possible Side Effects
Although there are potential side effects with any injection, Kybella carries additional risks when injections are not within a strict protocol. Common and anticipated side effects include post-treatment swelling, bruising, temporary pain and numbness. You will be advised on all potential side effects before treatment.
Before and After Results
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*Stryer L, ed. Biochemistry. 4th Edition. New York, NY: WH Freeman and Co.; 1995: 691-707.