Kybella Injections

A Non-Surgical Way to Get Rid of Chin Fat

Kybella treatment. Showing before and after: front view, oblique view, side profile view

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Whether you’ve had it your whole life or it just suddenly seemed to appear overnight, a double chin can be very frustrating. It can make you look—and feel—older and heavier than you really are.

The good news is that you don’t need a surgical facelift to minimize the appearance of your double chin.

A non-surgical, injectable treatment called Kybella is specifically designed to reduce the fatty tissue around your chin and jowls creating the appearance of a double chin. This treatment is safe and FDA-approved. And it has been shown to be highly effective in helping to restore a shapely and youthful appearance.

Does Kybella Really Work?

It might sound too good to be true, but Kybella really does work. This unique injectable treatment is composed of a naturally-occurring molecule called deoxycholic acid, which breaks down fat cells.

Although Kybella is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, it works exactly the same way. When injected into fat cells, it breaks down the cell membranes. Without membranes holding it together, the fat cell painlessly bursts and is reabsorbed by the body. And once a fat cell is gone, it can no longer accumulate or store excess fat. The result is a noticeable reduction in the appearance of fullness underneath the chin and around the jawline.


Kybella injections must be performed by a healthcare specialist.  It is a non-surgical treatment and does not involve any significant downtime or recovery time.

Your Kybella treatment, including how many injections you receive in one visit and how many visits you need to complete your treatment, will depend on your current appearance and your aesthetic goals.

Kybella is generally administered as several small injections into the fat cells under the chin. The entire process usually takes about 15-20 minutes.

Most patients will require between two and six treatment sessions, always spaced at least one month apart.
As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important to recognize that Kybella may not be appropriate for every patient and to have realistic expectations about the potential outcome. Yes, Kybella can reduce the appearance of fullness under the chin and around the jawline, but it’s not going to erase those laugh lines or make you look 20 years younger.

Kybella is generally safe and well-tolerated but it can have some side effects such as bruising, swelling, or numbness underneath the chin.



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