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Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable used to dissolve fat under the chin (submental adipose tissue). Excessive weight under the chin can cause a person to look many pounds heavier, yet it does not accurately reflect their health or weight status. This excessive buildup of adipose tissue can affect a person’s confidence and self-esteem negatively, but it doesn’t have to. Kybella can provide permanent results in just a few office visits.

How does Kybella work

Kybella is made up of deoxycholic acid, which is naturally found in the body and digests dietary fat to aid in digestion. When placed into the submental fat, it causes apoptosis, which means it causes the cell to burst, then the lymph system carries it away. Once the cell bursts, it is destroyed and can no longer store fat. The site of injection will be numbed prior to the procedure. The area will be mapped out and injected with a very small needle in the areas with excess adipose tissue. The overall procedure time is around 15-30 minutes and will provide a slimmer profile with a more defined jawline. Kybella is also effective in other areas that have submental fat.

Benefits of Kybella

●  Reduces fat cells in the chin and neck area
●  Creates a more defined jawline
●  No incisions or surgery required
●  Non-invasive, minimally-invasive procedure
●  No downtime
●  Long-lasting results
●  Minimal side effects
●  Quick treatment time
●  Cost-effective compared to surgery
●  Results can be seen in as little as 2-4 wee


Yes, the results of Kybella are considered to be permanent. However, it is possible that the fat cells may return over time if a patient’s weight fluctuates or if the patient does not maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Treatment frequency will depend on the size of the area of adipose tissue. It typically takes between 2-4 treatments to achieve desired results, but each patient is unique and the anticipated amount of frequencies will be determined by the provider at your appointment.

Yes, Kybella is a safe and effective treatment option for reducing submental fat. The FDA has approved it for this purpose.

Downtime is minimal with Kybella. It can cause temporary side effects like swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and hardness in the treatment area. However, these side effects typically resolve within a few days.


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