KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe submental fat (fat below the chin, “double chin”).  Kybella can be also used “off-label” for the treatment of other localized pockets of fat of the body.  Common areas include abdomen, back (“bra-rolls”), inner thighs, inner knees and others.

The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin or other desired areas, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction of fullness. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not needed once you reach the desired aesthetic goal.

Kybella® is a modern age non-invasive neck sculpting technique alternative to traditional liposuction.

What to Expect?

  • You will receive several small injections in the treatment area, with the procedure lasting between 15 and 20 minutes.  Once injected, Kybella starts destroys fat cells immediately but it may take up to 4 weeks to experience final results.
  • You may feel some swelling and tender nodules as the fat deposits dissolve.  Swelling is usually most pronounced for about a week after the treatment.
  • Number of individual treatments varies person to person.  Most Kybella patients require 2-4 treatments.
  • Once the desired result is achieved, you might consider skin-tightening procedure like Ultherapy or needling radiofrequency to further rejuvenate the treated area.