Skip to content
Slide 125

Kybella: Double Chin Correction

Kybella is a one of a kind injectable that melts away fat.  Ideally placed in a focused area like the double chin, the product melts away fat over 4-6 weeks time.  There is no downtime with the treatment.  Shown here, this patient had two treatments 5 weeks apart.  Some patients require up to 6 treatments for ideal results.

Kybella is a non-surgical injectable treatment designed to reduce submental fat, commonly known as a “double chin.” It is the first and only FDA-approved injectable drug specifically used to dissolve fat under the chin, providing a non-invasive alternative to liposuction or surgical neck lifts for people seeking a more defined jawline and neck profile.

The Basics

Kybella’s active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps break down and absorb dietary fat. When Kybella is injected into the submental area, it destroys the fat cells, which are then gradually cleared by the body’s metabolic processes. This leads to a noticeable reduction in submental fullness, giving the chin and jawline a more contoured appearance.

The Kybella treatment involves a series of small injections into the fatty tissue beneath the chin. The procedure is typically performed in a clinical setting and usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the amount of fat and the desired results. The number of injections and sessions varies based on individual needs and goals, with most people requiring two to four sessions spaced a few weeks apart for optimal results.

Kybella offers several benefits, including:

  • Non-Surgical Approach: As a non-invasive procedure, Kybella does not require incisions, anesthesia, or significant downtime, making it an attractive option for those who prefer to avoid surgery.
  • Permanent Fat Reduction: Once the fat cells are destroyed, they do not regenerate, providing long-lasting results. However, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent remaining fat cells from expanding.
  • Minimal Downtime: After the procedure, some swelling, bruising, or discomfort is common, but these effects typically resolve within a few days to a week. Most people can return to their normal activities soon after treatment.

Who is a good candidate?

Kybella is suitable for individuals who have submental fat or a double chin and wish to achieve a more defined jawline without surgery. Ideal candidates:

  • Have Moderate to Severe Submental Fat: Kybella is designed for those with noticeable fat deposits under the chin.
  • Are in Good Health: Candidates should be in good health and not have any contraindications to injectable treatments.
  • Have Realistic Expectations: While Kybella can significantly reduce submental fat, it’s not a solution for tightening loose skin or addressing other causes of a double chin.

Additional Images

Sara Surgery is a premier Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery provider in Morton Grove, Illinois, serving the greater Chicago area.