Kybella

WHAT IS KYBELLA™?

Excess fat under the chin, submental fullness or double chin, is common in both men and women and can even be found in the young. In addition to making you look overweight, excess submental fat or a double chin can make you look much older than your age.  This excess fat is often difficult to reduce, even after losing weight.

Now you can shrink your double chin without surgery.  Kybella, a new and popular injectable treatment for reducing submental fat, was approved by the FDA on April 29, 2015.  Kybella contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that helps emulsify fat in the body. After it is injected into the fat under your chin, the deoxycholic acid specifically targets and reduces the submental fat cells so they cannot enlarge again.

Treatment time is about 15 minutes and treatments are performed once a month.  Most patients notice improvement after two to four treatments and up to six treatments may be needed.  In addition to reducing submental fat, patients treated with Kybella also experienced some skin tightening and lifting in the neck and submental area.