Kybella or Fat Lipolysis

Reduce the Appearance of a Double Chin.

You invest in yourself – now invest in your profile. KYBELLA® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for adults that permanently destroys fat cells under the chin for a gradually improved profile – whether you have a moderate amount of fullness, or a bit more.

The issue of having a double chin is not that rare, as many people need to deal with it, unfortunately. The double chin is actually a fat deposit right under the jaws, which create a round bump that resembles another chin, the medical term for it being submental fullness. If you think that this is something that only overweight people have to deal with, you are wrong, because many persons that have an average body weight might also have this aesthetic problem. Just like fat is depositing in other parts of the body, the submental area can also be affected. The causes for this condition to appear can be gaining in weight, genetics or age, affecting both men and women.

Up until recently, such a problem used to be solved by surgery, by removing the excess fat tissue from the submental area. But today, with the help of KYBELLA®, such an invasive method is not necessary anymore. KYBELLA® is the first FDA-approved treatment for solving the issues of a double-chin. Practically, the treatment consists of a series of shots that contain deoxycholic acid, which is able to dissolve the fat cells under the chin. 

KYBELLA maybe be right for you if:

  • You’re bothered (unhappy, self-conscious, embarrassed) by fat under the chin, also known as submental fullness
  • You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are
  • You don’t want to have surgery
  • You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away

It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for the treatment of fat outside of the submental area or in children under 18 years of age.

The entire procedure usually lasts about 5 minutes, although it may be extended to 20 minutes, time in which the medical staff will apply the treatment in several point under your chin, to increase its effectiveness. Still, the treatment must be repeated, as it is not enough for one session to make it disappear entirely. According to the patient’s status and condition, the treatment is repeated somewhere between 4 or 8 weeks, and it may require 2 to 6 injection sessions to make the double chin gone for good.

KYBELLA is administered as a series of injections to the treatment area under the chin, destroying fat cells and producing gradual results. Everyone’s chin profile is different, that is why we will tailor appropriate treatment to you. The number of treatment sessions will vary based on the amount of fat under the chin and your treatment goals.

Curious about the treatment? Find answers to the most commonly asked questions.

KYBELLA is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called“double chin.”It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for the treatment of fat outside of the submental area or in children under 18 years of age.

JUVEDERM Ultra Plus injectable gel is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur. JUVEDERM Ultra Plus injectable gel temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface.

KYBELLA® was developed to deal with isolated fat deposits under the chin, so it will not solve the issue of extra sagging skin in the same area. For patients that have the so-called “turkey neck”, or excess skin, this is not the appropriate treatment for that. Also, if you have an infection in the submental area, this treatment is also not recommended. To make sure that everything will be done in safe conditions, you should talk with the medical staff about any surgery you may have done to the face and neck area, or any that you may have in plan. Also, do mention if you are pregnant or if you are breastfeeding, as it is not known what effects KYBELLA® will have on the pregnancy or if it will affect the milk. Other than these aspects, KYBELLA® should not cause any issues or severe side-effects on patients.

Patients will experience some swelling, numbness and discomfort in the area, but nothing too unbearable, so it will not keep you from doing your daily activities, unlike an invasive surgery. Depending on each patient, the recovery will be complete after several days following the injection session. Unfortunately, the studies were not made to see the effects of KYBELLA® on patients that are under the age of 18, so it is best to wait until a person is fully mature to perform the treatment.

KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Nerve injury in the jaw (which can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness) Trouble swallowing
  • Injection site problems including: bruising, hair loss, open sores (ulcers), damage and tissue cell-death (necrosis) around the injection site. Call your healthcare provider if you develop open sores or drainage from the treatment area.


Do not receive KYBELLA® if you have an infection in the treatment area.

Questions about KYBELLA?

If you are considering KYBELLA in San Diego, Beauty & Body provides the latest in aesthetic procedures by trained aestheticians. Choosing the right treatment is very important as each has its own characteristic that makes it the best choice for specific area of the face. At Beauty and Body, we offer a free consultations to help you achieve the safest, most natural and cost effective results possible. Guidance and regular training is provided by our Medical Director who is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to ensure superior aesthetic results.


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