About KYBELLA® – fat dissolving treatment

KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection is indicated for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe fullness associated with submental fat, also called “double chin,” in adults. Kybella is injected into the fat under the chin as well as other areas of superficial fat for fat removal. Multiple treatments are usually required and will be given at least 1 month apart. Kybella can be used for other areas of stubborn fat such as armpit fat, bra line bulge, love handles, or abdominal fat.

Common potential side effects include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. These side effects typically resolve themselves without treatment and do not usually result in patients stopping treatment.


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Procedure Length

30 minutes


48 hours plus some slight swelling and mild tenderness may persist for 4-8 weeks

Kybella® FAQs

How Does KYBELLA® work?

Deoxycholic acid is a molecule that naturally occurs in the body to help break down fats. Kybella’s active ingredient is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid which, when injected into the fat deposit, gets rid of the unwanted fat cells forever. The product reduces these fat cells, which are then naturally shed by the body – with truly impressive results. Another great benefit of Kybella is that when these fat cells are destroyed, the deposits cannot return. This means that once you reach the appearance you want, there is no need to get further treatment. There is no need to be concerned about the loss of these fat cells; the body has plenty in other locations.

How long will it take to see results?

The time it takes to see results varies from person to person, mostly because every individual has a different profile and varying amounts of unwanted fat. Our treatment professionals can determine how many sessions will be required to achieve optimum results. Keep in mind that each Kybella treatment will be administered at least one month apart, with a maximum number of six treatments. After you receive your Kybella treatment, you may experience swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin, but you can expect to return to your normal activities immediately.

What Should I Expect?

Before you begin your Kybella treatment, our professional team will evaluate your individual condition, and talk with you about what you hope to achieve. We will then develop a treatment plan to address the problem and to meet your aesthetic goals.

Some important considerations that should be discussed with us before beginning treatment include:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • If you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
  • If you are taking any medications
  • If you taking any blood thinners
  • If you have had surgery on the face, neck or chin, or other areas of treatment, or if you plan to in the future
  • If you have had any medical conditions in the area of treatment
  • If you have difficulty swallowing
  • If you have any bleeding problems
  • Once your treatment begins, it will be administered by one of our professionals.
  • You will receive small injections of the medication, which will take only about 15 to 20 minutes. The number of injections you receive will depend upon the amount of fat that has accumulated.

Am I a candidate for Kybella?

Kybella is a great non-surgical option that can help get rid of stubborn fat. If you have any of the following, you may be a candidate for Kybella:

  • You don’t want to have surgery to get rid of the fat
  • You exercise and have a healthy diet, but the extra fullness will not go away
  • You feel self-conscious or unhappy about the area of fat
  • You feel like the extra fat makes you look older or overweight

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