Kybella®is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin by physically destroying fat cells.
Kybella® may be right for patients who:
• are bothered by fat under the chin, also known as sub-mental fullness
• don’t want surgery
• feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are
• eat well and exercise, but sub-mental fullness does not go away.
How does Kybella® work?
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella® destroys fat cells. The active ingredient in Kybella® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through your body’s natural metabolism.
How many treatments will I need?
A healthcare provider will help to determine how many treatments sessions you will need based on the amount and distribution of sub-mental fat and your personal treatments goals.
How is Kybella® administered?
Kybella® is administered during an in-office visit. A healthcare provider will give you a series of injections into the fat under your chin during each session.
What can I expect after my treatment?
For most patients, downtime occurred most commonly after the first treatment session. Patients can resume to their routine activities but keep in mind that swelling is common and in some individuals bruising may occur.