Kybella is a non-surgical procedure approved to permanently melt fat cells from the area between the chin and neck, or submental, area. It was developed as a less invasive alternative to liposuction, neck lifts, and similar surgical procedures.
Kybella treatments are quick and easy, with appointments lasting approximately 20 minutes and visible results within 10-14 days. Best results are achieved with a series of 2-6 injections over a period of several months. Kybella is an excellent option for adults in good health with a moderate amount of fat in the neck or other desired treatment area. Recovery time following Kybella injection is minimal. The most common side effect is temporary swelling lasting up to 10 days.
Kybella targets the submental area, also known as the double chin. Off-label uses for Kybella may be discussed with your provider.
Kybella’s key ingredient is deoxycholic acid, which mimics the human body’s naturally occurring fat metabolizing agent. Once injected, deoxycholic acid destroys the fat cells in the area so that it is no longer able to store fat. The fat cells naturally metabolize after the injection, leaving behind a more sculpted and defined profile.
Number of treatments differ from patient to patient depending on the amount of fat in the treatment area. In most cases, 2-6 treatments are recommended with approximately one month between treatments.