Kybella injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that is used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin, also known as a “double chin”. Kybella contours and improves the appearance of double chin or turkey neck without double chin surgery or chin liposuction.
How does KYBELLA work?
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. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella causes the break down of fat cells. Once treated, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
Is KYBELLA right for me?
Only you and your health care provider can decide if Kybella is right for you. If you’re bothered by submental fullness, or double chin, ask your provider about Kybella.
Will I experience any side effects?
The safety profile ofKybella is well characterized. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area, most of which are temporary.
You can now opt to use our new anesthesia option called Pronox to help with any discomfort you may experience. Pronox is a patient-controlled inhaled analgesia that takes effect in seconds and immediately relieves anxiety and discomfort.
How many treatments will I need?
You and your doctor will customize your Kybella treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. During these sessions, your health care provider will administer Kybella into the fat under your chin using multiple injections. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered spaced at 6 weeks apart.
How long does the procedure take?
The entire Kybella process takes less than 45 minutes and the double chin injection part takes only 5 minutes. That means you can go back to your normal activities immediately after the procedure unlike double chin surgery or chin liposuction.
How long will the results last?
When injected into the fat under your chin, Kybella causes the break down of fat cells. Once removed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatments with Kybella is not expected as long as you maintain your weight.
To learn more about Kybella, or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Moenster or Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Weyer, please fill out the form on this page. You can call our Tucson location at 520-207-3100 or our Sierra Vista location at 520-458-1787. We look forward to seeing you soon!