Kybella® is a FDA approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin whether you have moderate fullness or more. Submental fullness is caused by weight gain, genetics, and aging and is an often cited trouble area in patients. The active ingredient in Kybella® is synthetic deoxycholic acid which a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reuction in fullness under chin. Once destroyed, the fat cells no longer store or accumulate fat.
What to Expect with Kybella®
During your consultation, Dr. Yegiyants will perform a full facial analysis to determine best treatment option for you to reduce submental fat. The treatment will be tailored depending on the amount of fat under chin and aesthetic goals. Kybella® is administered through multiple small injections under your chin and the process usually takes 15 to 20 minutes. Number of treatments needed will vary depending on the amount of submental fat present and aesthetic goals. Repeat treatments are performed a month apart.
After treatment with Kybella® there might be swelling, bruising, and pain. Results are usually seen at 4 to 8 weeks after treatment.