Kybella

What Is Kybella?

Kybella is the only non-invasive injectable treatment approved by the FDA that eliminates submental fullness (double chin) permanently. The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid which is a naturally occurring fat burning molecule in the body that breaks down and aids in the absorption of dietary fat. When KYBELLA® is injected into the fat beneath the chin, it destroys the fat cells which ultimately yields a noticeable decrease in the fullness under the chin and a more defined and aesthetically desirable profile. After these fat cells are destroyed and your desired goals are reached, the fat cells can no longer store or accumulate fat.

Kybella Double Chin Reduction

Is Kybella Right For Me?

  • You are a suitable candidate for a Kybella treatment if you have submental fullness or fat under the chin area that does not go away even with diet or excercise. Other stubborn areas on the body may be treated as well.
  • You are displeased or self conscious by fat under the chin
  • You feel the condition makes you look more overweight or older that you really are.
  • You do not want surgery or are not a surgical candidate

What Areas Can Be Treated With Kybella?

Along with the submental fullness, or double chin, many other small pockets of fat can be treated with KYBELLA® around the body. These areas include bra fat, tummy, banana roll (back of thighs under buttocks), jowls, and above the knees. The desired aesthetic goals, and if the patient is a candidate, is best determined through a thorough consultation with one of our trained physicians or nurses.

Are There Any Side Effects Of Kybella?

Most common side effects are mild to moderate swelling and bruising after treatment that can last about a week should be expected. Pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in he treatment area. Plan 2 weeks out from any events or vacations.

Fat Reduction Treatment With Kybella

KYBELLA® injections are administered after a cold compress is applied to the area to lessen any discomfort. The injections are administered into the fat pocket and then the cold compress is resumed. The patient may experience some mild discomfort, and possible bruising after the procedure. Some swelling occurs and subsides in one week.

How Many Kybella Treatments Will I Need For Fat Reduction?

The ideal outcomes are achieved respectively through multiple treatments customized individually. Each treatment should be between 1 month and 6 weeks apart with permanent noticeable results at 3 weeks and final results after 12 weeks. The number of injection sites per treatment varies by the volume of fat in each area and the number of treatments is customized for each patient.

Can Kybella Be Combined With Other Treatments?

Kybella can most definitely be combined with other treatments such as Coolsculpting, neuromodulators such as Botox, dermal fillers, photo facial, and HydrafacialMD.

How Does Kybella Compare To Coolsculpting?

Kybella is an injectable medication that breaks down fat and is then eliminated by the body’s lymphatic system. Coolsculpting is a device applied to the trouble area that freezes and kills fat cells that are then eliminated by the bodies lymphatic system.

Are Kybella Injections Painful?

There can be mild discomfort during a Kybella injection treatment which can be lessened by icing the area before and after treatment.

Are There Any Risks To Kybella Injections?

Nerve irritation in the jaw, which will resolve but can result in an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness. Other reported complication that we have never seen or experienced but are reported in literature are trouble swallowing and injection site issues: bruising, hair loss, open sores, damage and tissue cell-death around the injection site.


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KYBELLA® is an effective non-invasive treatment option that can assist our patients at Austin Cosmetic Surgery achieve their ultimate aesthetic goals. To learn more about Kybella and schedule a complimentary consultation, contact us today by calling 512.688.8000.

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