Kybella® is an injectable that dissolves submental fat cells under the chin — without surgery — to contour and slim the neck and jawline, beautifully improving an individual’s facial profile from every angle. Submental fat under the chin is stubborn (often refusing to respond to a balanced food and exercise program) and responsible for a “double chin,” which obscures the definition and attractive facial contours of the chin, jawline, and neck.

Kybella consists of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring enzyme that dissolves fat cells permanently, sculpting and slimming the jawline for a more youthful, beautiful appearance.

Submental Liposuction remains the gold standard for permanently eliminating submental fullness under the chin with immediate contouring results — via a small surgical procedure that suctions out excess fat from under the chin and jawline. Kybella, being a minimally-invasive, non-surgical treatment, provides an attractive alternative to those individuals wishing to avoid more invasive techniques.

Ideal candidates for Kybella possess excess fat centrally under the chin but not an excess amount of loose neck skin – because the treatment targets and destroys fat cells, without a significant effect on improving skin elasticity.

Kybella can also be used to permanently eliminate other small pockets of excess fat in the body: the bra rolls, inner knees, banana rolls (immediately below the buttocks), flanks (love handles), upper back, inner arms, lower abdomen, and inner thighs.

Two or more Kybella treatments may be required to dissolve the fat pocket — spaced one month apart — depending on the quantity of fat targeted and the patient’s aesthetic goal. Kybella takes 6-8 weeks to dissolve and eliminate fat permanently. Downtime is minimal to none, with side effects (such as swelling) usually subsiding in two to three weeks. Kybella produces beautiful sculpting and shapely contours for a natural-looking, youthful appearance — and permanent results.