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If you want to get rid of that double chin, Kybella may be the right treatment for you. This treatment dissolves the extra fat under your jaw (called submental fat) with non-surgical injections.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable compound for treating a double chin. It is composed of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the body. Your body uses it to help break down and absorb fat. When this substance is injected into the fat beneath your chin, it destroys the fat cells. This is how Kybella helps your body tackle this stubborn fat pocket, giving you a smoother, firmer and more defined jawline. 

Until Kybella, the only solution to reduce a double chin was a surgical procedure.But Kybella injections destroy the fat cells without surgery, allowing your body to naturally flush the cells out. Once gone, these cells don’t return. You will, however, need to maintain a healthy weight after your Kybella treatment to ensure the results remain. Most patients enjoy their contoured and smoother jawline for the long term.

Kybella benefits

The popular Kybella treatment has many benefits for patients who want to get rid of their double chin.

  • Safe and gentle alternative to liposuction
  • No downtime or long recovery period
  • Uses a synthetic form of a natural fat-destroying acid in the body
  • Long-lasting results
  • Non-surgical fat reduction
  • Smoother, more sculpted and youthful jawline
  • No more double chin!

What should I expect during the Kybella procedure?

You will start with a consultation with our specialists to answer questions, have your chin examined, and discuss your goals for the Kybella treatment.

When you’re ready for your treatment, the area will first be numbed with a local anesthetic. We will draw a pattern under your chin to mark where the injections will be placed. You will receive 20-40 injections, each positioned to ensure smooth, even results. You may feel some discomfort, but the treatment is not painful.

Afterward, we will ice the area to help reduce swelling. Your Kybella treatment will take about half an hour from start to finish. When it’s complete, there is no downtime to worry about. You can continue with your day or return to work as you usually would.

Recovery and results

You will have some soreness and swelling during the first week, which will then resolve. You can use a cool pack on the treatment area for the first few days to help with any discomfort.

Your body will need a chance to flush out the dead fat cells, so it will take about 4-6 weeks to see your final results. Some clients may need more than one Kybella procedure to achieve their aesthetic goal. Depending on the lines you want to sculpt and how contoured you’d like your jawline to be, you may need up to six treatments.  The final results are a sculpted, defined jawline.

Am I a candidate for Kybella?

Candidates for Kybella are men and women who meet the following requirements:

  • Would like to reduce or eliminate their double chin without surgery
  • Are over the age of 21
  • Are medically healthy
  • Have a moderate amount of unwanted fat beneath the chin
  • Are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Are not allergic to the active ingredients in the formula 

During your consultation, we will be able to determine if you are an ideal candidate for Kybella treatments. 

Why choose Garramone Plastic Surgery?

Our patients come first at Garramone Plastic Surgery. In addition to Dr. Garramone and Dr. Yee, we provide a highly trained, professional and welcoming staff. We are here to service you with everything you need from the moment you walk in the doors until you see your final desired results. 

If you would like to learn more about Kybella and say goodbye to your double chin for good, we invite you to contact our office.