What is Kybella™?
Kybella® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin by physically destroying fat cells.
Kybella® might be right for you if:
- You're bothered by fat under the chin, also known as submental fullness
- You don't want surgery
- You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are
- You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away
How does Kybella™ remove the fat in the treated area?
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 destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
How is Kybella® administered?
Kybella® is given during an in-office visit. The injection process may take 15-20 minutes
A Suffolk Plastic Surgeons doctor will give you a series of injections into the fat under your chin at each treatment session
How long do Kybella™ results last?
When injected into the fat under your chin, Kybella™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with Kybella™ is not expected.
When will I see results?
Kybella™ results are seen within 2-4 treatments, sometimes sooner.
Can I get Kybella™ done the same day as other injectable procedures?
Yes, you can receive Kybella™ the same day you receive other injectable treatments such as Botox and Restylane. We do prefer, however, to treat after any laser procedures.
Will I experience any side effects from Kybella™?
The safety profile of Kybella™ is well characterized. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area.
Please schedule an appointment with Suffolk Plastic Surgeons to see if Kybella™ is right for you!