How Does Kybella Work?

Do you have a troublesome double chin that you would like to get rid of?  Kybella can fix it for you.  Kybella is a unique injectable treatment that can dissolve the excess fat that contributes to your double chin.  But how does kybella work? 

How Does Kybella Work?

Kybella is composed of synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule that helps the bodyabsorb dietary fat.  Kybella is the first and only FDA approved treatment for moderate to severe submental fat.

Kybella treatment consists of a series of injections made directly into the fat cells below the chin.  It is a simple in-office procedure that takes 15-20 minutes.

When kybella is injected into the subcutaneous fat under the chin it destroys the cell membrane.  The cellular debris is then removed by the body over the following weeks and the treated fat cells are gone for good, so they cannot store fat again.  This creates a lasting reduction in the fullness under the chin.  

Kybella is generally safe but serious side-effects can occur if the injections are not made in the precise location, so treatment should only be administered by a trained medical professional.  

What Is Recovery Like?

There is no downtime after kybella, but there is generally some swelling and bruising for several days after treatment.

When Will You See Results?

You should see some improvement in chin contours after about 2 treatments. Sessions are spaced at least one month apart. Final results are visible about 6 weeks after the final treatment.

How Many Treatments Do You Need?

Your doctor will create a customized kybella plan for you based on your goals and desired results, but most patients see results after 2-3 treatments. 

Would you like to learn more about kybella?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Central Florida area, Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL is our featured practice.

You can reach them at, or by calling (407) 410-3920.

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