Would you like to try Kybella for your ‘double chin,’ but you’re not sure how many treatments you will need.  That’s understandable, because people considering Kybella generally don’t know how it works, or if they will need more than one treatment.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA approved injectable treatment for moderate-to-severe- submental fat (fat below the chin).  Kybella is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, which is an acid found in the body that helps to break down dietary fat. 

Will I Need More Than One Kybella Treatment?

Most patients need 2-4 Kybella treatments to achieve the desired reduction in fat under the chin, but up to 6 treatments may be administered.  Your physician will create a customized Kybella plan based on the volume of fat below the chin, and the results you would like to achieve.  A single Kybella session consists of multiple injections into the submental area, and sessions are spaced 4-6 weeks apart. 

Kybella treatment

A thin needle is used to inject Kybella directly into the fatty tissue below the chin.  Kybella targets and destroys the walls of the fat cells, and the liquefied fat is naturally removed by the body over the following 1-2 months.   After this time, the chin will be noticeably slimmer and more contoured (learn more).  

When will I see results?

Patients typically see results about 4-6 weeks after treatment. Once the fat cells are destroyed they can no longer able to accumulate fat, so the results achieved with Kybella are permanent.

Are you ready to lose your double chin with Kybella?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Irvine or greater Orange County CA areas, South Coast Plastic Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.socoplasticsurgery.com, or by calling (949) 701-4454.