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What is Kybella® and what can I expect?

Kybella® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to reduce fat under the chin to improve your profile. It is made of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Kybella can also be used for jowl fat, bra/underarm fat bulges, back fat, inner thighs, banana roll (fat under the butt cheek), belly pooch, love handles, and above the knee.
When it is injected into fat, it works by destroying the cell membrane to release the fat. The body then flushes the fat out of the treated area and skin retraction occurs.
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  • The best candidate is someone who has good skin elasticity.
  • The amount of product needed depends on the amount of fat under the chin and your aesthetic goals - it will vary patient to patient
  • Kybella® requires multiple injections to the site with a tiny needle. The injection process takes about 15-20 minutes.
  • Typically, 3-4 treatment sessions are required, 4-8 weeks apart.
  • Once the fat is destroyed, it will not come back into the treated area again, so it lasts a lifetime.
There is some swelling that goes along with treatment, however, it is completely manageable. You will notice the swelling for a few days up to a week, typically about 5-7 days.