Kybella is the first and only drug clinically proven and approved by the FDA for reduction of fat in the submental (upper neck) area in adults. This submental fat or fullness is commonly known as a “double chin”. Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells where injected and the fat cells are permanently gone. The injection requires no anesthesia with no down time and only mild swelling and bruising.
Your doctor will discuss with you what the risks are, side effects, and how many treatments you will require. Two to four treatments are required and these treatments are done 4 to 6 weeks apart. The patient will notice improvement in contour in a few weeks as the swelling subsides. Not all patients are candidates for kybella. Some patients with skin excess or severe submental fat accumulation may require surgery.