While many people have a double chin, almost nobody likes them. This accumulation of submental (under the chin) fat can make your neck, chin, and jaw look less defined. Kybella® is an injectable treatment that removes your double chin without surgery. It can provide long-lasting results that keep your neck sculpted and youthful. 

What is Kybella®?

Submental fat can develop for many reasons, including genetics, hormones, and lifestyle. In general, lifestyle changes alone will not get rid of your double chin. This accumulated submental fat does not budge easily. Kybella® offers a non-surgical way to eliminate this stubborn fat for a slimmer neck and chin. While not right for everyone, Kybella® has helped many achieve their double chin removal goals. 

Kybella Boston, MA

How Does Kybella® Work?

Kybella® works by targeting and breaking down fat cells in your double chin. It uses deoxycholic acid, a lab-created version of a molecule found in your own body. In your digestive system, deoxycholic acid helps break apart dietary fats. When injected, Kybella® targets your submental fat without affecting other structures. The damaged fat cells will disappear over time as your lymphatic system filters them away.

Is There Any Downtime After Kybella®?

You can resume your usual activities after Kybella® with few limitations. While you will not need downtime, most people experience swelling in the treatment area. This swelling can take a few days to fade entirely. Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after treatment. 

You may notice different sensations in the treated area as Kybella® acts on your fat cells. The swelling occurs due to the damage to your fat cells. It indicates that your immune system is working, which helps your body remove these cells more quickly. You can promote good lymphatic drainage by staying hydrated and physically active. 

Kybella Consultations Available

How Long Does It Take to See Kybella® Results?

Each person will respond differently to Kybella®. Most people need between two and four treatments, with a maximum of six. More submental fat may require more Kybella® treatments than someone with a small amount. Each person’s body also varies in how quickly it will remove the treated fat. 

Kybella® results start to appear about two weeks after your first treatment. With treatments spaced two to four weeks apart, you will continue to see improvements for several months after your last session. Fat cells do not grow back, so your double chin removal can last a lifetime. Weight changes can alter the appearance of your results, so a healthy lifestyle is recommended. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Kybella®?

Kybella® offers an excellent option for double chin removal. However, it is not recommended for everyone. Good candidates for Kybella® are in good health and have reasonable expectations. Some medical conditions affecting the neck might affect whether you can have Kybella® safely. 

Dr. Morris–I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did on my surgery. It was exactly what I wanted and they actually look better than I thought they would…I am lucky someone recommended your name to me and I will do the same.

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning about Kybella®? Schedule your consultation with Longwood Plastic Surgery today by calling our Brookline office at (617) 383-6250. We serve the Brookline and Greater Boston area with distinction.