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Chin Fat Removal

How Kybella Works

Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin. The active ingredient, synthetic deoxycholic acid, aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella destroys fat cells so that they can no longer store or accumulate fat. Further treatment is not necessary once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.

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Your Kybella treatment process

You will receive multiple small injections under your chin. The injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile.

How many Kybella treatments are ideal?

Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Before beginning, we will help determine how many sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal aesthetic goals. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment designed for adults. It specifically targets and treats moderate to severe fullness under the chin, also known as submental fullness.

Are Kybella injections painful?

Everyone's pain tolerance is different. While some discomfort can occur during Kybella injections, we use numbing agent to minimize any pain. Patients often report a hot sensation following the injection, which subsides often within the hour.

How does Kybella work?

Kybella's key ingredient is deoxycholic acid, a natural compound that breaks down dietary fat. When Kybella is injected into the chin's subcutaneous fat, it dissolves fat cells, which the body then naturally eliminates.

How does Kybella compare to liposuction?

Kybella offers a less invasive and sometimes more convenient alternative to liposuction for many individuals. It doesn't require downtime or post-surgical care. However, most patients will require multiple Kybella treatments, while liposuction is normally completed in one treatment and may have more dramatic results. Patients who have a substantial amount of chin fat may be better off choosing to receive a chin liposuction treatment.

How many Kybella treatments are needed for double chin removal?

he amount of Kybella injections required varies based on the size and severity of the double chin. Typically, two to four treatment sessions are needed, though some individuals may require up to six sessions.

How long do Kybella's effects last?

The results of Kybella are long-lasting. After treatment, the destroyed fat cells cannot store fat and are permanently removed from the body. But, additional treatments may be required if new fat cells form due to weight gain.

Who is a suitable candidate for Kybella?

Kybella is suitable for most adults with moderate to severe submental fullness, provided they are in overall good health and have no difficulty swallowing. It is not recommended for those who are pregnant, nursing, or have a nerve injury or weakness in the lower face.

What should I consider instead of Kybella for chin fat removal?

Some of our patients prefer the results of Morpheus8 or chin filler injections over Kybella. Morpheus8 can reduce subcutaneous fat while tightening your skin, while Kybella does not tighten skin. Chin filler can also create a tighter looking chin and jawline appearance from your chin's added projection. Liposuction is also a possibility, though we do not offer invasive treatments such as liposuction.

Do you offer Kybella near me?

We are in Sanford and have patients come to us for tailored Kybella treatments from Orlando, Winter Park, Lake Mary, Longwood, and DeBary.

What should I expect for downtime after a Kybella treatment?

You should be prepared for significant chin swelling for at least one week after your Kybella treatment. You may also experience some bruising, redness, or numbness around the injection site. It's advisable to schedule your treatment when you can allow for potential downtime if needed. 

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