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What is Kybella™

A double chin can make you appear older and heavier no matter what your age or weight. Due to the limited options for correction, submental fat (or double-chin) has been an under-treated aesthetic issue until now. In many cases, this type of fat doesn’t respond to lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise because genetics is often the cause. Since 2015, KYBELLA™, a fat dissolving injectable has been revolutionizing the world of non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Many in the cosmetic industry are even calling it the biggest innovation since Botox. Until KYBELLA™ received FDA approval, there was little you could do about submental fat other than wear turtlenecks and scarves or get a surgical liposuction treatment. But now, this brand-new non-surgical cosmetic procedure makes it possible to ditch your double chin and achieve a tighter, more contoured look without all the downtime!

How Does Kybella ™ Work?

KYBELLA™ is comprised of deoxycholic acid, which breaks down and absorbs dietary fat. When KYBELLA™ shots are injected into subcutaneous fat, the underlying fat cells are destroyed and cannot rejuvenate.

Am I A Good Candidate For Kybella™?

Typically anyone over 18 years old, in good health with moderate-to-severe submental fat can reap the benefits of this aesthetic treatment. If you have stubborn fat under your chin and you’d like to improve its appearance without the risk of surgery and downtime, you may be the perfect candidate for this exciting new non-invasive procedure.

Pre-procedure Consultation

One of the most important aspects of any successful cosmetic procedure is careful preparation. Before your KYBELLA™ chin reduction treatment, a thorough assessment and medical history will be completed to assure your safety and the best possible outcome. You and Dr. Paul will go over the KYBELLA™ side effects you need to be aware of, including:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Discomfort
  • Temporary hardness in the treatment area
  • Redness

What Should I Expect Durin My Kybella™ Treatment?

Before the treatment begins, any pain relief will be administered if appropriate in your case. Then, using a special grid, Dr. Paul will carefully draw the boundaries for the injections on your skin. He will then use the temporary grid marked on your chin as a guide and give you anywhere from 14-50 injections, depending on your particular needs. The procedure is simple and straightforward, taking roughly 20 minutes to complete. Then you’re on your way!

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

At any of our convenient South Austin, North Austin, Westlake, New Braunfels or Dripping Springs locations, your KYBELLA™ treatment will be customized to your aesthetic goals for an improved chin profile. The majority of treated patients experience visible results in two to four treatment sessions spaced at least 6 weeks apart (depending on the degree of fat and the area involved).

When Will I See Results?

Most patients begin to see noticeable results after 2-3 treatment sessions. The number of KYBELLA™ treatments required will depend on the amount of fat being eradicated.

How Long Does It Last?

Once your aesthetic goal has been reached, there is no need for further treatment. When KYBELLA™ kills those fat cells, they are gone for good!