All About Kybella


All About Kybella

If there is one buzzword we’ve been hearing around our office this year, Kybella is definitely it. While many patients come to us searching for a non-invasive option to melt excess submental fat (under chin fat), most of them are non familiar with this relatively new injectable called Kybella. So, what exactly is Kybella and how does it work? We’re here to bring you the facts.

Kybella, or keoxycholic acid, is a manmade form of a substance  that your body actually prduces naturally to help absorb excess fats.When injected into specific areas of the body, Kybella helps to melt away extra fat, particularly under the chin area, slowly and with little to no downtime after each procedure.

When receiving a Kybella injection, your plastic surgeon will typically numb the area and place a grid under the chin where he or she plans to inject the substance. The entire procedure takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Once the doctor is finished injecting Kybella, he or she will place an ice pack under the chin and the patient is free to go about their day. Patients may experience mild pain, swelling or bruising around the injection area, but most say it is very manageable pain. Most doctors recommend that patients refrain from any rigorous exercises for a few days. Patients should also try not to move the area very much post-procedure.

Over the course of 1-2 months, each injection slowly melts away excess fat. Many patients see results after just 2-4 sessions, but typically, they will receive a total of 5-6 Kybella treatments for maximum results.

The procedure has gained notoriety over the past year after Khloe Kardashian became a spokesperson for the product. The “Live Chin Up” Kybella campaign encourages women not to let things that bother them get in the way of living a beautiful life. We couldn’t agree more!

If you would like to discuss Kybella or other options for melting excess submental fat, give us a call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Horn.


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