What is KYBELLA®?
WHAT TO EXPECT
KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”.
You and Dr. Hoffman will design a treatment plan tailored to help you improve your chin profile. During your treatment sessions, KYBELLA® will be injected into the fat under your chin using multiple injections. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart.
Swelling, bruising, numbness and mild discomfort can be expected following your treatment. These issues generally resolve within 72 hours. You will be asked to avoid exercising during this time. This is just a precautionary measure to reduce overall bruising and swelling. You can resume regular daily activities after your Kybella treatment.
Kybella now allows patients to lose the double chin without surgery. While submental liposuction is still a great plastic surgery option in our practice, Kybella is the first FDA approved non-surgical treatment to remove specific fat deposits and improve neck contour. After Kybella, patients have reported improvement in their self-esteem, including feeling younger, less embarassed, and less overweight based on their chin profile.
Are there side effects of KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness.
The most common side effects of KYBELLA® include: swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.