Kybella is a non surgical treatment to get rid of mild to moderate extra fat under the chin.
The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.
Dr. Rodman performs the treatment in the office, it takes less than one hour. The area is numbed with topical cream or injected with numbing medicine so the patient is comfortable throughout the procedure. Once the area is numb, Dr. Rodman will perform multiple small injections under the chin.
Kybella requires at least two treatments, and sometimes 3-4 treatments depending on the amount of fat under the chin. Treatments are spaced six weeks apart. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
After the treatment, patients may have symptoms of bruising, swelling, redness, areas of firmness, pain, and numbness, The redness and swelling lasts about 1-2 weeks after the injections, the majority of patients have recovered after one week.