Kybella® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable drug that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness due to submental fat. Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as a “double chin,” is a common yet under-treated condition affecting a broad range of overweight adults.
How Does Kybella® Work?
The active ingredient in Kybella® is a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. It is administered via injection. When injected into subcutaneous fat, this molecule destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store fat and, if the desired look is achieved, more treatment is not expected.
Are there Side Effects?
Kybella® has safely and successfully treated people in clinical studies worldwide. The production is highly controlled and quality-assured. Side effects may include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, or small areas of firmness. Adverse events are infrequent, though care must be taken by your doctor to avoid the risk of marginal mandibular nerve injury or dysphagia.
Is Kybella® Right For Me?
Treatment with Kybella® is customized by the physician to the patient’s aesthetic goals for an improved chin profile. Those with reasonable expectations from the procedure and who are in good general health typically see the best results. Only a consultation with a trained physician can help you truly determine if Kybella® is right for you.