Kybella® is the first available FDA-approved injectable treatment that specifically targets and destroys submental fat cells.
Submental fat cells develop under the chin and often cause what is known as the dreaded double chin. This type of stubborn fat is difficult to otherwise eliminate, even with exercise or healthy lifestyle choices. Kybella uses deoxycholic acid to target and breakdown these fat cells and prevents them from reforming.
Kybella treatments are simple, minimally-invasive, and virtually painless. The solution is injected directly into the submental fat under the chin using a thin needle. Some patients will need multiple injections and at least two sessions to achieve the desired results.
The deoxycholic acid metabolisms that stubborn fat that causes a double chin and eliminates it through the body. The fat cells are permanently destroyed and those will be unable to grow back. It is possible for new fat cells to grow, so maintaining healthy lifestyle habits and a good exercise routine can ensure that it stays off.
Kybella injections are ideal for anyone who wants to target and reduce the excess fat that develops underneath the chin. Patients who have a double chin can see a tighter, more well-defined facial profile.
Eligible candidates are non-smokers who are not allergic to the treatment and are not taking any medications or have medical issues that could prevent them from safely getting the injections.
Currently, Kybella is only FDA-approved for the treatment of submental fat, or fat beneath the chin. This is because it has shown promise on breaking down the cells in small pockets of fat.
However, it may not be suitable as a fat loss treatment on larger areas of the body, such as the muffin top. There is some success with Kybella injections on the pockets of fat that develop at the shoulders, commonly enhanced by straps from a bra or shirt.
Your Kybella treatment will be carefully customized around your unique facial contour and the amount of submental fat beneath the chin. To calculate your cost, Dr. Troiano will consider the amount of Kybella required to achieve the desired results along with other factors.
Dr. Troiano is a highly-qualified facial plastic surgeon with fellowship training in the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery.
She puts special care and attention into helping patients achieve a smoother, more feminized facial profile that compliments their features and helps them look on the outside how they feel on the inside. Having cosmetic treatments like Kybella performed by an expert plastic surgeon can help to reduce your risk of complications. Additionally, our facility in Palm Beach aims to provide patients with a private and prestigious cosmetic experience.Schedule Consultation
A double chin is an accumulation of fat beneath the chin that can create the appearance of an additional chin. This submental fat accumulates between the neck and chin and can be stubborn.
A double chin can make many patients feel self-conscious and struggle with their appearance. It can be difficult to hide excess fat in this area, and it can affect your facial contour and profile.
Kybella is one of the most effective ways to treat submental fat, and it does not require plastic surgery or incisions to be made. For many, this treatment allows them to look and feel their absolute best.
The effects of Kybella are intended to be long-lasting or permanent, as the deoxycholic acid in the formula works to break down the fat cells and prevent them from reforming. The procedure works gradually, with results starting to reveal themselves over time.
Within 12 months after their last session, patients will be able to see a noticeable improvement. New submental fat cells can develop in the area as patients experience weight fluctuations or natural side effects of aging.
Non-surgical cosmetic enhancements are popular for their quick and easy application, with many treatments administered in under an hour with little to no downtime.
Injectables do require patients to be pricked with a needle more than once, so we offer topical numbing solutions to help alleviate any discomfort or pain. Redness, inflammation, and tenderness at the injection sites are common, but with subside on its own or you may try applying a cold compress.