KYBELLA® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that permanently destroys fat cells in the treatment area under the chin to improve your profile.


  • You’re bothered, unhappy, self-conscious, or embarrassed by fat under the chin, also known as submental fullness
  • You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are
  • You’ve lost weight but can’t seem to lose the fat under your chin
  • You don’t want to have surgery
  • You want to avoid downtime
  • You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away

Permanent Destruction of Fat Cells

See the Difference with KYBELLA®


Unretouched photos of paid model. Individual results may vary. Sex: F Age: 44 Weight (before/after): 130.0 lbs/127.5 lbs Total treatments: 4 Total mLs (all treatment sessions): 12.4


Unretouched photos of paid model. Individual results may vary. Sex: M Age: 46 Weight (before/after): 188.5 lbs/183.0 lbs Total treatments: 4 Total mLs (all treatment sessions): 19.0

What is the treatment and how does it work?

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. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.

The shot is an alternative to liposuction or surgery to treat double-chin fat.

How many rounds of treatment do you need, and what results should you expect?

It varies, patients will need a series of 12-20 injections per visit. You may need two to three total visits, spaced a month apart. Each treatment takes about 15 minutes.

Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Your healthcare specialist will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Each KYBELLA® treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should not receive more than 6 treatments. In clinical studies, 59% of patients received 6 treatments.

Before starting treatment, your healthcare specialist will examine the area under and around your chin to determine if KYBELLA® is right for you. Then, your specialist will tailor your treatment to the amount of fat under the chin and your aesthetic goals.

What is the recovery period?

The downtime is minimal. You can expect to return to work or normal activities immediately. After KYBELLA® treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform your healthcare professional if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, or difficulty swallowing.

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Rich Vecellio, PA-C