What Is Kybella?

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


KYBELLA® may be right for you if you’re unhappy, self-conscious, or embarrassed by fat under the chin, also known as submental fullness. It is also a great option if you feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are and you don’t want to have surgery. KYBELLA® is good for people who eat well and exercise, but the submental fullness does not go away.


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.


Treatment can only be administered by a KYBELLA®-trained healthcare specialist. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile.


After KYBELLA® treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform your provider if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, or difficulty swallowing.


The most common side effects occur in the treatment area and include: swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness or areas of hardness. These side effects are usually temporary and often resolve on their own.


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