Dr. Sahar Nadimi discusses KYBELLA injections, which offer comparable results to neck liposuction but without surgery. She discusses the virtually painless treatment, which takes about 20 minutes in total. After about two to five treatments, patients can say goodbye to a double chin.
Kybella is an exciting new medication that was recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of unwanted fat that's underneath the chin. Traditionally, this has been treated with submental liposuction, but Kybella injections are a great option for patients who don't want to undergo surgery. Kybella is composed of deoxycholic acid, which actually is a natural molecule that's found in our bodies and permanently destroys fat. In clinic, Kybella is injected underneath the chin and the area that we're treating. And it takes about 20 minutes to perform, on average. There's virtually no pain associated with this procedure and there's no recovery. Patients can go back to work right afterward. On average, patients need about two to five treatments, but this really varies, depending on the amount of fat that's underneath the chin and what the patient's goals are.