Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the treatment area under the chin to improve your profile.
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 beneath 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.
Submental fat, or a double chin, can be treated with Kybella® or with liposuction. Treatment with Kybella® occurs over 2 to 4 sessions as an in-office procedure.
This treatment is safe and effective.
Treatment with liposuction occurs over 1 session in the operating room. Dr. Costa will review each treatment as well as the pros and cons to help you choose the option that is best for you.