Kybella Before & Afters
Kybella is a nonsurgical cosmetic treatment used to reduce the amount of fat beneath the chin. During treatment, a series of deoxycholic acid injections are done to target the fat cells under the chin. Kybella is noninvasive, meaning no incisions are required and downtime after treatment is minimal in most cases.
The best candidate for Kybella is an adult 18 years or older with moderate to severe fat beneath the chin. Kybella is not recommended for individuals who have had or are planning to undergo facial surgery, if they have difficulty swallowing, are pregnant or nursing, or have an infection or medical condition affecting the neck area.
What to Expect
Am I a Candidate?
Before undergoing Kybella, it’s important to plan treatment with a qualified specialist to ensure the client is a good candidate for the procedure. During the initial consultation, the patient and specialist will:
- Discuss the patient’s medical history
- Review previous cosmetic procedures done on the patient’s face, neck, or chin
- Discuss concerning symptoms, such as difficulty swallowing or bleeding problems
Patients who are nursing, pregnant, or planning to become pregnant in the near future should let their physician know in advance because the effects of Kybella in these cases are relatively unknown.
Serious side effects of Kybella include facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, uneven smile, or nerve injury in the jaw. Patients should discuss any post-treatment discomfort with their healthcare provider.