A series of Kybella injections administered under the chin can permanently eradicate fat cells and reduce submental fullness, commonly known as a double chin.

Who is a candidate for Kybella?

If you are bothered by a double chin and do not want to undergo surgery, you may be a candidate for Kybella. This treatment is only approved for individuals age 18 and older. Kybella is most effective for people with moderate fat in the upper neck who do not have loose folds of neck skin.

What can I expect with a Kybella treatment?

In a Kybella treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under the chin. These injections take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to perform. The number of injections you require for optimal treatment will depend on your desired profile and the amount of fat under your chin.

What is recovery like after Kybella?

After Kybella injections, you are likely to have some swelling and bruising under the chin. You may want to stay home for a few days to recover. Initial swelling should subside within 48 hours, but you may have minor swelling for up to two weeks. Avoid salt and alcohol for a few days before and after treatment to help minimize swelling. Ice applied intermittently for the first few hours after treatment can also help.

Why choose us for Kybella in Mt. Vernon, IL?

  • Our mission at Advanced Surgical Technology is to provide superior surgical and nonsurgical care with the highest level of integrity and service.
  • We have an onsite lab that makes services quicker and more convenient for our patients.
  • Our practice offers unparalleled, comprehensive care in aesthetics and injectables, cosmetics, primary care, general surgery, and vascular surgery.
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FAQ

How many Kybella treatment sessions will I need?

The number of treatments required to achieve desired results can vary from person to person, depending on treatment goals and the amount and distribution of submental (under the chin) fat. Your doctor can tailor a Kybella treatment plan for you. Sessions should be spaced at least one month apart, and you should not have more than six treatment sessions.

How does Kybella work?

Deoxycholic acid is a molecule occurring naturally in the body that aids in breakdown and absorption of fats we consume. Synthetic deoxycholic acid is the active ingredient in Kybella. It destroys fat cells when injected under the chin. Once they are destroyed, these cells can no longer store fat. The fat cells will be naturally shed by the body in the weeks ahead – a very rewarding experience!

What causes a double chin?

Submental fullness (double chin) can affect both men and women. It may be caused by genetics, aging, or weight gain. However, not only overweight people have fullness under the chin. Stubborn fat in this area may not respond to diet and exercise.

When will I see results with Kybella treatments?

Kybella results appear gradually over time. You may start to see a noticeable difference in the appearance of your profile in four to six weeks after your injections. Results may continue to improve with subsequent treatment sessions.

Can Kybella be used to treat areas other than under the chin?

Kybella has been used successfully off label to treat other areas of the body than under the chin. A series of treatments sessions can destroy stubborn fat cells:

  • Along the jawline
  • In the underarms
  • Along the bra strap
  • Under the buttocks
  • Inside the knee
  • In the lower belly

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