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What is Kybella®?

Kybella® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called, “double chin.” Kybella® is deoxycholic acid – a natural bile salt used to break down fat and destroys the fat cells when injected into the “double chin”. After treatment with Kybella®, the fat cells are destroyed. Learn more about Kybella®.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is an appropriate candidate for Kybella®?

Uptown Medical Aesthetics offers a free consultation for Kybella® treatment for anyone concerned about submental fullness, otherwise known as “double chin.”

A consultation with an examination of the “double chin” fat pad is the only way to evaluate if you are a candidate for the Kybella® procedure.

How many Kybella® treatments will I need to achieve my desired results?

In the studies done on Kybella®, most patients need 2-4 treatments spaced at least 1 month apart. Larger “double chins” will need more treatments, while smaller “double chins” will need less treatment.

Per manufacturer’s recommendation, up to 6 treatments of Kybella® may be performed.

Is there any downtime with Kybella®?

The most common side effects are pain, swelling, and bruising with Kybella® treatments. You can expect 7-10 days of swelling with the best results from a treatment noted at 6-8 weeks post-injection.

Pain from the Kybella® injections is transient and subsides dramatically after 15 minutes. Most patients report a pain scale of 2-4 out of ten with Kybella® injections.

How much can I expect to pay for Kybella®?

Most patients will need 2-3 vials of Kybella® per treatment. Each vial is priced at $600. The average woman will need 2 vials per treatment, with most men needing 3 vials per treatment of Kybella®. Again, this will be determined at your consultation.

Kybella® Before and After

Kybella before and after images

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