Thinking About Kybella? Here’s How It Works


Many people struggle with unwanted fat underneath the chin, often referred to in the medical community as submental fat and among patients as a “double chin.” Getting rid of submental fullness has always been a bit tricky, especially considering genetics, aging, and weight gain are all factors. However, today there is a revolutionary, effective solution: Kybella.

How does Kybella work, and are you a good candidate for this treatment? Read everything you need to know below:

How Does Kybella Work? 

Kybella is a unique injectable treatment that offers a permanent solution to your double chin. It is an FDA-approved prescription medication designed for adults over 18 years old. This minimally invasive treatment consists of deoxycholic acid, the first of its kind designed to reduce submental fat.

Kybella is the only FDA approved non-invasive procedure that can reduce fat below the chin. It works by treating the fat cells in the area, permanently destroying them, and giving you a tighter chin. As the fat cells melt away, the extra fullness below your chin will effectively dissolve.

Are the Results Really Permanent?

One of the benefits of these injectables is that the results are permanent. Once the Kybella injection destroys fat cells in your chin area, they do not return. Of course, you might see a recurrence of submental fat if you gain weight or don’t keep up with a healthy lifestyle, as the remaining fat cells can grow or enlarge.

The Treatment Process 

For your treatment, we will mark and identify areas of submental fat that could benefit from Kybella. Following the template sketched out in this part of the treatment, a small amount of the medication will be injected into the affected areas.

Keep in mind that this procedure is only for chin fat removal. Providers cannot use Kybella around the jowls or other body parts. It has also not been proven to be effective in children under the age of 18.

Benefits of Injectables 

Chin fat removal is the most prominent benefit of receiving Kybella. But what are some of the other benefits that patients rave about?

Permanent Results

As long as you maintain your lifestyle and a healthy diet that does not promote weight gain, your results with Kybella should be permanent.

Your double chin can be eliminated within just three to four injection sessions spaced out every four to six weeks. While the under-chin fat reduction is the most obvious benefit of the procedure, there are others that you should be aware of.

No Recovery or Downtime Necessary 

Because this procedure is minimally invasive, there is no recovery or downtime required. You can book one of these short 30-minute sessions for your lunch break and head straight back to the office when you’re finished.

Patients can resume normal activities immediately with no waiting period after they receive these injectables. This makes it easy to work your treatment into your schedule without taking time off work, school, or any other commitments.

Who Is Eligible for Kybella? 

If chin fat removal sounds appealing to you, then you might be wondering what the criteria are for this treatment. Most people can benefit from this procedure, but there are a few exceptions. You are eligible for Kybella if you:

  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have no plans to become pregnant or breastfeed
  • Have no injuries or medical conditions impacting the neck area

As long as none of these situations apply to you, then you are an eligible candidate for chin fat removal via Kybella injectables. Kybella is designed for those with moderate to severe submental fat with its gradual results. It may not be the right fit for you if you have very little chin fat.

Every profile is unique, so make sure to consult with your medical professional at BevelUp to determine if this is the right fit for you. We will help you develop a custom treatment plan that allows you to achieve your goals for your profile.

Chin Fat Removal with Kybella

Are you ready to improve your profile and eliminate your stubborn double chin? If you experience moderate to severe submental fat, you may want to look into Kybella treatments with BevelUp as a solution.

We can help you create a profile you’re proud of with this minimally invasive and permanent treatment. Contact our Tampa, FL, location to discuss your options with a member of our experienced team!


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